The average pay for a Head Chef/Cook is C$16.53 per hour.

C$26,496 - C$66,581
C$26K
C$42K
C$67K
MEDIAN: C$41,549
10%
50%
90%
C$11.73 - C$21.85
C$12
C$16
C$22
MEDIAN: C$16.32
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$66K
Salary C$26,496 - C$66,581
Bonus C$1,600
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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C$25,729 - C$53,189
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data C$0C$35
Hourly Rate C$11.73 - C$21.85
Hourly Tips C$0.00 - C$5.81
Overtime C$18.96 - C$35.75
Annual Data C$0C$53K
Bonus C$1,600
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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C$25,729 - C$53,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

Common Career Paths for Head Chef/Cook


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Head Chef/Cook Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef/Cook

Pay by Experience for a Head Chef/Cook has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Chef/Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Chef/Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Head Chef/Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 60 salaries. A Head Chef/Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 34 salaries.

Head Chef/Cook Reviews

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

Head Chef/Cook in Brandon:
"Stressful, but rewarding."
Pros: Money. People. Free Food. Free Drinks.
Cons: Stressful work. Long Hours. Not taken seriously.

Head Chef/Cook in Winnipeg:
"Cooking for and supervising kids."
Pros: I get to cook and work with kids also.
Cons: Doing the dishes and rules in my job change all the time.

Head Chef/Cook in Edmonton:
"I love to cook. And I want to make my career in this profession."
Pros: I love to serve the people. I love to talk to people that I'm cooking for. I love cooking. I also like to face new challenges everyday.
Cons: I think that there is nothing I do not like in this profession. Every profession have their share of challenges but you can't always take challenges as a bad thing.

Head Chef/Cook in Toronto:
"Great Job"
Pros: I love making good food for the customers.
Cons: You have to work weekends.

Head Chef/Cook in Toronto:
"My Experience"
Pros: Creating great food, creative control in making menus, having free reign over the kitchen/cooking
Cons: Work hours are long and they sometimes eat into my time for my family

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Key Stats for Head Chef/Cook

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Head Chef/Cook Salaries

▲4%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
C$38,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Head Chef/Cook Salaries

National Average
C$38,000

Food Preparation
▼13%

Menu Planning
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 66%