Average Early-Career Head Chef Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$11.00
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Head Chef in Chicago, Illinois is $11.00.
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$21,790 - $72,750
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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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Head Chefs?

A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.00 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 81.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (63.6% more) and New York, New York (49.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%

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