Average Executive Chef Salary in Australia

AU$80,444
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$9,873
Bonus
AU$6,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Executive Chef in Australia is AU$80,444.
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AU$55k
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AU$108k
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MEDIAN AU$80,444
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Salary
AU$55k - AU$108k
Bonus
AU$1k - AU$30k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$6k
Total Pay
AU$51k - AU$110k

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Job Description for Executive Chef

Executive Chef Tasks
  • Develop menus, special dishes and supervise food preparation.
  • Oversee back of house labor percentages and budgets, cost of goods sold and other expenses.
  • Manage all food and beverage operations, quality and related costs.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Executive Chef

Skills in Budget Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Food Preparation and Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Chef

An early career Executive Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$75,076 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Executive Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,559 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Executive Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,821 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$83,101.
Employees with Executive Chef in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cairns, Queensland (6.8% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (13.0% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (6.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 372 survey responses.
Early Career
9.1%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
41.9%
Late Career
32.8%

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