Chef Salaries

2,073 SalariesUpdated Jun 13, 2021

Average Base Pay
$42,829 / yr
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How much does a Chef make?

The national average salary for a Chef is $42,829 in United States. Filter by location to see Chef salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,073 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chef employees.

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Chef

McDonald's

$33,253/yr

Range: $14K - $271K

55 salaries

$33,253/yr
$14K$271K

Chef - Hourly

McDonald's

$13/hr

Range: $7 - $53

54 salaries

$13/hr
$7$53

Chef

Dave & Buster's

$60,305/yr

Range: $56K - $77K

51 salaries

$60,305/yr
$56K$77K

Chef

Sodexo

$56,434/yr

Range: $43K - $72K

40 salaries

$56,434/yr
$43K$72K

Chef

Sur La Table

$74,363/yr

Range: $50K - $88K

40 salaries

$74,363/yr
$50K$88K

Chef

Aramark

$55,717/yr

Range: $23K - $86K

36 salaries

$55,717/yr
$23K$86K

Chef

Hilton

$74,081/yr

Range: $24K - $94K

35 salaries

$74,081/yr
$24K$94K

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Chef

Red Robin

$50,132/yr

Range: $28K - $57K

35 salaries

$50,132/yr
$28K$57K

Chef - Hourly

Upper Crust Food Service

$16/hr

Range: $13 - $21

28 salaries

$16/hr
$13$21

Chef

Marriott International

$47,224/yr

Range: $24K - $86K

25 salaries

$47,224/yr
$24K$86K

Chef

Hy-Vee

$53,069/yr

Range: $45K - $56K

24 salaries

$53,069/yr
$45K$56K

Chef - Hourly

Whole Foods Market

$17/hr

Range: $13 - $26

19 salaries

$17/hr
$13$26

Chef - Hourly

Ruby Tuesday

$12/hr

Range: $10 - $25

19 salaries

$12/hr
$10$25

Chef - Hourly

Domino's

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $11

19 salaries

$11/hr
$10$11

Chef

Nordstrom

$78,612/yr

Range: $55K - $98K

18 salaries

$78,612/yr
$55K$98K

Chef

Sodexo USA

$54,310/yr

Range: $30K - $75K

17 salaries

$54,310/yr
$30K$75K

Chef

Morrison Healthcare

$50,398/yr

Range: $23K - $65K

16 salaries

$50,398/yr
$23K$65K

Chef

Compass Group USA

$50,148/yr

Range: $32K - $87K

16 salaries

$50,148/yr
$32K$87K

Chef

Compass Group

$45,945/yr

Range: $25K - $125K

14 salaries

$45,945/yr
$25K$125K

Chef

OTG Management

$72,675/yr

Range: $54K - $108K

12 salaries

$72,675/yr
$54K$108K

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent chef salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$87,500
per year
A Chef in the Montgomery, AL Area area reported making $87,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Montgomery, AL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$9
hourly
A Pizza Maker in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $9 per hour
Job Highlights
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Temporary
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Chef in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$12
hourly
A Chef in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$46,000
per year
A Sous-Chef in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $46,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$22
hourly
A Chef in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$8
hourly
A Cocinero in the Laredo, TX Area area reported making $8 per hour
Job Highlights
Laredo, TX Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
A Chef in the Memphis, TN Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Memphis, TN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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