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2021 Cooks, Fast Food Salary Guide

Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

Cooks, Fast Food Salary 2021

Salary

$24.4K

Growth

-13%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

How Much Do Cooks, Fast Food Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $17,590 $19,650 $24,380 $27,960 $31,430
Hourly Wage $8.46 $9.45 $11.72 $13.44 $15.11

How Much Do Cooks, Fast Food Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$17,590
$19,650
$24,380
$27,960
$31,430
Hourly Wage
$8.46
$9.45
$11.72
$13.44
$15.11

What Do Cooks, Fast Food Do?

Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

Also known as:

Cook, Deep Fat Fryer Operator, Fast Food Cook, Fry Cook, Fryer, Grill Cook, Line Cook, Pizza Cook, Pizza Maker, Prep Cook (Preparatory Cook)

  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Cook foods.
  • Cook foods.
  • Cook foods.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Prepare hot or cold beverages.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Cook foods.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Cook foods.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Take customer orders.
  • Prepare breads or doughs.
  • Check quality of foods or supplies.
  • Cook foods.
  • Measure ingredients.
  • Mix ingredients.
  • Coordinate timing of food production activities.

Cooks, Fast Food Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 534,000 462,300 -13% 57,300

Cooks, Fast Food Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
534,000
462,300
-13%
57,300

Cooks, Fast Food Schooling & Experience

  • No formal educational credential
  • No work experience
  • Less than 1 month on-the-job training

Cooks, Fast Food Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
$1000 Pay Out for Burger Maker Red Robin Newnan, Georgia 09/23/2021 No
$1000 Pay Out for Burger Maker Red Robin Franklin, Tennessee 09/23/2021 No
$1000 Pay Out for Cook Red Robin Franklin, Tennessee 09/23/2021 No
$1000 Pay Out for Cook Red Robin Newnan, Georgia 09/23/2021 No
$1000 Pay Out for Line Cook Red Robin Franklin, Tennessee 09/23/2021 No
$1000 Pay Out for Line Cook Red Robin Newnan, Georgia 09/23/2021 No
$200 Pay Out for Burger Maker Red Robin Portland, Oregon 09/23/2021 No
$200 Pay Out for Burger Maker Red Robin Clackamas, Oregon 09/23/2021 No
$200 Pay Out for Burger Maker Red Robin Vancouver, Washington 09/23/2021 No
$200 Pay Out for Burger Maker Red Robin Vancouver, Washington 09/23/2021 No

Cooks, Fast Food Jobs .

