Head Chef Salary in the US

$52,750
per year
per month
$4,400
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,200/year
Bonus
$270/month

Head Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for a Head Chef is $52,750 per year ($4,400 per month), which is $740 (-1%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Head Chef can expect an average starting salary of $36,650. The highest salaries can exceed $78,490.
$36,650
Low
$52,750
Average salary
$78,490
High
$3,050
Low
$4,400
Average salary
$6,540
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$44,500
$88,990
Salary$36,650 - 78,490
Bonus$0 - 10,500
Total Pay$36,650 - 88,990
$0
$3,710
$7,420
Salary$3,050 - 6,540
Bonus$0 - 880
Total Pay$3,050 - 7,420

Head Chef Salary Range

Low
$36,650
Average salary
$52,750
Senior
$61,780
High
$78,490
Low
$3,050
Average salary
$4,400
Senior
$5,150
High
$6,540

Head Chef - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Head Chef with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $41,250 per year. A mid career Head Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $47,530, while a Senior Head Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $59,740. Head Chefs with more than 20 years of experience earn $67,290 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Head Chef

Late Career▲ +28%
Senior▲ +13%
Average Salary$52,750/year
Mid Career▼ -10%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
19%
Male
81%

Head Chef - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Head Chef jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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