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Fast Food Cook Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $5.85 $7.41 $9.99
  Annual $12,200 $15,400 $20,800
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation 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.