The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook is C$16.35 per hour.

C$29,413 - C$70,471
(Median)
C$29K
C$48K
C$70K
MEDIAN: C$47,669
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50%
90%

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C$11.75 - C$20.66
(Median)
C$12
C$16
C$21
MEDIAN: C$16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$24KC$48KC$72K
Salary
C$29,413 - C$70,471  
   
Bonus
C$3,000  
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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C$25,773 - C$60,288  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$14C$28C$42
Hourly Rate
C$11.75 - C$20.66  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00 - C$3.72  
Overtime
C$23.67 - C$39.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$28KC$56KC$84K
Bonus
C$3,000  
   
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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C$25,773 - C$60,288  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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.

Head Chef/Cook Reviews

What is it like working as a Head Chef/Cook?

Head Chef/Cook in Edmonton:
"I love to cook. And I want to make my career in this profession."
Pros: I love to serve the people. I love to talk to people that I'm cooking for. I love cooking. I also like to face new challenges everyday.
Cons: I think that there is nothing I do not like in this profession. Every profession have their share of challenges but you can't always take challenges as a bad thing.

Head Chef/Cook in Toronto:
"Great Job"
Pros: I love making good food for the customers.
Cons: You have to work weekends.

Head Chef/Cook in Toronto:
"My Experience"
Pros: Creating great food, creative control in making menus, having free reign over the kitchen/cooking
Cons: Work hours are long and they sometimes eat into my time for my family

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Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
C$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Head Chef/Cook Salaries

National Average
C$38,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 13%

Menu Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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