Head Chef Salary

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The average yearly salary for Head Chef is $32,300. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Head Chef, you could expect a starting pay rate of $26,600 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $38,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Head Chef Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Head Chef Salary

$25,840 - $38,760

Starting Yearly Head Chef Salary

$21,280 - $31,920

Top Yearly Head Chef Salary

$30,400 - $45,600

Monthly Head Chef Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Head Chef Salary

$2,153 - $3,230

Starting Monthly Head Chef Salary

$1,773 - $2,660

Top Monthly Head Chef Salary

$2,533 - $3,800

Hourly Head Chef Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Head Chef Salary

$12 - $17

Starting Hourly Head Chef Salary

$10 - $14

Top Hourly Head Chef Salary

$14 - $20


Head Chef Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Head Chef age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Head Chef are male in the United States, and 51% of the Head Chef are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Head Chef


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