Private Chef Salary (United States)

A Private Chef earns an average salary of $62,699 per year.
Private Chef Salary (?
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$34,672 - $123,818
(Median)
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63K
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120K
MEDIAN: $62,698
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Private Chef Salary (?
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$13.40 - $48.18
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,672 - $123,818  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,340  
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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$33,561 - $121,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $48.18  
   
Overtime
$25.43 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,340  
   
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).
)
$33,561 - $121,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$63,000
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Private Chef Advice

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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.
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Experience Affects Private Chef Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$63,000
Experienced
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 58%