Private Chef Salary (United States)

A Private Chef earns an average salary of $63,542 per year.
Private Chef Total Pay (?
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$33,802 - $126,440
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130K
MEDIAN: $63,542
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Private Chef Total Pay (?
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$13.00 - $42.00
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,802 - $126,440  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,450  
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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$30,489 - $124,810  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $42.00  
   
Overtime
$24.87 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,450  
   
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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$30,489 - $124,810  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Private Chef

  • Shop for ingredients and supplies.
  • Prepare, serve and clean up after meals.
  • Plan weekly menus.
  • Travel with clients to different residences and destinations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Private Chef

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

Private Chef Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Private Chef in Richmond:
"Proceed With Caution."
The family you work for can suck you into there private lives blurring the lines of professionalism. It's easy to get consumed in the identity of your employer and forget your own. The job can be very demanding, with long periods of time with days off. It can be very stressful as demands are random. There are great perks. You become family.

Experience Affects Private Chef Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$63,000
Experienced
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 51%
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