Head Chef Salary

A Head Chef earns an average salary of AU$59,635 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Financial Reporting is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$46,915 - AU$78,950
(Median)
AU$47K
AU$60K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$59,634
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AU$19.53 - AU$30.30
(Median)
AU$20
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$24.00
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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$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$46,915 - AU$78,950  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$5,109  
Profit Sharing
AU$4,000  
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$43,253 - AU$77,177  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$13AU$26AU$39
Hourly Rate
AU$19.53 - AU$30.30  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$1.74  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$38.76  
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$5,109  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$4,000  
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$43,253 - AU$77,177  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$57,276

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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$57,000



Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Budget Management
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People Management
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Menu Planning
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Order Inventory
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National Average
AU$57,000

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 176 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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