Average Head Chef Salary in Portland, Oregon

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The average salary for a Head Chef in Portland, Oregon is $46,013.
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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 Menu Planning, People Management and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory and Food Preparation.

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 $43,233 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,675 based on 14 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (19.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (15.3% less).

Years of Experience

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