£25,784
Avg. Salary
£9.04
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£2,591

Profit Sharing

£2,500

The average pay for a Head Chef is {{pay}} per hour.

The average pay for a Head Chef is AU$61,424 per year.

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10%
$9
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$12
90%
MEDIAN $9
$18k
10%
$26k
50%
$37k
90%
MEDIAN $25,784
£18,445 - £36,528
£18K
£26K
£37K
MEDIAN: £25,784
10%
50%
90%
£7.12 - £12.04
£7
£9
£12
MEDIAN: £9.04
10%
50%
90%
£0£36K
Salary £18,445 - £36,528
Bonus £501 - £6,937
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £9,696
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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£16,768 - £35,953
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,104
Hourly Data £0£19
Hourly Rate £7.12 - £12.04
Hourly Tips £0.00 - £1.28
Overtime £6.69 - £19.02
Annual Data £0£35K
Bonus £501 - £6,937
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £9,696
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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£16,768 - £35,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 458

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.

Common Career Paths for Head Chef


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Head Chef Job Listings

Popular Skills for Head Chef

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 ₤21,000 based on 218 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 ₤23,000 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Head Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤25,000 based on 395 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 ₤25,000 based on 167 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

22%

-1%

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-12%

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-17%

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National Average: £24,326

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

Head Chef Reviews

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

Head Chef in Slough:
"Great."
Pros: Good communication nice people.
Cons: Traffic to go to.

Head Chef in Liverpool:
"Busy work Good life."
Pros: Busy, successful restaurant good commute and nice living conditions.
Cons: Struggle to recruit quality staff. Sometimes a bit quiet out side of work outside of the city centre.

Head Chef in Llandudno:
"Staff issues."
Staff issues are a problem its not the company but the staff they employ.

Head Chef in Leeds:
"Staff motivation and job satifaction."
Pros: Been the boss.
Cons: Work load.

Head Chef in Prestatyn:
"Stressfull."
Pros: Every day is different and challenging.
Cons: Unsociable hours and lack of support.

Head Chef in Norfolk:
"Helpful advice."
Need firm discipline in the kitchen. Check levels of stock control and hygiene.

Head Chef in Stockport:
"That my chef would not leave."
Avoid this landlord at all costs, he will drag you down.

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Key Stats for Head Chef

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Head Chef Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
₤24,000

▼6%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Head Chef Salaries

National Average
₤24,000





Team Leadership
▼6%

Training
▼19%

cooking
▼20%

Head Chef
▼22%

Chef (Opscode)
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 91%