Average Head Chef Salary in New York, New York

$59,476
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The average salary for a Head Chef in New York, New York is $59,476.
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$31k
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MEDIAN $59,476
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$31k - $97k
Total Pay
$30k - $94k

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

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 $49,382 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,314 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,322 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,800.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (28.5% less), Portland, Oregon (22.1% less) and Seattle, Washington (19.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 52 survey responses.
Early Career
25.0%
Mid Career
13.5%
Experienced
42.3%
Late Career
19.2%

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