Chef Salaries

2,671 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$44,549 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$4,092
Range$664 - $18,061

How much does a Chef make?

The national average salary for a Chef is $44,549 in United States. Filter by location to see Chef salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,671 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chef employees.

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Chef De Cuisine$45K
Cook$21K

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Chef

Dave & Buster's

$57,685/yr

Range: $54K - $74K

51 salaries

$57,685/yr
$54K$74K

Chef

Sur La Table

$71,421/yr

Range: $67K - $85K

38 salaries

$71,421/yr
$67K$85K

Chef

Sodexo

$54,413/yr

Range: $49K - $69K

36 salaries

$54,413/yr
$49K$69K

Chef

Hilton

$72,026/yr

Range: $69K - $90K

28 salaries

$72,026/yr
$69K$90K

Chef

Hy-Vee

$50,849/yr

Range: $49K - $54K

22 salaries

$50,849/yr
$49K$54K

Chef

Aramark

$60,203/yr

Range: $33K - $70K

16 salaries

$60,203/yr
$33K$70K

Chef - Hourly

Ruby Tuesday

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $15

16 salaries

$11/hr
$10$15

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Chef - Hourly

McDonald's

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $16

14 salaries

$11/hr
$10$16

Chef

Nordstrom

$78,613/yr

Range: $54K - $86K

13 salaries

$78,613/yr
$54K$86K

Chef

Marriott International

$46,160/yr

Range: $42K - $83K

13 salaries

$46,160/yr
$42K$83K

Chef - Hourly

Whole Foods Market

$16/hr

Range: $12 - $26

13 salaries

$16/hr
$12$26

Chef

OTG Management

$69,696/yr

Range: $51K - $108K

11 salaries

$69,696/yr
$51K$108K

Chef

2070 Inc

$25,299/yr

Range: $25K - $28K

10 salaries

$25,299/yr
$25K$28K

Chef

Morrison Healthcare

$48,746/yr

Range: $42K - $68K

10 salaries

$48,746/yr
$42K$68K

Chef - Hourly

McDonald's

$13/hr

Range: $9 - $39

10 salaries

$13/hr
$9$39

Chef

US Foods

$59,266/yr

Range: $51K - $74K

9 salaries

$59,266/yr
$51K$74K

Chef

Four Seasons

$66,046/yr

Range: $62K - $73K

9 salaries

$66,046/yr
$62K$73K

Chef

McDonald's

$33,729/yr

Range: $10K - $66K

9 salaries

$33,729/yr
$10K$66K

Chef

MGM Resorts International

$47,104/yr

Range: $37K - $113K

9 salaries

$47,104/yr
$37K$113K

Chef

McDonald's

$38,803/yr

Range: $22K - $200K

8 salaries

$38,803/yr
$22K$200K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$11
hourly
A Culinary in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$56,000
per year
A Chef De Cuisine in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $56,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$36,000
per year
A Chef in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $36,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Sushi Chef in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Additional Pay
$288 cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Franchise
$17
hourly
A Pastry Chef in the Providence, RI Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Providence, RI Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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