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Prep cook salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $16.11
Low $12.39
High $20.94
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a prep cook is $16.11 per hour in the United States. 46.7k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Prep Cooks in United States

  1. Nordstrom
    16,197 reviews265 salaries reported
    $19.93per hour
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Highest paying cities for Prep Cooks near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $18.63 per hour
    433 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $17.97 per hour
    310 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $16.96 per hour
    331 salaries reported
  1. Tucson, AZ
    $16.69 per hour
    148 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $16.64 per hour
    250 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $16.00 per hour
    440 salaries reported
  1. St. Louis, MO
    $15.94 per hour
    129 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $15.67 per hour
    295 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $15.50 per hour
    298 salaries reported
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Where can a Prep Cook earn more?

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Most common benefits for Prep Cooks

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Commuter assistance
  • 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
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 19,178 ratings

32% of Prep Cooks in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Line Cook

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Average $17.25 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Prep Cook

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