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Chef Assistant Salary

For Chef Assistants, hourly average wages total $11.49 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.77 per hour on the lower end to $16.90 on the higher end. While close to one-half report receiving no health benefits, roughly one-half do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. The majority of Chef Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Chef Assistants than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,838 - $56,673
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $30,432
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90%

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$8.77 - $16.90
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,838 - $56,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,005  
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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$18,425 - $41,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $16.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.89  
Overtime
$4.12 - $23.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,005  
   
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).
)
$18,425 - $41,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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Job Description for Chef Assistant

  • Estimate the amount and kind of food to be purchased, taking into account the nature of the function and the number of guests.
  • Plan, budget, provision and maintain inventory.
  • Purchase, verify quality and quantity of food and kitchen supplies required for daily activities and various functions.
  • Assist in the planning of the menu and in the preparation of the meals for varying sized groups.
  • Clean and/or insure the sanitary conditions and operating order of kitchen appliances, equipment, food storage areas and the kitchen itself.

Common Career Paths for Chef Assistant


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Chef Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Executive Chef. The average Executive Chef brings home $53K per year. Career advancement for the typical Chef Assistant often leads to becoming a Sous Chef or a Head Chef & Cook; median salaries in these positions are $8K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Chef Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 51%