Chef Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 15,326 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. Last updated: December 9, 2017
Average salary
$15.62 per hour
  • Most Reported
$7.25
$36.60
Salary Distribution

How much does a Chef make in the United States?

The average salary for a Chef is $15.62 per hour in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 15,326 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Chef employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. The typical tenure for a Chef is less than 1 year.
Chef salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$16.89 per hour
$14.24 per hour
11 salaries
$13.81 per hour
10 salaries
$13.76 per hour
$12.80 per hour
11 salaries
$11.88 per hour
$12.73 per hour
37 salaries
$12.68 per hour
9 salaries
$12.54 per hour
$13.29 per hour
Chef salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$16.93 per hour
$15.53 per hour
178 salaries
$15.15 per hour
162 salaries
$15.14 per hour
$12.32 per hour

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