Average Head Chef Hourly Pay in Atlanta, Georgia

$14.74
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The average hourly pay for a Head Chef in Atlanta, Georgia is $14.74.
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$10.14
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$14.74
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$24.66
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MEDIAN $14.74
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $25
Total Pay
$23,293 - $59,343

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Job Description for Head Chef

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.

Career Paths

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Head Chef
Executive Chef
Head Chef/Cook
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Head Chef

Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.50 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 37.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (35.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (19.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Early Career
38.5%
Experienced
61.5%