An Entry-Level Head Chef earns an average salary of AU$56,408 per year.

AU$43,339 - AU$71,278
AU$43K
AU$56K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$56,408
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50%
90%
AU$19.52 - AU$29.96
AU$20
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$23.52
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$71K
Salary AU$43,339 - AU$71,278
Bonus AU$2,035
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$41,993 - AU$70,932
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$19.52 - AU$29.96
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$19.14
Overtime AU$27.96
Annual Data AU$0AU$70K
Bonus AU$2,035
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$41,993 - AU$70,932
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Head Chef Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$54,881

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Head Chef Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Head Chef in Margaret River:
"Micro Management."
Be prepared to have your ideas rewritten by the Owner of the business who is not a chef. Be prepared for crazy hours over and above.

Head Chef in Gold Coast:
"Treat you staff well."
Always remember that the customer does not always come first, your staff come do. Yu look after you staff and they will look after the customers.

Head Chef in Melbourne:
"Your health is your greatest wealth."
Build a data base of all your menus and recipes.

Head Chef in Melbourne:
"Hard work."
Has to be a leader, level headed.

Head Chef in Broken Hill:
"The pressure."
Have checklists and position descriptions for each kitchen position.

Head Chef in Melbourne:
"Needs lot of planning and exprience."
Plannning, experience, people's skills.

Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
37%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries




Menu Planning
▼0%

National Average
AU$55,000




Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%