The average wage for a Head Chef/Cook with Menu Planning skills is $12.81 per hour.

$20,154 - $58,723
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$59K
MEDIAN: $36,306
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90%

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$9.44 - $18.19
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,154 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$171.27 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,800  
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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$20,084 - $47,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $18.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.60  
Overtime
$15.57 - $28.91  
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
$171.27 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,800  
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).
)
$20,084 - $47,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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.

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Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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