Head Chef Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 1,255 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: July 18, 2018
Average salary
$42,208 per year
  • Most Reported
$14,000
$103,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Head Chef is $42,208 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 1,255 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Head Chef employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Head Chef is 1-3 years.
Head Chef salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$57,626 per year
$59,184 per year
$60,000 per year
$59,044 per year
$58,243 per year
$52,000 per year
$49,588 per year
$48,281 per year
$45,000 per year
$45,000 per year
Head Chef salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$27,176 per year
$63,767 per year
$65,466 per year
$52,847 per year
$48,727 per year

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Head Chef / Kitchen Manager
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Kitchen Manager/Head Chef
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Murray, KY
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