Average Head Chef Salary in Seattle, Washington

$48,641
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$1,800
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The average salary for a Head Chef in Seattle, Washington is $48,641.
10%
$36k
MEDIAN
$49k
90%
$65k
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$36k - $65k
Bonus
$850 - $29k
Total Pay
$34k - $67k

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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 Food Preparation, Menu Planning, People Management and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $48,586 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,153 based on 7 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 New York, New York earn an average of 22.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (7.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (19.9% less) and Portland, Oregon (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Early Career
21.9%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
37.5%
Late Career
18.8%

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