Chef Salary

The average salary for a Chef in the UK is:


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Chef Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £20,984.

The average salary in 2009 was £20,048, based on 50 respondents (a difference of -4% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £18,690, based on 91 respondents (a difference of -7% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £22,628, based on 75 respondents (a difference of 21% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £23,665, based on 34 respondents (a difference of 5% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Chef based on all salary survey responses is: £20,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Chef is £10.91.

Assorted Chef Salary Information

£25,000South West2-March-21
£25,000South West15-February-21
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Chef salary data

Chef Salary By UK Region

£25,667Northern Ireland
£20,300North West
£24,375South East
£22,917Yorkshire and North East
£18,230South West
£13,375East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Chef, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £16,364 for a worker in their 20s, £21,382 (30s), £25,309 (40s) and £25,309 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Chef is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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