Location

Houston, TX Metairie, LA Virtual, USA Vancouver, WA Portland, OR New Orleans, LA Austin, TX Wilmington, DE San Antonio, TX Phoenix, AZ Tulsa, OK Tallahassee, FL New York, NY Nashville, TN Louisville, KY Franklin, TN Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Baltimore, MD Washington, DC Longmont, CO Katy, TX Hendersonville, TN Brighton, CO Blue Springs, MO Baton Rouge, LA Westminster, CO Uncasville, CT Spring, TX Spring Hill, TN Slidell, LA Seattle, WA Scottsdale, AZ San Jose, CA Salt Lake City, UT Newnan, GA Marrero, LA Madison, WI Laplace, LA Jefferson, LA Independence, MO Holland, MI Gresham, OR Fort Worth, TX Elk Grove, CA El Paso, TX Des Moines, IA Colorado Springs, CO Clackamas, OR Chattanooga, TN Charlotte, NC Battle Ground, WA Temecula, CA Tampa, FL Tacoma, WA Spokane, WA Sparta, WI Rochester, NY Redmond, WA Quincy, MA Pearland, TX Parma, OH Orem, UT Omaha, NE Murfreesboro, TN Mt Juliet, TN Los Angeles, CA Livonia, MI Kent, WA Jacksonville, FL Jackson, TN Hingham, MA Garner, NC Franklin, WI Farragut, TN Faribault, MN Enumclaw, WA Denver, CO Covington, LA Columbus, OH Cheyney, PA Buffalo, NY Brooklyn, NY Bronx, NY Beaverton, OR Aurora, IL Annapolis, MD Albuquerque, NM Youngstown, OH Woodland, CA Winchester, KY Westford, MA Wentzville, MO Wellsville, UT Waukee, IA Victorville, CA Vicksburg, MS Vero Beach, FL Us, USA Tumwater, WA Troy, OH Toledo, OH Syracuse, NY Stockbridge, GA Springfield, MA Sioux Falls, SD Shreveport, LA Shelbyville, IN Shelby, NC Schenectady, NY Sandy Springs, GA Sacramento, CA Saco, ME Roseville, CA Rockford, IL Rochester, MN Rensselaer, IN Post Falls, ID Posen, IL Port St Lucie, FL Philadelphia, PA Petal, MS Parsippany, NJ Park City, UT Painesville, OH Owatonna, MN Oregon, WI Novato, CA Northville, MI North Little Rock, AR Normal, IL Newark, DE Mt. Pleasant, SC Mount Horeb, WI Montgomery, IL Montgomery, AL Mineral Point, WI Midlothian, VA Middletown, RI Miami, FL Mesa, AZ Medford, OR Mechanicsburg, PA Macon, GA Loveland, CO Lincoln, NE Lees Summit, MO Las Cruces, NM Lancaster, WI Lakewood, CO Lake Saint Louis, MO Lafayette, CA La Crosse, WI Knoxville, TN Kennewick, WA Kenner, LA Kenmore, NY Kemah, TX Kaukauna, WI Jonesboro, AR Jensen Beach, FL Indianapolis, IN Huntsville, AL Hilton Head, SC Hialeah, FL Haverhill, MA Hartford, CT Hamilton, OH Grinnell, IA Greensburg, PA Grand Rapids, MI Glen Allen, VA Fresno, CA Fort Hood, TX Finksburg, MD Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, AR Farmington, NM Eureka, CA Escondido, CA Edison, NJ Eau Claire, WI Duluth, GA Dover, DE Delaware, OH Dedham, MA De Pere, WI Cumberland, RI Crown Point, IN Corte Madera, CA Conway, SC Concord, CA Columbus, WI Columbia, SC Clinton, UT Clinton, IA Clark, NJ Circle Pines, MN Canyon, TX Burlingame, CA Bruceton, TN Brookhaven, MS Brockton, MA Bretton Woods, NH Branson West, MO Bradenton, FL Boise, ID Blaine, MN Billings, MT Benson, NC Bangor, ME Babson Park, FL Austell, GA Atlanta, GA Arvada, CO Arlington, TX Appleton, WI Anaheim, CA Amarillo, TX Zanesville, OH Yuma, AZ Yuba City, CA Ypsilanti, MI Yorktown Heights, NY Yonkers, NY Yakima, WA Worthington, MN Worcester, MA Woodbury, MN Woodbridge, NJ Winchester, VA Winchester, IN Wilmington, OH Willis, TX Williamsburg, VA Wickliffe, OH Wichita, KS Whitewater, WI White Bear Lake, MN Wexford, PA Westmont, IL Westminster, MD Westerville, OH West Valley, UT West Salem, WI West Palm Beach, FL West Mifflin, PA West Memphis, AR West Jordan, UT West Bend, WI Wenatchee, WA Wayne, PA Waverly, NY Waveland, MS Wautoma, WI Wausau, WI Watsonville, CA Watertown, NY Washington, PA Warwick, RI Warrenville, IL Warner Robins, GA Wamego, KS Walnut, IL Wallace, NC Walla Walla, WA Waco, TX Wabash, IN Visalia, CA Viroqua, WI Villa Park, IL Vernon Rockville, CT