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Chef Cook Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $48,000 $4,000 $923 $23
75th Percentile $39,500 $3,291 $759 $19
Average $33,775 $2,814 $649 $16
25th Percentile $27,000 $2,250 $519 $13
$17,000 - $19,999
2% of jobs
$20,000 - $22,999
6% of jobs
$23,000 - $25,999
12% of jobs
$27,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$26,000 - $28,999
16% of jobs
$29,000 - $31,999
17% of jobs
The average salary is $33,775 a year
$32,000 - $34,999
11% of jobs
$35,000 - $37,999
10% of jobs
$39,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$38,000 - $40,999
7% of jobs
$41,000 - $43,999
7% of jobs
$44,000 - $46,999
4% of jobs
$48,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$47,000 - $50,000
3% of jobs

National Average

$17,000 $33,775/year $16/hour $50,000
Chef Cook Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$33,775
$2,814
$649
$16
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$34,239
$2,853
$658
$16

As of Jan 20, 2021, the average annual pay for a Chef Cook in the United States is $33,775 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $16.24 an hour. This is the equivalent of $650/week or $2,815/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $50,000 and as low as $17,000, the majority of Chef Cook salaries currently range between $27,000 (25th percentile) to $39,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $48,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Chef Cook varies greatly (by as much as $12,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Chef Cook job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Chef Cook in your area makes on average $34,239 per year, or $464 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $33,775. Virginia ranks number 12 out of 50 states nationwide for Chef Cook salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Chef Cook jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Chef Cook Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Chef Cook job is above the national average. Topping the list is Lakes, AK, with San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Clara, CA beats the national average by $6,381 (18.9%), and Lakes, AK furthers that trend with another $7,115 (21.1%) above the $33,775 average.

Importantly, Lakes, AK has a moderately active Chef Cook job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Chef Cook appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between Lakes, AK and Centennial, CO, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Chef Cook role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Lakes, AK$40,890$3,408$786$19.66
San Francisco, CA$40,295$3,358$775$19.37
Santa Clara, CA$40,156$3,346$772$19.31
Washington, DC$39,777$3,315$765$19.12
Fremont, CA$38,728$3,227$745$18.62
Green River, WY$38,656$3,221$743$18.58
San Buenaventura, CA$38,568$3,214$742$18.54
Germantown, MD$38,273$3,189$736$18.40
San Jose, CA$37,946$3,162$730$18.24
Centennial, CO$37,889$3,157$729$18.22

Top 5 Best Paying Related Chef Cook Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Chef Cook job category that pay more per year than a typical Chef Cook salary. Top examples of these roles include: Corporate Executive Chef, Corporate Chef, and Senior Executive Chef.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $49,074 (145.3%) and $62,906 (186.3%) more than the average Chef Cook salary of $33,775. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Chef Cook jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Chef Cook position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Corporate Executive Chef$96,681$8,057$1,859$46.48
Corporate Chef$87,950$7,329$1,691$42.28
Senior Executive Chef$86,571$7,214$1,665$41.62
Product Development Chef$85,316$7,110$1,641$41.02
Regional Chef$82,849$6,904$1,593$39.83
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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