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Cook salary in Loves Park, IL 61111

How much does a Cook make in Illinois?

Average base salary

$15.54
same
as national average
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a cook is $15.54 per hour in Illinois. 4.6k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in Illinois

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Top companies for Cooks in Loves Park, IL 61111

  1. Chartwells Higher Education
    3.4star
    2,135 reviews5 salaries reported
    $20.63per hour
  2. $19.80per hour
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Highest paying cities for Cooks near Loves Park, IL 61111

  1. Chicago, IL
    $16.48 per hour
    524 salaries reported
  2. Springfield, IL
    $14.56 per hour
    86 salaries reported
  3. Peoria, IL
    $14.49 per hour
    27 salaries reported
  1. Rockford, IL
    $14.22 per hour
    70 salaries reported
  2. Joliet, IL
    $14.04 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  3. Bloomington, IL
    $14.01 per hour
    60 salaries reported
  1. Champaign, IL
    $13.98 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  2. Decatur, IL
    $13.88 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Belleville, IL
    $13.53 per hour
    11 salaries reported
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Where can a Cook earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Cooks

Most recommended certification

Food Handler Certification

(earn +4.96% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 3.51% since 2018. Cooks with this certification earn +4.96% more than the average base salary, which is $15.54 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
201015increase by 15
201110decrease by 33.33%
201214998increase by 149880.00%
201354370increase by 262.52%
201477834increase by 43.16%
201543782decrease by 43.75%
201662539increase by 42.84%
201774933increase by 19.82%
201891288increase by 21.83%
201994491increase by 3.51%

Top companies hiring Cooks with the recommended certification

Rockford Rescue Mission
Lincolnshire Place
Encompass Health
Symphony Maple Crest
Healthcare Services Group
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Top fields of study
Nutrition Degree
+43.84%salary
Top skills
Culinary Experience
+12.32%salary
Top specialties
Addiction Medicine
+9.46%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top Fields of studySalaryJob openingsCompanies
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Most common benefits for Cooks

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Childcare
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 46,690 ratings

30% of Cooks in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Cook

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a cook?

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How much do similar professions to cook get paid?

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Do cooks get paid hourly or monthly?

Most cooks in the United States get paid by the hour.

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