Head Chef Salary

The average salary for a Head Chef in the UK is:


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Head chef role. I have 2 assistant chefs and 3 kitchen staff. Role includes menu planning, ordering etc

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Head Chef Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £26,643.

The average salary in 2009 was £23,683, based on 34 respondents (a difference of -11% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £23,192, based on 60 respondents (a difference of -2% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £27,389, based on 66 respondents (a difference of 18% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £27,357, based on 23 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Head Chef based on all salary survey responses is: £25,000

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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 Head Chef is £13.12.

Assorted Head Chef Salary Information

£30,000North West15-January-22
£20,000South West21-May-20
£25,000South West13-April-18
£25,000South West13-April-18
£22,800North West7-July-17
£28,000South East5-April-17
£20,788South West1-March-17
£23,000North West22-December-15
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Head Chef salary data

Head Chef Salary By UK Region

£22,700South East
£26,334North West
£25,000Northern Ireland
£21,528South West
£20,750Yorkshire and North East
£24,000East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Head 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: £19,686 for a worker in their 20s, £25,724 (30s), £30,448 (40s) and £30,448 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Head 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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