Average Late-Career Head Chef Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Head Chef is $47,710.
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$31k - $67k
$104 - $10k
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$0 - $5k
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$29k - $65k

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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 and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management 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 14 salaries. An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,558 based on 215 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,395 based on 336 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,803 based on 540 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in Orlando, Florida earn an average of 48.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6.9% more) and New York, New York (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Florida, Florida (16.2% less), Denver, Colorado (16.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (16.2% less).

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