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Line Cook Salary

How Much Does a Line Cook Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Line Cook in the United States is a month or $33,829 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and Salary.com.

Average Line Cook Base Salary:

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$16.26
$16.26
16.26

The average wage for a Line Cook is per hour.

Unlike front-of-house positions, such as Servers, who often rely on tips as a substantial portion of their income, Line Cooks generally do not receive a share of these tips.

Annual Median Wage of Line Cooks by State

[Calculated using Indeed, Salary.com, ZipRecruiter and Talent.com data]

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Line Cook Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$41,643

# of employees

34,230

Projected growth

36,323

New York City

Annual mean wage

$48,007

# of employees

57,010

Projected growth

60,606

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$39,089

# of employees

41,360

Projected growth

43,849

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$46,082

# of employees

48,050

Projected growth

50,923

[Calculated using Indeed, Salary.com, Glassdoor and Talent.com data]

 

High-Paying Cities for Line Cooks

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
NYC, NY48,00723.08
Los Angeles, CA46,08222.15
Chicago, IL39,08918.79
Miami, FL41,64320.02

Average Line Cook Salary by State

Explore the average Line Cook salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$34,061
Alaska$39,974
Arizona$40,150
Arkansas$33,131
California$43,870
Colorado$42,381
Connecticut$41,585
Delaware$39,227
Florida$36,227
Georgia$35,702
Hawaii$42,322
Idaho$39,830
Illinois$39,491
Indiana$37,012
Iowa$36,824
Kansas$35,810
Kentucky$35,686
Louisiana$33,786
Maine$44,168
Maryland$37,848
Massachusetts$45,094
Michigan$37,181
Minnesota$40,590
Mississippi$30,061
Missouri$37,652
Montana$39,549
Nebraska$37,487
Nevada$39,339
New Hampshire$42,378
New Jersey$41,292
New Mexico$36,827
New York$44,011
North Carolina$36,357
North Dakota$38,628
Ohio$37,747
Oklahoma$34,183
Oregon$41,736
Pennsylvania$39,279
Rhode Island$42,086
South Carolina$36,625
South Dakota$39,106
Tennessee$38,490
Texas$37,613
Utah$37,791
Vermont$44,005
Virginia$36,953
Washington$47,368
West Virginia$32,661
Wisconsin$39,799
Wyoming$37,944
District of Columbia$46,655

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Line Cook Get Paid?

Line Cooks make slightly more than Prep Cooks, but less than Cooks and Sous Chefs.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Prep Cook
Cook
Sous Chef

Labor Laws and Taxes for Line Cooks

As a Line Cook, knowing the minimum wage, overtime pay and leave policies in your state could be beneficial.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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