Culinary Chef salary

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What is the average salary for a Culinary Chef?

The average salary of a Culinary Chef is $23,440. Salaries start from $17,060 and go up to $31,670. Please note that the average salary for a Culinary Chef may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $31,670
Starting ($17.1k)
Junior ($18.9k)
Experienced ($22.2k)
Senior ($26.9k)
Highest ($31.7k)
Highest

The top 10% of Culinary Chefs in United States earn:

$31,670
Senior

The top 25% of Culinary Chefs in United States earn:

$26,930
Experienced

The middle 50% of Culinary Chefs in United States earn:

$22,160
Junior

The bottom 25% of Culinary Chefs in United States earn:

$18,860
Starting

The bottom 10% of Culinary Chefs in United States earn:

$17,060

Historical salary

Culinary Chef salary by state

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State Salary Rank
District of Columbia 29,400 1
Hawaii 29,250 2
Alaska 28,660 3
Massachusetts 28,020 4
Nevada 27,450 5
Vermont 27,200 6
New Jersey 27,150 7
Arizona 27,070 8
New York 26,880 9
Connecticut 26,560 10
Virgin Islands 26,290 11
Washington 25,760 12
New Hampshire 25,200 13
Maryland 25,100 14
Pennsylvania 24,940 15
California 24,540 16
Maine 24,520 17
Delaware 24,480 18
Rhode Island 24,440 19
Virginia 24,380 20
Florida 24,150 21
Colorado 23,820 22
Utah 23,580 23
United States 23,440 24
Minnesota 23,070 25
Oregon 23,030 26
South Dakota 22,730 27
Nebraska 22,730 28
Wyoming 22,590 29
North Dakota 22,550 30
Illinois 22,430 31
Michigan 22,230 32
Louisiana 22,090 33
Wisconsin 21,800 34
New Mexico 21,790 35
Texas 21,560 36
Ohio 21,520 37
Missouri 21,430 38
North Carolina 21,340 39
Idaho 21,330 40
Georgia 21,220 41
Tennessee 21,060 42
Montana 20,920 43
Indiana 20,910 44
Alabama 20,760 45
Kansas 20,590 46
Oklahoma 20,360 47
Mississippi 20,350 48
Iowa 20,140 49
South Carolina 19,910 50
Kentucky 19,660 51
West Virginia 19,550 52
Arkansas 19,400 53
Guam 18,310 54
Puerto Rico 17,680 55

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