Average Head Chef/Cook Salary in Sydney, New South Wales

AU$56,635
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AU$3,000
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The average salary for a Head Chef/Cook in Sydney, New South Wales is AU$56,635.
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AU$49k
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AU$57k
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AU$76k
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MEDIAN AU$56,635
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Salary
AU$49k - AU$76k
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$3k
Total Pay
AU$42k - AU$71k

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Job Description for Head Chef/Cook

Head Chef/Cook Tasks
  • Manage kitchen operation including food purchases and preparation, record keeping, quality standards, and sanitation.
  • Train employees in cooking methods, plate presentations, portions, and cost control.

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Popular Skills for Head Chef/Cook

Skills in Food Preparation and Food Safety are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership and Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef/Cook

An early career Head Chef/Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$55,801 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef/Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$56,331 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Head Chef/Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,871 based on 16 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef/Cook in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 1.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (9.7% less), Adelaide, South Australia (6.5% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 69 survey responses.
Early Career
36.2%
Mid Career
40.6%
Experienced
23.2%

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