$46,668
Avg. Salary
$20.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,022

Bonus

$1,977

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Personal Chef is $20.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Chef is $46,668 per year.

10%
$13.67
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$20.77
50%
$45.33
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90%
MEDIAN $20.77
10%
$24k
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$47k
50%
$80k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $46,668
$23,656 - $80,234
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$80K
MEDIAN: $46,668
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$0$92K
Salary $23,656 - $80,234
Bonus $100 - $9,916
Profit Sharing $1,977
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,528 - $92,998
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $13.67 - $45.33
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $6.18
Overtime $9.79 - $65.44
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $100 - $9,916
Profit Sharing $1,977
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,528 - $92,998
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 505

Job Description

Personal chefs prepare meals for individuals, families, and sometimes businesses. They can be hired to serve smaller or larger groups, but they generally work in a setting that is more intimate than a restaurant kitchen. Personal chefs work in a kitchen and require a variety of kitchen appliances and culinary tools to prepare meals for the client.

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Personal Chef Tasks
  • Plan menu based on clients' specific requirements.
  • Clean kitchen when cooking is complete.
  • Prepare meals using safe techniques.
  • Shop for food supplies.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Personal Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Personal Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 175 salaries. A Personal Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

-9%

National Average: $45,917

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Personal Chefs in Sacramento receive some of the highest pay in the country. Personal Chefs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+45 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), New York (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+18 percent). Personal Chefs in Scottsdale earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (18 percent lower) and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Chef?

Personal Chef in Denver:
"Great personal growth as Chef."
Pros: Flexibility in position
Cons: Pay rate and benefits in current role

Personal Chef in Denver:
Have good planning skills, note their preferences and likes/dislikes and enjoy the love of cooking. Be happy ... And positive! Be resourceful, and really enjoy what you do or "get out of the kitchen'. :)

Personal Chef in Austin:
"Listen to specific needs."
Listen to specific needs and be open to what the client wants. Offer your menu but don't end at that. Listen!

Personal Chef in Miami:
"Great Lifestyle but stressful at times."
Pros: Not having to wake up early. More relaxed than a normal kitchen. Having to be resourceful and being on the go.
Cons: The rate of pay. Dealing with different attitudes day to day. Having to plan around someone else's schedule.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲12%

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 75%