Cook salary in the United States

Average salary
$26,500/yr
Based on 123,272 income tax records
$16,000
$58,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$23K
 
$27K
 
$28K
 
$28K
 
$27K
$16,000
$58,500
How much do Cooks make?
The average total salary for a Cook is $26,500 per year. This is based on data from 123,272 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Cook and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Cook salary can vary between $16,000 to $58,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

Cook salary by location

Cook salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Compass Group, San Mateo County, CA
23 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$26K – $105K
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Hyatt, Maui County, HI
13 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$27K – $84K
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Restaurant Personnel, Cook County, IL
18 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$22K – $84K
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Apple, Santa Clara County, CA
32 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$39K – $151K
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Epic Systems, Dane County, WI
19 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$40K – $67K
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Dignity Health, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$36K – $55K
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Flagship Facility, King County, WA
18 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$38K – $65K
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Wegmans Food Markets, Erie County, NY
16 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$25K – $60K
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Wynn Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
49 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$20K – $72K
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US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
21 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$21K – $57K
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Nana Management Services, Anchorage County, AK
10 income tax records
$41,000/yr
$22K – $81K
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Sinclair Oil, Blaine County, ID
11 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$19K – $64K
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Np Red Rock, Clark County, NV
14 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$18K – $64K
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Aria Hotel And Casino, Clark County, NV
20 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$18K – $74K
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Sodexo, San Diego County, CA
14 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$18K – $53K
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Cornell University, Tompkins County, NY
22 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$29K – $45K
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Puget Consumers Coop, King County, WA
25 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$25K – $54K
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State Of Massachusetts, Hampshire County, MA
12 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$16K – $52K
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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Franklin County, OH
13 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$19K – $55K
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Alameda Paying Agent, Honolulu County, HI
12 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$18K – $52K
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Marriott International, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$25K – $56K
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The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
18 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$19K – $70K
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Landrumhr Sjr, Walton County, FL
10 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$27K – $59K
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State Of Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI
11 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$17K – $67K
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Np Sunset, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$17K – $47K
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BH Management, Maricopa County, AZ
18 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$18K – $48K
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Keystone Paying Agent, Orange County, FL
99 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$20K – $70K
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H‑E‑B, Travis County, TX
23 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$21K – $55K
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The City Of New York, Kings County, NY
18 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$23K – $47K
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Edp Enterprises, Pulaski County, MO
24 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$22K – $43K
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OhioHealth, Franklin County, OH
11 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$26K – $54K
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Caesars Entertainment, Clark County, NV
64 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$16K – $51K
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Bellagio, Clark County, NV
19 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$20K – $47K
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Lvgv, Clark County, NV
12 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$28K – $44K
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Thomas Management, Fresno County, CA
16 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$18K – $66K
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Spectrum Health, Kent County, MI
12 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$21K – $40K
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Norton Healthcare, Jefferson County, KY
10 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$24K – $40K
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Fs Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
10 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$18K – $50K
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Parkview Health, Allen County, IN
14 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$27K – $55K
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Outback Steakhouse, Brevard County, FL
11 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$25K – $44K
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University Of Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, IN
22 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$20K – $54K
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Aramark, Dallas County, TX
20 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$16K – $46K
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University Of Michigan Payroll O, Washtenaw County, MI
20 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$21K – $46K
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Universal Studios, Orange County, FL
55 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$19K – $46K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
30 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$21K – $38K
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Copper Cellar, Knox County, TN
23 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$17K – $46K
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Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Allegheny County, PA
22 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$20K – $39K
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Bill Miller, Bexar County, TX
26 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$16K – $46K
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Kanawha County Board Of Educatio, Kanawha County, WV
23 income tax records
$23,000/yr
$20K – $26K
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Golden Gaming, Clark County, NV
22 income tax records
$21,500/yr
$16K – $39K

Cook demographics in United States

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81% are single
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19% are married
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27% have kids
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17% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Cooks in United States

123,272 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a cook in the United States is $26,500 per year. Cook salaries in the United States can vary between $16,000 to $58,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 123,272 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as cook.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for cooks in the United States: Compass Group ($52,000 a year), Hyatt ($51,500 a year), and Restaurant Personnel ($51,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for cooks in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($43,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($38,500 a year), and Barnstable Town Metro Area, MA ($37,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.