Personal Chef Salary

Median pay for Personal Chefs in the United States is around $20.60 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just over a fifth enjoy medical while one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in eight. Female Personal Chefs are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Personal Chefs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,522 - $78,022
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MEDIAN: $45,581
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$12.34 - $46.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$24,522 - $78,022  
   
Bonus
$100.33 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$25,550 - $93,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $46.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.63  
Overtime
$9.86 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$100.33 - $9,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$25,550 - $93,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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Job Description for Personal Chef

Personal chefs prepare meals for individuals, families, and sometimes businesses. They can be hired to serve smaller or larger groups, but they generally work in a setting that is more intimate than a restaurant kitchen. Personal chefs work in a kitchen and require a variety of kitchen appliances and culinary tools to prepare meals for the client.

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Personal Chef Tasks

  • Plan menu based on clients' specific requirements.
  • Clean kitchen when cooking is complete.
  • Prepare meals using safe techniques.
  • Shop for food supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Chef

Pay by Experience for a Personal Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Personal Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 175 salaries. A Personal Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,058

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Personal Chefs, busy Sacramento offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Personal Chefs will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+41 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). Personal Chefs in Scottsdale report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 32 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Houston and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Personal Chef Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Chef?

Personal Chef in Miami:
"Great Lifestyle but stressful at times."
Pros: Not having to wake up early. More relaxed than a normal kitchen. Having to be resourceful and being on the go.
Cons: The rate of pay. Dealing with different attitudes day to day. Having to plan around someone else's schedule.

Key Stats for Personal Chef

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Personal Chef Salaries

▲14%

Late-Career
▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 76%
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