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
$15.01
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
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Culinary Experience
+4.17%
6,030Company icon
Catering Experience
+7.92%
130Company icon
Food Handling
+3.74%
202Company icon
Restaurant Experience
+1.00%
7,110Company icon
Kitchen Management Experience
+12.03%
16Company icon
Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsFood Handler Certification+3.13%salary
Top certification
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Food Handler Certification
+3.13%
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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