Average Experienced Head Chef Salary

$45,773
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,008
Bonus
$3,600
Commission
$2,023
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Head Chef is $45,773.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$69k
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Salary
$32k - $69k
Bonus
$225 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $4k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$27k - $63k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Order Inventory, People Management, Menu Planning and Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Chef

An entry-level Head Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,001 based on 16 salaries. An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,558 based on 222 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,558 based on 339 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,581.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.2% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (6.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 902 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
24.6%
Mid Career
37.6%
Late Career
36.0%

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