A Head Chef earns an average salary of AU$61,754 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$50,003 - AU$80,948
AU$50K
AU$62K
AU$81K
MEDIAN: AU$61,754
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50%
90%
AU$20.36 - AU$30.90
AU$20
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$25.23
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$80K
Salary AU$50,003 - AU$80,948
Bonus AU$507 - AU$9,677
Profit Sharing AU$8,000
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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AU$46,484 - AU$78,643
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 770
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$20.36 - AU$30.90
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$2.49
Overtime AU$2.03 - AU$38.52
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$507 - AU$9,677
Profit Sharing AU$8,000
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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AU$46,484 - AU$78,643
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 300

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

Pay by Experience for a Head Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 207 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 359 salaries. An experienced Head Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 532 salaries. A Head Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 246 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$59,751

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Head Chef Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Head Chef?

Head Chef in Melbourne:
"Fun."
Pros: People who I work with, career, money, food dishes made by me, creating a menu, costing the menu, choosing who I work with mostly, working along all day by myself, telling myself what to do,
Cons: When things go wrong, like wasting 1 hour on a dish you prepared that didn't turn out like you expected because of one minor thing you forgot to do, customers saying the food was to salty, customers missing their meals by myself and waiters no tutting the order through properly and the having to wait even longer while everyone on their table got their food but them.. That also holds up other people who placed a order soon after them and have to wait longer because the waiter forgot to put that through or did it wrongly.

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Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼4%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries





People Management
▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000




▼10%

▼14%

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%