The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook is AU$22.90 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$45,000 - AU$67,720
AU$45K
AU$53K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$53,103
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AU$19.06 - AU$28.09
AU$19
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.15
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$23KAU$46KAU$69K
Salary
AU$45,000 - AU$67,720  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,183 - AU$61,685  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$11AU$22AU$33
Hourly Rate
AU$19.06 - AU$28.09  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.94  
Overtime
AU$28.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$22KAU$44KAU$66K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,183 - AU$61,685  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef/Cook

Pay by Experience for a Head Chef/Cook has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Chef/Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Chef/Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Head Chef/Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 71 salaries. A Head Chef/Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,487

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Key Stats for Head Chef/Cook

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries

▲4%

▼0%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Head Chef/Cook Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000


Cook
▼6%

Order Inventory
▼7%

cooking
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 1%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 99%
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