The average pay for a Head Chef in Brisbane, Queensland is AU$57,329 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$48,605 - AU$78,182
AU$49K
AU$57K
AU$78K
MEDIAN: AU$57,175
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50%
90%
AU$21.08 - AU$35.89
AU$21
AU$27
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$26.68
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$48,605 - AU$78,182
Bonus AU$2,048
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$46,974 - AU$76,792
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 101
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$21.08 - AU$35.89
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$1.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$76K
Bonus AU$2,048
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$46,974 - AU$76,792
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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$55,000 based on 28 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 32 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$59,000 based on 70 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$62,000 based on 30 salaries.

Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
AU$57,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%