Line Cook salary in United States

How much does a Line Cook make in the United States?

91.5k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a line cook is $15.01 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for line cooks

Most recommended skill

Kitchen Management Experience

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 1.76% since 2018. Line Cooks with this skill earn +12.03% more than the average base salary, which is $15.01 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20122increase by 2
201318increase by 800.00%
201424increase by 33.33%
2015102increase by 325.00%
2016263increase by 157.84%
2017194decrease by 26.24%
2018170decrease by 12.37%
2019167decrease by 1.76%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsCulinary Experience+4.17%salary
Top skill
Job openings
Culinary Experience
6,030Company icon
Catering Experience
130Company icon
Food Handling
202Company icon
Restaurant Experience
7,110Company icon
Kitchen Management Experience
16Company icon
Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsFood Handler Certification+3.13%salary
Top certification
Job openings
Food Handler Certification
3,049Company icon

Most common benefits for Line Cooks

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Gym membership
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 21,855 ratings

36% of Line cooks in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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