Average Mid-Career Head Chef Salary in Seattle, Washington

$50,153
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$1,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Head Chef in Seattle, Washington is $50,153.
10%
$44k
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$50k
90%
$65k
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$44k - $65k
Bonus
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$30k - $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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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 $47,250 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,533 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $44,106.
Employees with Head Chef in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 44.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Florida (26.8% less), St. Louis, Missouri (19.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (13.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 23 survey responses.
Early Career
21.7%
Experienced
52.2%
Late Career
26.1%

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