Personal Chef Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Personal Chef is $19.86 per hour.
Personal Chef Total Pay (?
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$23,024 - $80,514
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81K
MEDIAN: $41,408
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Personal Chef Total Pay (?
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$10.03 - $48.68
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$23,024 - $80,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
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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$21,182 - $87,227  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $48.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.93  
Overtime
$7.00 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
   
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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$21,182 - $87,227  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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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
  • Prepare meals using safe techniques.
  • Shop for food supplies.
  • Plan menu based on clients' specific requirements.
  • Clean kitchen when cooking is complete.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Chef
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 62%
Chicago
up arrow 52%
Miami
up arrow 34%
Los Angeles
up arrow 26%
San Francisco
up arrow 20%
Atlanta
up arrow 18%
National Average
$42,000
Tampa
up arrow 1%
Scottsdale
up arrow 27%
Houston
up arrow 33%
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Experience Affects Personal Chef Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
National Average
$42,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 70%
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