Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – Cook (505)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 38,8 ... ... 35 351 17,38 23,57
Level 2 39,0 ... ... 45 121 22,19 32,88
Level 3 39,4 ... ... 49 397 24,05 32,30
Public sector2
Level 1 x ... ... x x x
Level 2 x ... ... x x x
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector
Level 1 38,8 ... ... 34 635 17,04 22,89
Level 2 39,8 ... ... 45 987 22,17 30,98
Level 3 39,7 ... ... 48 840 23,59 30,93
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 39,9 ... ... 48 093 23,10 32,67
Level 2 39,4 ... ... 48 180 23,41 33,72
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 38,3 ... ... 29 596 14,77 19,29
Level 2 40,3 ... ... 42 817 20,37 27,29
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x ... ... x x x
Level 2 40,0 ... ... 47 411 22,78 32,20
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 38,6 ... ... 33 571 16,60 22,18
Level 2 39,6 ... ... 44 925 21,71 30,08
Level 3 39,8 ... ... 48 394 23,34 30,43
Manufacturing
Level 1 x ... ... x x x
Level 2 x ... ... x x x
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
  

... Service employees are mostly paid according to a set rate.
1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec).
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Cook prepares and cooks a wide variety of foods, dishes and meals. Main duties: prepares or participates in the preparation of salads, sauces and soups; cooks foods; cooks light meals or more elaborate dishes; prepares or participates in the preparation of menus.

Education requirement

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) with a specialization in professional cooking, or the equivalent recognized by the appropriate authority

Condition of employment

None

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 2 years
  • Level 3: 5 years

Examples of job titles

  • Apprentice cook
  • Head cook
  • Second chef
  • Specialty foods chef
  • Sauce cook
  • Roast cook
  • Grill cook
  • Vegetable cook
  • Chef

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To be excluded from this job

  • Kitchen helper
  • Pastry assistant
  • Pastry cook
  • Pastry chef
  • Butcher
  • Head butcher
  • Relief chef
  • Fish cook
  • Executive chef
  • Cooks working on trains