Average Kitchen Chef Hourly Pay

$12.75
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$496
Bonus
$500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Kitchen Chef is $12.75.
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$9.58
10%
$12.75
50%
$17.96
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90%
MEDIAN $12.75
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Bonus
$97 - $5,817
Profit Sharing
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$20,430 - $45,893

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Job Description for Kitchen Chef

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Kitchen Chef

Career Paths

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Kitchen Chef
Executive Chef
Kitchen Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Kitchen Chef Job Listings

Popular Skills for Kitchen Chef

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

Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Chef

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 $10.76 based on 41 salaries. An early career Kitchen Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.79 based on 400 salaries. A mid-career Kitchen Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.00 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.58 based on 212 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 37.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (15.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.8% less) and Miami, Florida (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,042 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
20.3%
Late Career
15.6%