Line cook

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

Average base salary
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40.6k salaries reported, updated at May 20, 2020
$13.57
per hour
The average salary for a line cook is $13.57 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for line cooks

Most recommended certification

Food Handler Certificationdimension-trending-icon

earn +3.13% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 34.70% since 2018. Line Cooks with this certification earn +3.13% more than the average base salary, which is $13.57 per hour.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top skill
Salary
Job openings
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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
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Top certification
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Food Handler Certification
+3.13%
3,049Company icon

Most common benefits for Line Cooks

  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Food provided
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee assistance program

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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