Average Base Pay
16.5% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $24,650. A Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $28,810. A person in a mid-career Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $34,320 a year. Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $39,540. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria role’s annual salary averages $46,740 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $34,320 higher than the national average for Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria roles that can advance both internally and with another company.