A Head Chef earns an average salary of AU$60,925 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$49,136 - AU$78,654
(Median)
AU$49K
AU$61K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$60,925
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AU$19.86 - AU$30.77
(Median)
AU$20
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$49,136 - AU$78,654  
   
Bonus
AU$498.33 - AU$9,594  
Profit Sharing
AU$4,500  
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$45,120 - AU$77,122  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 815
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$15AU$30AU$45
Hourly Rate
AU$19.86 - AU$30.77  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.98  
Overtime
AU$1.55 - AU$43.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$30KAU$60KAU$90K
Bonus
AU$498.33 - AU$9,594  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$4,500  
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$45,120 - AU$77,122  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$59,231

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Head Chef Reviews

What is it like working as a Head Chef?

Head Chef in Melbourne:
"Fun."
Pros: People who I work with, career, money, food dishes made by me, creating a menu, costing the menu, choosing who I work with mostly, working along all day by myself, telling myself what to do,
Cons: When things go wrong, like wasting 1 hour on a dish you prepared that didn't turn out like you expected because of one minor thing you forgot to do, customers saying the food was to salty, customers missing their meals by myself and waiters no tutting the order through properly and the having to wait even longer while everyone on their table got their food but them.. That also holds up other people who placed a order soon after them and have to wait longer because the waiter forgot to put that through or did it wrongly.

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Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries



National Average
AU$59,000



Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries


Budget Management
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Operations Management
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People Management
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National Average
AU$59,000

Menu Planning
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Order Inventory
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Food Preparation
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Head Chef
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Chef (Opscode)
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chef
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 95%
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