Average Head Chef with People Management Skills Salary

$45,120
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,422
Bonus
$3,600
Commission
$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Head Chef with People Management skills is $45,120.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$45k
90%
$61k
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Salary
$32k - $61k
Bonus
$252 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $7k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$28k - $60k

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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 Operations Management, Inventory Management, Order Inventory, 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 $40,695 based on 5 salaries. An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,203 based on 87 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,333 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,106 based on 274 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,934.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 33.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (25.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (15.8% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (11.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 668 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
13.0%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
41.0%
Late Career
22.6%

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