The average salary for a Head Chef in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$61,527 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Financial Reporting is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$51,012 - AU$79,020
AU$51K
AU$62K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$61,779
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AU$19.81 - AU$30.97
AU$20
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$24.66
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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$51,012 - AU$79,020  
   
Bonus
AU$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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AU$45,699 - AU$78,019  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$19.81 - AU$30.97  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.44  
Overtime
AU$25.49  
Local Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$3,750  
   
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$45,699 - AU$78,019  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

Pay by Experience for a Head Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Head Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 92 salaries. A Head Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 33 salaries.

Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲25%


Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000

People Management
▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 89%
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