Culinary Chef Salary in the United States

How much does a Culinary Chef make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Culinary Chef in the United States is $27 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $29. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Culinary Chef in the United States. The average hourly rate for Culinary Chef ranges from $21 to $29 with the average hourly pay of $27. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $24 to $36 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $33.

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Job Openings for Culinary Chef
Patrice & Associates - Dallas , TX
DIRECTOR OF CULINARY We are seeking a Director Of Culinary to join our team! You will thrive in a ... Must have 5+ years as Executive Chef in $6 Million+ single unit restaurant with National/Large ...
ZipRecruiter - Today
R.L. Schreiber - Lebanon , KY
The role of the Corporate Chef at R.L. Schreiber is to be our brand ambassador. To educate and ... Acts as the culinary liaison between customers, purveyors and employees to help manage new product ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Vail Resorts - Park City , UT
This is a dynamic seasonal Executive Chef opportunity with the world class Mountain Dining ... Duties include overall responsibility for all culinary operations including working with the food ...
Vail Resorts - 4 days ago
Ravinia Festival Dining Pavilion - Highland Park , IL
As a Levy Executive Chef, it will be your primary responsibility to create "The Levy Difference ... You will be responsible for delivering culinary standards that live up to our renowned reputation ...
Culinary Agents - 4 days ago
Vail Resorts - Keystone , CO
The Sous Chef is a leader for the culinary team at the Keystone Conference Center - assisting the Executive Chef and helping supervise all of the aspects of the kitchen. Job Responsibilities include ...
Vail Resorts - 5 days ago
Dickie Brennan & Company - New Orleans , LA
General duties include: supervision of all cooks, prep and pantry personnel, and all culinary ... The Sous Chef will: React to purchaser's needs - specials utilizing products needing to be used ...
iHire - 4 days ago