Salary for Short Order Cooks

Also known as:  Griddle Attendant, Griddle Cook, Grill Cook, Short Order Fry Cook, Snack Bar Cook

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Cooks working in a short order environment are expected to grill, cook and fry diner-type foods in a short period of time and deliver to customers at a counter or table. They must have extensive knowledge of general food preparation techniques and tools used to create items such as sandwiches, hamburgers, pancakes, French fries and eggs. In addition, they are expected to clean and sanitize kitchen and dining areas to meet safety and health standards. They have superior time management skills and communicate effectively with kitchen staff and customers alike. A high school diploma and on-the-job training are required for employment in this professional post.

A Short Order Cook usually receives a compensation in a range of $18,550 to $37,210 based on tenure and industry expertise. get salaries of twenty-seven thousand and thirty dollars per annum.

can get the best pay in Washington, where they receive average job salaries of close to about $37,280. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can earn average pay scales of $35,570.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.61 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Short Order Cooks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$35,570
Educational Services
$32,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,290
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,990
Public Administration
$29,510
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$29,300

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Construction
$21,480
Information
$24,070
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,250
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$25,290
Wholesale Trade
$25,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,650