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How much does a Personal Chef make in the United States?

Average Personal Chef Hourly Wage in the United States

Personal Chefs earn a median hourly wage of $12.65. Hourly wages typically start from $9.46 and go up to $37.33.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Personal Chef Yearly Salary in the United States

Personal Chefs earn a median salary of $26,300 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,670 and go up to $77,650.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
64
RATINGS
Personal Chefs average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Personal Chefs in the 65th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Personal Chef Earnings by Seniority

Top End Personal Chef Earnings

The highest earning Personal Chefs in the United States earn:

$37.33
an hour
$77,650
per year
Senior Personal Chef Earnings

Senior Personal Chefs in the United States earn:

$18.47
an hour
$38,420
per year
Experienced Personal Chef Earnings

Experienced Personal Chefs in the United States earn:

$12.65
an hour
$26,300
per year
Junior Personal Chef Earnings

Junior Personal Chefs in the United States earn:

$10.50
an hour
$21,840
per year
Starting Personal Chef Earnings

Starting Personal Chefs in the United States earn:

$9.46
an hour
$19,670
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Personal Chef salary comparison

Personal Chefs earn less than 55% percent of Food & Drink careers. Personal Chef salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Brewmaster Salary $38k
Food Batchmaker Salary $26k
Personal Chef Salary $26k
Dietetic Technician Salary $26k
Pastry Chef Salary $23k
Food Preparation Worker Salary $20k
Food Server Salary $19k
Hostess Salary $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Personal Chefs in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Personal Chef salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Personal Chef Salary in New York $12.17 $25,310 # 1
Personal Chef Salary in Oklahoma $9.84 $20,460 # 2
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be a Personal Chef?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Personal Chef? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good personal chef? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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