Average Early-Career Head Chef Salary in New York, New York

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The average salary for an Early-Career Head Chef in New York, New York is $56,201.
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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

A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,314 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Head Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,849 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,800.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Head Chef in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 29.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (30.7% less), Seattle, Washington (15.9% less) and San Francisco, California (2.1% less).

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