Average Experienced Head Chef with Food Preparation Skills Salary in Seattle, Washington

$49,985
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$11,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Head Chef with Food Preparation skills in Seattle, Washington is $49,985.
25%
$48k
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$50k
75%
$52k
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$48k - $52k
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$49k - $55k
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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 Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Menu Planning.

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 $50,000 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,521 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 10.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (35.6% less), Miami, Florida (13.2% less) and New York, New York (8.4% less).

Years of Experience

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

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