Average Early-Career Head Chef Salary in Seattle, Washington

$48,586
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The average salary for an Early-Career Head Chef in Seattle, Washington is $48,586.
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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.

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Popular Skills for Head Chef

Skills in People Management and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,153 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,533 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $44,106.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 49.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (30.7% more) and New York, New York (15.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (19.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25 survey responses.
Mid Career
28.0%
Experienced
48.0%
Late Career
24.0%

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