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Cook Dinner Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$31,058 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cook Dinner is $31,058 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cook Dinner is between $24,959 and $36,493. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Cooks, prepares, and seasons soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
  • Reads menu to estimate food requirements and buys food from supplier.
  • Prepares soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces, and casseroles.
  • Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Adds seasoning to foods during mixing or cooking, according to personal judgment and experience.
Cook Dinner Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cooks, Restaurant

Job family population: 1,276,510

Estimated population of Cook Dinner jobs: 119,545

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Cook Dinner Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Line Cook
Feb 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink
Engineered Dining & Drink part of Machine Hospitality Group, please visit
Cook Full Time
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Three Crowns Park
Prep Cook/Cook position Ideal entry into the restaurant industry or for someone looking to advance in their career This position offers a variety of culinary experience from casual dining to fine ...
COOK (FULL-TIME) at Resurrection Life Center
May 16
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
Experienced cook, preferably in senior living or healthcare * Perks : Healthcare/PTO/Vacation ... As a boutique food and dining management service, we specialize in tailored, creative solutions to ...
Cook - Full-Time - Yorkville, IL
May 2
Yorkville, IL, USA
Cedarhurst Living, LLC
We envision dining within our communities to be that of a fine dining restaurant. As a Cook at Cedarhurst Living you will provide a top-notch dining experience for our residents and their families.
Line Cook
May 22
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
... dining or an equivalent service environment required • Loves to cook! • Hard-working, team ... player • Basic knowledge of professional cooking and experience in knife handling • Knowledge ...
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