Typical Income for Cooks

Hourly Income

On average,cooks make $11.72 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cooks $8.47 $9.35 $10.99 $13.48 $16.29
Food preparation and serving related occupations $8.28 $8.94 $10.01 $12.34 $16.92
Cooks and food preparation workers $8.44 $9.27 $10.80 $13.18 $15.87
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, cooks make $24,370 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cooks $17,610 $19,450 $22,850 $28,030 $33,890
Food preparation and serving related occupations $17,220 $18,600 $20,810 $25,680 $35,200
Cooks and food preparation workers $17,550 $19,280 $22,460 $27,420 $33,000
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics