Head Chef Salary in Australia

AU$73,400
per year
per hour
AU$34.30
per hour
per year
Bonus
AU$4,150/year
Profit Sharing
AU$4,840/year
Bonus
AU$4.80/hour
Profit Sharing
AU$5.60/hour

Head Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for a Head Chef is AU$73,400 per year (AU$34.30 per hour), which is AU$8,040 (+12%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Head Chef can expect an average starting salary of AU$48,600. The highest salaries can exceed AU$110,000.
AU$48,600
Low
AU$73,400
Average
AU$110,000
High
AU$23.10
Low
AU$34.30
Average
AU$43.50
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
AU$0
AU$72,400
AU$144,820
Base SalaryAU$48,600 - 110,000
BonusAU$670 - 12,460
Profit SharingAU$0 - 22,360
Total CompensationAU$49,270 - 144,820
AU$0
AU$41.90
AU$83.80
Base SalaryAU$23.10 - 43.50
BonusAU$0.80 - 14.40
Profit SharingAU$0 - 25.9
Total CompensationAU$23.90 - 83.80

Head Chef Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$48,600
Average
AU$73,400
Experienced
AU$86,400
High
AU$110,000
Low
AU$23.10
Average
AU$34.30
Experienced
AU$37.80
High
AU$43.50

Head Chef - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Head Chef with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,270. A mid career Head Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$68,130, while an experienced Head Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$86,400. Head chefs with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$94,520 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Head Chef

Late Career▲ +29%
Experienced▲ +18%
Average SalaryAU$73,400/year
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -33%

Gender Breakdown

Female
24%
Male
76%

Head Chef - Jobs by Location

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