The average wage for a Mid-Career Head Chef/Cook is $12.24 per hour.

$20,386 - $55,802
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,391
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$9.24 - $16.62
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,386 - $55,802  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$9,250  
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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$19,968 - $46,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $16.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.47  
Overtime
$13.76 - $29.76  
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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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,250  
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).
)
$19,968 - $46,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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National Average
$28,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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