The average salary for a Head Chef in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$61,661 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Financial Reporting is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$50,887 - AU$80,410
AU$51K
AU$62K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$61,745
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50%
90%
AU$20.10 - AU$30.28
AU$20
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$24.37
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90%
AU$0AU$80K
Salary AU$50,887 - AU$80,410
Bonus AU$3,500
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$45,020 - AU$78,106
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 245
Hourly Data AU$0AU$52
Hourly Rate AU$20.10 - AU$30.28
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.03
Overtime AU$10.00 - AU$52.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$3,500
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$45,020 - AU$78,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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.

Head Chef Job Listings

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$56,000 based on 64 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$60,000 based on 103 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$60,000 based on 184 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 78 salaries.

Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 92%