Culinary Chef Salary in United States

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What is the average salary for a Culinary Chef?

The average salary of a Culinary Chef in United States is $11.3. Salaries start from $8.2 and go up to $15.2. 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 $15.2
Starting ($8.2)
Junior ($9.07)
Experienced ($10.65)
Senior ($12.95)
Highest ($15.23)
Highest

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

$15.2
Senior

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

$13.0
Experienced

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

$10.7
Junior

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

$9.1
Starting

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

$8.2

Historical salary

Culinary Chef salary by state

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State Salary Rank
District of Columbia 14.1 1
Hawaii 14.1 2
Alaska 13.8 3
Massachusetts 13.5 4
Nevada 13.2 5
Vermont 13.1 6
New Jersey 13.1 7
Arizona 13.0 8
New York 12.9 9
Connecticut 12.8 10
Virgin Islands 12.6 11
Washington 12.4 12
New Hampshire 12.1 13
Maryland 12.1 14
Pennsylvania 12.0 15
California 11.8 16
Maine 11.8 17
Delaware 11.8 18
Rhode Island 11.8 19
Virginia 11.7 20
Florida 11.6 21
Colorado 11.5 22
Utah 11.3 23
United States 11.3 24
Minnesota 11.1 25
Oregon 11.1 26
Nebraska 10.9 27
South Dakota 10.9 28
Wyoming 10.9 29
North Dakota 10.8 30
Illinois 10.8 31
Michigan 10.7 32
Louisiana 10.6 33
Wisconsin 10.5 34
New Mexico 10.5 35
Texas 10.4 36
Ohio 10.4 37
Missouri 10.3 38
Idaho 10.3 39
North Carolina 10.3 40
Georgia 10.2 41
Tennessee 10.1 42
Montana 10.1 43
Indiana 10.1 44
Alabama 10.0 45
Kansas 9.9 46
Oklahoma 9.8 47
Mississippi 9.8 48
Iowa 9.7 49
South Carolina 9.6 50
Kentucky 9.5 51
West Virginia 9.4 52
Arkansas 9.3 53
Guam 8.8 54
Puerto Rico 8.5 55

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