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NATIONWIDE ANALYSIS OF LINE COOKS WAGES SHOWS DISPARITY BETWEEN AVERAGE SALARY AND COST OF LIVING IN ALL 50 STATES
Industry, a hospitality only professional network, pushes an initiative to increase line cook wages through data-backed salary recommendations in over 100 U.S. cities
Chicago, IL (May 16, 2019) – Industry, a hospitality only professional network with members in every state, announces results of a nationwide analysis of line cook wages. The report reveals a disparity between average annual salaries for line cooks compared to cost of living in over 100 major U.S. cities across 50 states.
The survey sheds light on the current state of the line cook profession, and in support of Industry’s mission to make service and hospitality professionals successful in their careers, provides data-backed recommendations to employers for average hourly wages. The recommendations equip hiring managers with the tools and insight to stand out against competitors in an effort to recruit and retain top talent.
The survey further revealed that while 87% of cooks care more about the company they work for than how much they get paid, 38% of line cooks say they would leave their job to make $0.50 more per hour. Noting that the work of a line cook is invaluable to the success of a kitchen, Matthew Cecil, Industry’s Chief Executive Officer says that data shows how cooks have options, and simply cannot be paid minimum wage.
“The work of the line cook is often undervalued compared to the quality of talent needed for a thriving kitchen,” said Cecil. “For cooks, this lack of alignment can result in poor quality of life, which in turn impacts job performance. On the other side, low wages lend to a lackluster hiring pool for managers to recruit from - that’s a lose, lose for everyone.”
Through presenting data-backed salary recommendations, Industry supports both the cook and hiring managers with insider insights that allow companies to stand out against their competitors and connect with the best line cooks in their city. For cooks, Industry promotes jobs at the most sought-after hospitality companies in the world, which value the time, talent, and contributions of their employees.
Click here to download the full report, conducted by Industry
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Industry will be on-site at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, Illinois from May 18 until May 21, and is available for comment at Booth Number 10321. To coordinate an interview with Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Cecil, contact Liz Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Industry: Industry, a nationwide hospitality only professional network with members in every state is on a mission to make service and hospitality professionals successful in their careers. Through an Industry Profile, job seekers create a custom profile to showcase their unique experiences, network, and connect with co-workers, friends and mentors. Industry allows companies to recruit and retain top talent, and for talented professionals to discover jobs at the most sought after hospitality companies in the world. For more information, visit www.industry.co, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Join the conversation with the hashtag #qualityoflifemovement.