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How much does a Chef make in the United States?

Average base salary
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4k salaries reported, updated at May 24, 2020
$15.03
per hour
The average salary for a chef is $15.03 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Chef earn more?

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Most common benefits for Chefs

  • Referral program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Food provided
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible spending account
  • Wellness program
  • Professional development assistance

Salary satisfaction

Based on 12,919 ratings

45% of Chefs in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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