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Average Kitchen Chef Hourly Pay

$13.22
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$350
Bonus
$509
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The average hourly pay for a Kitchen Chef is $13.22.
10%
$9.84
MEDIAN
$13.22
90%
$18.97
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
Bonus
$49 - $5,088
Profit Sharing
$0 - $509
Total Pay
$20,883 - $46,133
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What Do Kitchen Chefs Do?

Kitchen Chef Tasks
  • Prepare appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sauces, stuffing, and glazes.
  • May supervise pantry staff.
  • Utilize extra meat in new menu items.
  • Chop, slice, grind, and garnish meats, vegetables, and cheeses.

Job Satisfaction for Kitchen Chef

3.8 out of 5
(161)
Highly Satisfied
26Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Kitchen Chef

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What Are Popular Skills for Kitchen Chefs?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Chefs?

An entry-level Kitchen Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.40 based on 41 salaries. An early career Kitchen Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.13 based on 301 salaries. A mid-career Kitchen Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.50 based on 180 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.03 based on 189 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Kitchen Chef in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 41.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (18.9% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (16.8% less) and Miami, Florida (5.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 864 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
34.8%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
17.7%