The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$53,978 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$49,839 - AU$76,026
AU$50K
AU$54K
AU$76K
MEDIAN: AU$53,978
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AU$21.01 - AU$29.80
AU$21
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$23.98
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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$26KAU$52KAU$78K
Salary
AU$49,839 - AU$76,026  
   
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$46,376 - AU$63,253  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$11AU$22AU$33
Hourly Rate
AU$21.01 - AU$29.80  
   
Local 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$46,376 - AU$63,253  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 $47,000 based on 29 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 15 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 $53,000 based on 9 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 $52,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Head Chef/Cook

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
AU$53,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%