Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Private Chefs — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $52K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $55K. For Private Chefs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Private Chef with more than 20 years of experience can earn $73K on average.