Average Head Chef Hourly Pay in Sacramento, California

$14.97
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The average hourly pay for a Head Chef in Sacramento, California is $14.97.
25%
$13.45
25%
$14.97
50%
$16.70
75%
75%
MEDIAN $14.97
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $17
Total Pay
$27,937 - $59,180

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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 in Menu Planning and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation and People Management.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (33.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6 survey responses.
Mid Career
100.0%