Average Mid-Career Head Chef Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$42,729
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Head Chef in Chicago, Illinois is $42,729.
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$41k
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$43k
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$55k
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What Do Head Chefs Do?

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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Head Chefs?

An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,500 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 44.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (34.0% more) and San Diego, California (26.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Florida (14.1% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Early Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%

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