$63,752
Avg. Salary
$25.03
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Private Chef is $25.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Private Chef is $63,752 per year.

$15.55
10%
$25.03
50%
$49.96
90%
MEDIAN $25.03
$31k
10%
$64k
50%
$118k
90%
MEDIAN $63,752
$31,137 - $117,686
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MEDIAN: $63,752
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$0$117K
Salary $31,137 - $117,686
Bonus $497 - $10,213
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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$32,397 - $113,215
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 198
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.55 - $49.96
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.73
Overtime $1.79 - $51.52
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $497 - $10,213
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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$32,397 - $113,215
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 150

Job Description for Private Chef

Private chefs are also known as personal chefs. They can work in households, on yachts, or in corporate offices. They prepare meals in accordance with their employer's needs. They must have past work experience as a chef or a cook. Some employers may prefer private chefs that graduated from a culinary academy. Some chefs may be required to work for a family as a live-in employee, or they may be able to leave at the end of their shifts.

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Private Chef Tasks
  • Plan weekly menus.
  • Travel with clients to different residences and destinations.
  • Shop for ingredients and supplies.
  • Prepare, serve and clean up after meals.

Private Chef Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Private Chef

Pay by Experience for a Private Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Private Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Private Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Private Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 77 salaries. A Private Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,260

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

For Private Chefs, New York provides a pay rate that is 69 percent greater than the national average. Private Chefs will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent) and Los Angeles (+10 percent).

Private Chef Reviews

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

Private Chef in New York:
"Stressfull."
Pros: access to great ingredients
Cons: noise, traffic, crazy people

Private Chef in Richmond:
"Proceed With Caution."
The family you work for can suck you into there private lives blurring the lines of professionalism. It's easy to get consumed in the identity of your employer and forget your own. The job can be very demanding, with long periods of time with days off. It can be very stressful as demands are random. There are great perks. You become family.

Key Stats for Private Chef

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Private Chef Salaries

Mid-Career
▲3%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 65%