Average Experienced Head Chef Salary in Seattle, Washington

$49,533
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$11,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Head Chef in Seattle, Washington is $49,533.
10%
$35k
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$50k
90%
$56k
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$35k - $56k
Bonus
$0 - $12k
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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Popular Skills for Head Chef

Skills in Food Preparation, Menu Planning and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.

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. A mid-career Head Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,153 based on 7 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 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (13.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (8.1% less) and Portland, Oregon (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 18 survey responses.
Early Career
27.8%
Mid Career
38.9%
Late Career
33.3%

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