Restaurant cook earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Restaurant cook salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $23,427
Alabama $20,876
Arkansas $18,454
Arizona $21,797
California $27,765
Colorado $26,929
Connecticut $22,971
District of Columbia $32,580
Delaware $27,180
Florida $26,434
Georgia $21,962
Guam $19,930
Hawaii $31,491
Iowa $21,202
Idaho $20,777
Illinois $22,817
Indiana $20,542
Kansas $24,228
Kentucky $20,037
Louisiana $23,230
Massachusetts $32,430
Maryland $27,550
Maine $28,780
Michigan $24,215
Minnesota $28,810
Missouri $24,150
Mississippi $21,350
Montana $24,650
North Carolina $23,630
North Dakota $27,900
Nebraska $27,740
New Hampshire $28,910
New Jersey $30,870
New Mexico $24,100
Nevada $30,060
New York $28,100
Ohio $23,815
Oklahoma $24,000
Oregon $29,340
Pennsylvania $26,510
Puerto Rico $18,210
Rhode Island $30,130
South Carolina $22,840
South Dakota $26,260
Tennessee $24,370
Texas $25,400
Utah $26,900
Virginia $24,930
Virgin Islands, U.S. $28,630
Vermont $30,620
Washington $31,950
Wisconsin $25,150
West Virginia $22,060
Wyoming $28,810

How do restaurant cook salaries compare to similar careers?

Restaurant cooks earn about the same as related careers in Washington. On average, they make less than dietetic technicians but more than baristas.

Career Median Salary
Dietetic technician salary $36K
Food server salary $28K
Bartender salary $30K
Food batchmaker salary $31K
Baker salary $31K
Restaurant cook salary $32K
Food preparation worker salary $28K
Host and hostess salary $25K
Barista salary $25K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)