Career and Job Search Guide

Fast Food Cook Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $5.85 $7.41 $9.99
  Annual Wage $12,200 $15,400 $20,800
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Fast Food Cooks prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant. Duties of the cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and operating single-purpose, large-volume, cooking equipment.