Chef salary in United States

How much does a Chef make in the United States?

7.1k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2021
$16.19
per hour

The average salary for a chef is $16.19 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Commuter assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Wellness program
  • Vision insurance
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Most common benefits for Chefs

  • Commuter assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Wellness program
  • Vision insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Food provided
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
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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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