Universal City, CA Union Center, WI Twin Falls, ID Tustin, CA Tuscaloosa, AL Tusayan, AZ Tullahoma, TN Tucson, AZ Troy, MO Towson, MD Town Of Darien, CT Totowa, NJ Tiverton, RI Timonium, MD Timberville, VA Thomson, GA Thomasville, GA Thief River Falls, MN Terrell, TX Temple City, CA Taylorsville, UT Taylor, TX Taylor, MI Sweetwater, TN Sun Prairie, WI Sun City, AZ Sumter, SC Studio City, CA Streamwood, IL Stockton, CA Stillwater, MN Sterling, CO Sterling Heights, MI Starkville, MS St. Paul, MN St. Louis, MO St. Cloud, MN Springville, UT Springfield, OH Springfield, MO Spring Hill, FL Southport, NC Southington, CT South Portland, ME South Lake Tahoe, CA South Holland, IL South Glens Falls, NY South Boston, MA Somerville, MA Soldotna, AK Snowmass Village, CO Smiths Station, AL Skowhegan, ME Silverdale, WA Sidney, NY Sicklerville, NJ Shrewsbury, MA Shiloh, IL Shawnee, OK Sebastian, FL Seaside, CA Schertz, TX Savannah, GA Santa Rosa, CA Santa Monica, CA Santa Ana, CA Sandpoint, ID San Ysidro, CA San Marcos, TX San Juan, PR San Francisco, CA San Diego, CA San Bruno, CA Salisbury, NC Salisbury, MD Salem, OR Salem, MA Saint Paul, MN Saint Louis, MO Saint George, UT Saint Cloud, MN Saint Charles, MO Saint Augustine, FL Rydal, PA Russell Springs, KY Rowland Heights, CA Rosenberg, TX Rosemead, CA Roselle, NJ Roscoe, IL Rohnert Park, CA Rogers, AR Rocky Point, NY Rockwall, TX Rockingham, NC Rock Hill, SC Rochester Hills, MI Riverdale, GA River Forest, IL Ridgewood, NJ Ridgefield, WA Ridgecrest, CA Richmond, VA Richmond, TX Richland, WA Reston, VA Redgranite, WI Redding, CA Red Bank, NJ Rapid City, SD Randolph, NJ Raleigh, NC Quincy, IL Queens, NY Puyallup, WA Providence, RI Princeton, IL Prairie Du Chien, WI Pottstown, PA Potsdam, NY Portsmouth, VA Portland, IN Porter Ranch, CA Port Orange, FL Port Jervis, NY Port Chester, NY Pompano Beach, FL Pocola, OK Pleasant Grove, UT Plainfield, IL Pittsfield, MA Pittsburgh, PA Pineville, LA Pickerington, OH Petaluma, CA Perth Amboy, NJ Perrysburg, OH Perham, MN Pennsylvania, PA Pembroke Pines, FL Payson, AZ Pasadena, TX Park Ridge, IL Park Falls, WI Paradise Valley, AZ Palo Alto, CA Palmer Township, PA Palmdale, CA Palm Springs, FL Palatine, IL Oswego, IL Osprey, FL Oroville, CA Oregon City, OR Ooltewah, TN Olive Branch, MS Olathe, KS Oklahoma City, OK Ogden, UT Ocean, NJ Oakland, CA Oak Grove, MO Norwich, NY North Wales, PA North Saint Paul, MN North Ogden, UT North Muskegon, MI North Las Vegas, NV North Jackson, OH North Hills, CA North Chesterfield, VA Norristown, PA Newton, MA Newport News, VA Newark Valley, NY New Port Richey, FL New London, WI New London, CT New Brunswick, NJ Murphysboro, IL Mount Gay, WV Moses Lake, WA Moscow, ID Morris Plains, NJ Morehead, KY Montevideo, MN Monroe, NY Modesto, CA Mobile, AL Mission, TX Mission, KS Mission Viejo, CA Minnetonka, MN Minneapolis, MN Milwaukee, WI Millersville, PA Midvale, UT Michigan City, IN Metropolis, IL Meridianville, AL Meridian, ID Meriden, CT Mentor, OH Memphis, TN Melrose Park, IL Media, PA Medford, MA Mechanicville, NY Meadville, PA Mcallen, TX Maumee, OH Mattydale, NY Mattapan, MA Marysville, WA Martinsburg, WV Marquette, MI Marina, CA Marina Del Rey, CA Marietta, GA Manhattan Beach, CA Mahwah, NJ Magee, MS Madisonville, KY Madison, TN Madison, MS Madison, IN Madison, FL Madison, AL Machias, ME Lyons, IL Lutz, FL Lubbock, TX Loves Park, IL Louisville, CO Longview, TX Logan, UT Littleton, CO Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ Lincoln, CA Lexington, MO Lexington, KY Lewisville, TX Levittown, PA Lenexa, KS Leavenworth, KS Lawrenceville, PA Lawrenceville, GA Lawrence, MA Las Vegas, NV Lansing, IL Land O Lakes, FL Lake Oswego, OR Lake Delton, WI Lackawanna, NY La Center, KY La Canada Flintridge, CA Kissimmee, FL