A Head Chef earns an average salary of AU$61,249 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$49,704 - AU$79,611
AU$50K
AU$61K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$61,249
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AU$20.08 - AU$30.45
AU$20
AU$25
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$24.67
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$49,704 - AU$79,611  
   
Bonus
AU$511 - AU$5,311  
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$45,863 - AU$77,367  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$20.08 - AU$30.45  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.81  
Overtime
AU$1.51 - AU$41.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$511 - AU$5,311  
   
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$45,863 - AU$77,367  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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National Average: AU$59,258

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Head Chef Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
AU$59,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries




Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
AU$59,000



Chef (Opscode)
▼1%


Head Chef
▼13%

chef
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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