How much does a Chef make?

Updated Jan 21, 2022

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$43,853 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,454 salaries

$25K

Low

$76K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Chef make? The national average salary for a Chef is $43,853 in United States. Filter by location to see Chef salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,454 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chef employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Chef?

$43,853 /yr
Chef
$39,733 /yr
Lead Chef
$49,497 /yr
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What are some related job titles for a Chef?

Chef De Cuisine

$63,013

per year

Chef Manager

$54,113

per year

Cook

$28,989

per year

Corporate Chef

$75,165

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Pizza Maker in United States of America

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$31,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Pizza Maker with 4 to 6 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Chef with 1 to 3 years of experience

$67,614

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Chef with 1 to 3 years of experience

$51,402

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Sous Chef with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Sous Chef with 4 to 6 years of experience

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Chef with 4 to 6 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,000/yr

9 days ago by a Private Chef with 4 to 6 years of experience

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McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Chef

$33,253

 /yr
Range: $11K - $281K

$11K

$281K

$10,905 - $281,255 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Chef - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $7 - $104

$7

$104

$7 - $104 Range

Dave & Buster's
3.7

Dave & Buster's

Chef

$62,559

 /yr
Range: $58K - $80K

$58K

$80K

$58,366 - $79,883 Range

Sodexo
3.4

Sodexo

Chef

$58,371

 /yr
Range: $32K - $75K

$32K

$75K

$31,500 - $74,785 Range

Sur La Table
3.2

Sur La Table

Chef

$77,046

 /yr
Range: $52K - $92K

$52K

$92K

$51,510 - $91,745 Range

Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Chef

$76,735

 /yr
Range: $24K - $98K

$24K

$98K

$24,459 - $97,603 Range

Aramark
3.3

Aramark

Chef

$57,525

 /yr
Range: $24K - $89K

$24K

$89K

$24,359 - $88,844 Range

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Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Chef

$52,006

 /yr
Range: $29K - $60K

$29K

$60K

$29,495 - $59,591 Range

Upper Crust Food Service
3.8

Upper Crust Food Service

Chef - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $22

$13

$22

$13 - $22 Range

Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Chef

$48,805

 /yr
Range: $25K - $90K

$25K

$90K

$24,838 - $89,714 Range

Whole Foods Market
3.5

Whole Foods Market

Chef - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $13 - $28

$13

$28

$13 - $28 Range

Compass Group USA
3.7

Compass Group USA

Chef

$50,955

 /yr
Range: $33K - $89K

$33K

$89K

$32,684 - $88,844 Range

Hy-Vee
3.6

Hy-Vee

Chef

$54,992

 /yr
Range: $32K - $59K

$32K

$59K

$31,993 - $58,571 Range

Ruby Tuesday
3.2

Ruby Tuesday

Chef - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $23

$11

$23

$11 - $23 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Chef

$80,346

 /yr
Range: $57K - $102K

$57K

$102K

$57,471 - $101,580 Range

Compass Group
3.5

Compass Group

Chef

$55,014

 /yr
Range: $26K - $130K

$26K

$130K

$26,157 - $130,016 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.7

The Cheesecake Factory

Chef - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $13 - $42

$13

$42

$13 - $42 Range

Domino's
3.5

Domino's

Chef - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $12

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

Sodexo USA
3.5

Sodexo USA

Chef

$56,340

 /yr
Range: $32K - $77K

$32K

$77K

$31,526 - $77,103 Range

Morrison Healthcare
4.2

Morrison Healthcare

Chef

$52,282

 /yr
Range: $24K - $67K

$24K

$67K

$23,988 - $66,822 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Chef salaries

The national average salary for a Chef is $43,853 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Chef salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2454 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Chef employees.

The highest salary for a Chef in United States is $75,927 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chef in United States is $25,329 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Chef or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Chef.