Average Head Chef/Cook Hourly Pay

$13.67
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$9.87
MEDIAN
$13.67
90%
$18.47

The average hourly pay for a Head Chef/Cook is $13.67

Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Bonus
$49 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$55 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$21k - $43k
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What Do Head Chef/Cooks Do?

Head Chef/Cook 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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Job Satisfaction for Head Chef/Cook

3.7 out of 5
(352)
Highly Satisfied
56Reviews
Based on 352 responses, the job of Head Chef/Cook has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.69 out of 5. On average, Head Chef/Cooks are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
55.2%
Female
44.7%
Prefer to self-define
0.2%
This data is based on 658 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

39%

Dental

32%

Vision

28%

None

59%