Chef Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 6,185 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: February 18, 2019
Average salary
$16.04 per hour
  • Most Reported
$7.25
$33.00
Salary Distribution

How much does a Chef make in the United States?

The average salary for a Chef is $16.04 per hour in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 6,185 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Chef employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Chef is less than 1 year.
Chef salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$50.00 per hour
$45.70 per hour
$17.37 per hour
$16.94 per hour
$14.58 per hour
9 salaries
$14.85 per hour
14 salaries
$14.53 per hour
16 salaries
$14.23 per hour
$22.64 per hour
2,118 salaries
$20.04 per hour
Chef salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$17.82 per hour
$16.35 per hour
$18.20 per hour
$18.27 per hour
$13.02 per hour

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Personal Chef (PT)
Foodiwant
Pembroke Pines, FL
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The Princeton Chef
Princeton, NJ
Culinary Genius
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