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Head Chef Salary

The average salary for a Head Chef is $41,663 per year.
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$29,436 - $61,037
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,662
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90%

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$9.88 - $20.04
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,436 - $61,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,837  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $15,050  
Commission
$2,474 - $10,056  
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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$25,400 - $59,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $20.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.88  
Overtime
$7.22 - $29.05  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,837  
   
Commission
$2,474 - $10,056  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $15,050  
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).
)
$25,400 - $59,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305

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Job Description for Head Chef

The Head Chef plays one of the most important roles in the restaurant industry. Head Chefs must have extensive knowledge of the food their restaurant prepares, as well as the ability to implement quality new menu items. They must also possess the managerial skills required to run a kitchen and the employees working in it.

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Head Chef Tasks

  • Train employees in cooking methods, plate presentations, portions, and cost control.
  • Manage kitchen operation including food purchases and preparation, record keeping, quality standards, and sanitation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries



National Average
$39,000



Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

Order Inventory
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People Management
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Menu Planning
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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 53%