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Specialty Cook Salary

$26,697 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Specialty Cook is $26,697 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Specialty Cook is between $21,130 and $31,044. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Cooks specialty foods according to recipe and specific methods applicable to type of cookery.
  • Prepares meats, soups, sauces, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Seasons and cooks food according to prescribed method.
  • Portions and garnishes food.
Specialty Cook Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Cooks, Restaurant

Job family population: 1,276,510

Estimated population of Specialty Cook jobs: 400,467

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Specialty Cook Job Listings for United States

Specialty Cook (American Cuisine)
Jun 3
Seattle, WA, USA
Gate Gourmet
Specialty Cook A Specialty Cook is an essential part of the food prep team, preparing specialty food for flights in a high-volume catering kitchen by sautéing, poaching, baking, grilling and ...
Cook (Experience preferred)
Jun 15
Chicago, IL, USA
Norwood Crossing
... including specialty meals for residents with restricted dietary needs. * Prepare, or oversee ... Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe ...
UC Berkeley- Temporary Cook, 17.52 hourly
May 29
Berkeley, CA, USA
University of California, Berkeley
Our award winning program features a wide-variety of seasonal menus and ethnic specialties. We've ... Batch cooks food items as appropriate for organic and standard menu. * Frequently check service ...
Cook - Best Western by Mammoth Hot Springs
May 31
Gardiner, MT, USA
Best Western By Mammoth Hot Springs
The Opportunity As a Cook at The Yellowstone Mine Restaurant you'll have the opportunity to make ... and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about ...
Cook 2, Lakeside & Pool
Apr 30
Incline Village, NV, USA
Enjoy casual favorites like made-to-order burgers, overstuffed sandwiches and specialty salads. At ... The desired cook candidate will have hotel cooking experience and a culinary degree. An ...
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