Average Head Chef Salary in San Francisco, California

$55,000
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$5,000
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The average salary for a Head Chef in San Francisco, California is $55,000.
25%
$48k
MEDIAN
$55k
75%
$76k
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$48k - $76k
Bonus
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$30k - $154k

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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 Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Menu Planning, People Management and Order Inventory.

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 $55,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (22.6% less), Portland, Oregon (16.3% less) and Seattle, Washington (11.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Early Career
45.5%
Experienced
54.5%

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