Average Head Chef Salary

$48,342
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$48k
90%
$69k

The average salary for a Head Chef is $48,342

Base Salary
$34k - $69k
Bonus
$101 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $12k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$28k - $64k
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What Do Head Chefs Do?

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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Job Satisfaction for Head Chef

3.8 out of 5
(203)
Highly Satisfied
81Reviews
Based on 203 responses, the job of Head Chef has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.79 out of 5. On average, Head Chefs are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
75.6%
Female
24.2%
Prefer to self-define
0.2%
This data is based on 463 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

41%

Dental

29%

Vision

26%

None

58%