The average salary for a Head Chef with Operations Management skills is AU$61,728 per year.

AU$50,206 - AU$84,306
AU$50K
AU$62K
AU$84K
MEDIAN: AU$61,728
10%
50%
90%
AU$21.13 - AU$31.15
AU$21
AU$26
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$25.71
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$84K
Salary AU$50,206 - AU$84,306
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,759
Profit Sharing AU$15,000
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$48,715 - AU$82,867
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 251
Hourly Data AU$0AU$57
Hourly Rate AU$21.13 - AU$31.15
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.18
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$57.65
Annual Data AU$0AU$82K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,759
Profit Sharing AU$15,000
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$48,715 - AU$82,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

Job Description for Head Chef

Head chefs work in restaurants, cafeterias, catering companies, bakeries, and many other other places which serve food. These chefs are generally expected to specialize in the particular cuisines served by their employers in order to prepare and cook food, often with the help of other chefs, and present it in an attractive manner. In some positions, head chefs may also be responsible for creating and modifying the menu or setting prices for selections.

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Head Chef 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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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$54,000 based on 50 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$57,000 based on 108 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$62,000 based on 181 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$65,000 based on 92 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,059

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

Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼6%

▼9%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%