The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook is AU$22.49 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$43,936 - AU$61,761
(Median)
AU$44K
AU$53K
AU$62K
MEDIAN: AU$52,969
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90%

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AU$18.77 - AU$27.80
(Median)
AU$19
AU$22
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$21KAU$42KAU$63K
Salary
AU$43,936 - AU$61,761  
   
Bonus
AU$1,000  
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$39,807 - AU$60,997  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate 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$11AU$22AU$33
Hourly Rate
AU$18.77 - AU$27.80  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.91  
Overtime
AU$29.61  
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$22KAU$44KAU$66K
Bonus
AU$1,000  
   
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$39,807 - AU$60,997  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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$49,990

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Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 1%


National Average
AU$50,000


Skills That Affect Head Chef/Cook Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

Cook
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
up arrow 6%

cooking
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 95%
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