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Head chef salary in United States

How much does a Head Chef make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $58,819
Low $41,403
High $83,560
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a head chef is $58,819 per year in the United States. 1.7k salaries reported, updated at January 25, 2023

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Top companies for Head Chefs in United States

  1. Olivia's Organic Café
    6 reviews9 salaries reported
    $77,827per year
  2. $70,867per year
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Highest paying cities for Head Chefs near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $85,129 per year
    67 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $69,047 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $67,956 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. New Orleans, LA
    $66,705 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $66,238 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Oakland, CA
    $64,462 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $63,729 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $63,270 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Madison, WI
    $52,305 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Head Chef earn more?

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Most common benefits for Head Chefs

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,258 ratings

48% of Head Chefs in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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