Average Late-Career Head Chef with Food Preparation Skills Salary

$47,078
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,526
Bonus
$7,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Late-Career Head Chef with Food Preparation skills is $47,078.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$47k
90%
$66k
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Salary
$32k - $66k
Bonus
$297 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$28k - $64k

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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, People Management, Order Inventory, Inventory Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $38,974 based on 9 salaries. An early career Head Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,897 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,282 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,574 based on 330 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 658 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
19.8%
Mid Career
28.7%
Experienced
50.2%

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