A Head Chef earns an average salary of C$46,029 per year. A skill in Inventory Control is associated with high pay for this job. This job's pay does not change very much with experience.

C$35,919 - C$60,356
(Median)
C$36K
C$46K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$46,028
10%
50%
90%

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C$13.40 - C$24.34
(Median)
C$13
C$19
C$24
MEDIAN: C$18.00
10%
50%
90%

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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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C$0C$21KC$42KC$63K
Salary
C$35,919 - C$60,356  
   
Bonus
C$500 - C$8,000  
Profit Sharing
C$14,000  
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).
)
C$34,694 - C$60,846  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$11C$22C$33
Hourly Rate
C$13.40 - C$24.34  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00 - C$3.12  
Overtime
C$3.25 - C$30.88  
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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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Bonus
C$500 - C$8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
C$14,000  
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).
)
C$34,694 - C$60,846  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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: C$44,811

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Head Chef Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Head Chef in Calgary:
"Take all that is thrown at you with a grain of salt."
Love what you do with a passion other wise this industry will eat you alive.have massive amounts of patients, and be loving to the servers even if they are not to wise. Give back what you are knowledgeable in other wise you will never grow in this industry.

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Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries



National Average
C$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 20%

Training
up arrow 3%

Menu Planning
up arrow 2%

Food Preparation
0%

National Average
C$45,000

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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