The average rate for a Kitchen Chef is $11.54 per hour.
Kitchen Chef Total Pay (?
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$23,590 - $53,723
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45K
54K
MEDIAN: $35,660
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Kitchen Chef Total Pay (?
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$8.47 - $15.70
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,590 - $53,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,935  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,200  
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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$18,501 - $45,541  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $15.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.17  
Overtime
$12.39 - $24.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,200  
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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$18,501 - $45,541  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
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Job Description for Kitchen Chef
Kitchen chefs prepare foods for other people. They work in both the private and public sectors. When kitchen chefs work in the private sector, they often work for restaurants, entertainment venues, cruise ships and large corporations. Kitchen chefs are also needed in the public sector, including schools and other institutions. They sometimes plan meals and menus, and often supervise kitchen assistants, waiters and hostesses. Many chefs are employed by the owners of the venue where they work, and some of them own the restaurants themselves.
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Kitchen Chef Tasks
  • Utilize extra meat in new menu items.
  • Chop, slice, grind, and garnish meats, vegetables, and cheeses.
  • Prepare appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sauces, stuffing, and glazes.
  • May supervise pantry staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Chef
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Atlanta
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National Average
$27,000
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Kitchen Chef Reviews

What is it like working as a Kitchen Chef?
Kitchen Chef in Saint Ann:
"What Am I Worth?"
Pros: That I please people with my ability and they don't even know me personally.
Cons: That it takes time to excel but your skill level increases through that time.
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Experience Affects Kitchen Chef Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$27,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%
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