Kirksville, MO Kingsport, TN Kingman, AZ Kill Devil Hills, NC Key West, FL Kenosha, WI Kansas City, MO Kansas City, KS Kaneohe, HI Kalamazoo, MI Kahului, HI Johnston, RI Jerome, ID Jasper, FL Jamaica, NY Jackson, NJ Jackson, MS Ithaca, NY Islandia, NY Inglewood, CA Ilion, NY Hyannis, MA Huxley, IA Hutchinson, KS Huntsville, TX Huntersville, NC Humble, TX Horsham, PA Hornell, NY Honolulu, HI Holton, KS Holmdel, NJ Holiday, FL Holden Beach, NC Hillsborough Township, NJ Hillsboro, WI Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, ND Higginsville, MO Hicksville, NY Hendersonville, NC Henderson, NV Hempstead, NY Hemet, CA Heath, OH Hawthorne, CA Havertown, PA Harvey, LA Hartford, WI Harrisonburg, VA Harrisburg, PA Harriman, TN Harlingen, TX Harker Heights, TX Harbor City, CA Harahan, LA Happy Valley, OR Hancock, NY Hampton, VA Gulfport, MS Grimes, IA Griffith, IN Greenville, SC Greenville, NC Greenville, DE Great Falls,, MT Great Barrington, MA Grantsville, UT Grants Pass, OR Granger, IN Grand Chute, WI Grain Valley, MO Goodyear, AZ Glennville, GA Glendale, WI Glendale, AZ Glen Cove, NY Germantown, TN Gaylord, MN Gary, IN Gallup, NM Gaithersburg, MD Gainesville, TX Frisco, TX Friendswood, TX Fredericksburg, VA Franklin Park, IL Fort Riley, KS Fort Morgan, CO Fort Mohave, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort Collins, CO Folsom, CA Flushing, NY Flower Mound, TX Flourtown, PA Flossmoor, IL Florissant, MO Florence, OR Flemington, NJ Flagstaff, AZ Fitchburg, MA Fishers, IN Ferrum, VA Fenton, MO Federal Way, WA Farmington, CT Fairfield, OH Fairfield, AL Everett, WA Evanston, WY Estero, FL Erskine, MN Enosburg Falls, VT Elroy, WI Ellisville, MO Ellenton, FL Ellensburg, WA Elkhart, IN Elk Grove Village, IL Elizabethton, TN Eldersburg, MD El Monte, CA Edmond, OK Edina, MN Easton, PA Easton, MD Eastchester, NY East Wenatchee, WA East Providence, RI Doylestown, PA Downers Grove, IL Dorado, PR Dodgeville, WI District Heights, MD Dexter, MO Detroit, MI Destin, FL Des Plaines, IL Deland, FL Dekalb, IL Decatur, AL Davis, CA Davie, FL Davenport, IA Davenport, FL Daly City, CA Cupertino, CA Crystal Lake, IL Crossville, TN Crestview, FL Cranston, RI Covina, CA Council Bluffs, IA Cottonwood, AZ Corbin, KY Copper Mountain, CO Coon Rapids, MN Cookeville, TN Colonial Beach, VA Collegedale, TN Coeur D'Alene, ID Cocoa, FL Clovis, CA Cleveland, OH Cleveland, MS Clemson, SC Clearfield, UT Clayton, MO Clarksville, TN Citrus Heights, CA Cincinnati, OH Cicero, NY Chestnut Hill, MA Chesterfield, MO Charlottesville, VA Charlotte Hall, MD Chapin, SC Chapel Hill, NC Chantilly, VA Chandler, AZ Champaign, IL Centerville, OH Centennial, CO Cedar Park, TX Cayey, PR Carolina, PR Carmel, IN Canton, OH Canton, NC Canovanas, PR Canastota, NY Camptown, PA Campbell, CA Camden, NJ Calais, ME Caguas, PR Burlington, MA Burlington, KS Buckner, MO Brownsville, TX Broomfield, CO Brooklyn Center, MN Brookings, SD Broken Arrow, OK Bristol, VA Bristol, TN Bridgeview, IL Brentwood, NY Boynton Beach, FL Boyd, TX Bountiful, UT Bound Brook, NJ Boston, MA Borough Of Langhorne, PA Boca Raton, FL Bismarck, ND Birmingham, AL Bethesda, MD Benton Harbor, MI Bensenville, IL Bend, OR Bellefontaine, OH Belle Glade, FL Bedford, VA Beaux Arts, WA Bear, DE Bayville, NJ Basking Ridge, NJ Bartow, FL Barrington, IL Ballwin, MO Bad Axe, MI Avon, OH Aurora, CO Augusta, GA Athens, PA Athens, GA Aston, PA Ashland, WI Ashland, OH Ashland, MA Asheville, NC Ardmore, OK Antioch, CA Anthem, AZ Annandale, VA Ann Arbor, MI Anderson, SC Anderson, IN Altadena, CA Allentown, PA Alhambra, CA Algonquin, IL Alexandria, VA Aldie, VA Albion, NY Albemarle, NC Alamo, TX Akron, OH Air Force Academy, CO Aibonito, PR Aberdeen, NC
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Company

