Kitchen Chef Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Kitchen Chef is $11.64 per hour.
Kitchen Chef Total Pay (?
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$23,525 - $57,759
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,388
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Kitchen Chef Total Pay (?
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$8.35 - $16.03
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,525 - $57,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $12,500  
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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$18,413 - $46,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 532
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $16.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.11  
Overtime
$12.63 - $24.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$950 - $12,500  
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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$18,413 - $46,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 532
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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.

Common Career Paths for Kitchen Chef

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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

Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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National Average
$27,000
San Diego
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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
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Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$27,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 55%
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