Head Chef/Cook Salary

The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook is AU$21.78 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$39,215 - AU$61,365
(Median)
AU$39K
AU$51K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$51,191
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AU$17.99 - AU$26.73
(Median)
AU$18
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$21KAU$42KAU$63K
Salary
AU$39,215 - AU$61,365  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,447  
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$38,370 - AU$60,408  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$13AU$26AU$39
Hourly Rate
AU$17.99 - AU$26.73  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.85  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$38.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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AU$0AU$26KAU$52KAU$78K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,447  
   
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).
)
AU$38,370 - AU$60,408  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef/Cook

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,306

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Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%



National Average
AU$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Head Chef/Cook Salaries

National Average
AU$48,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

cooking
up arrow 10%

Cook
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 94%
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