Walgreens Red Robin Kwik Trip/Kwik Star SAS Retail Services Whole Foods Market ARAMARK Raising Cane's Inspire Brands life care Chipotle Mexican Grill Compass Group, North America Advantage Solutions Maverik Sodexo BJs Wholesale Club King's Seafood Company WinCo Foods AVI Foodsystems PeopleReady Elior North America Sunrise Senior Living Wegmans Aerotek Dandy Mini Marts Century Park Inspire Brands Nordstrom TravelCenters of America Army Installation Management Command Brightview Senior Living Discovery Senior Living Gourmet Services, Inc. Heritage Operations Group Legacy Health Services Marriott Nugget Market Panda Express CSIG Holding Company Creative Circle, LLC Delaware North Diakonos Group Eagle Care LLC HEI Hotels Hyatt JEA Senior Living Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Magnolia Health Systems Mom's Meals New Horizon Foods Omni Hotels PruittHealth Pub Frato Gastropub Resort Lifestyle Communities Home Office Sanford Health TruFit Staffing Walgreens Abbott Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC Amazon Corporate LLC Avera Marshall Benchmark Cargill Cassia Castle Management, LLC Cenikor Foundation Charter Senior Living Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Colorado State DMSD CAJUN EATS,LLC Demos Restaurants FRESQUEZ CONCESSIONS INC Fairview Health Services Festival Foods First Atlantic Health Care Fresquez Companies GORDON FOOD SERVICE INC Georgia Employer Giant Eagle Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota Great Wolf Resorts HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Hard Rock International Heritage Inn Inc Hilton IHG Industrial Staffing Services Inc. Kaiser Permanente Lazlo, Inc. Live Cardinal MGM Resorts International Mel's Place Merrill Gardens Milestone Retirement Communities MillerCoors Mohegan Sun Mystic Meadows Rehab & Nursing Center PANDA EXPRESS INC POWDR Pactiv Evergreen Pollo Regio Prime Healthcare Purfoods REFERRAL STAFFING SOLUTIONS SCL Health SONESTA INTERNATIONAL HOTELS CORPORATION Sergi's Restaurant SoutheastHEALTH Southwest Key Programs Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. The Legacy at Long Meadow The Manor at Perrysburg The Piada Group The Salvation Army Topgolf U.S. Air Force Academy UNC Health Care University of Utah WellStar Health Systems WorkSource Oregon Xanterra Travel Collection Zoological Society of San Diego
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Red Robin
Newnan, Georgia
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Franklin, Tennessee
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Franklin, Tennessee
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Newnan, Georgia
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Franklin, Tennessee
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Newnan, Georgia
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Portland, Oregon
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Clackamas, Oregon
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Vancouver, Washington
09/23/2021
No
Red Robin
Vancouver, Washington
09/23/2021
No

Cooks, Fast Food Salary Guide 2021

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