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what is your minimum wage as a chef?

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Leme’s Answer

It depends on your location, the job, and responsibilities with it. Most cooks I know (including me) depending on the establishment start out about minimum wage with little to no experience. The more experience you have, the more money you can make.

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scott’s Answer

Typically in restaurants chefs make 55k-75k. Corporate chefs 65k-85k. Hotel/resort/country club chefs make 80k-140k.

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Dada’s Answer

A degree or a diploma in Culinary Arts is always an added advantage.
Meanwhile its always wise to seek an opinion from your local reputed restaurants esp the business aspects & payscale to give you better perspective .

I can only refer you to a link meanwhile as the payscale varies from place to place.


The highest 10 percent earned over $78,570, while the lowest 10 percent earned below $25,020. chefs and head cooks earned a median annual income of $45,950, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meaning half earned above this amount, while half earned below it as in 2017.
Meanwhile it is also advised to consult your immediate family members or local guardian for their inputs too :)

Take Care & All the Best Zachary !

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Ben’s Answer

At the property an entry level cook (cook 3) makes 15.00$ an hour. These hourly rates go up as the skills and work of the cook does. Cook 2 makes 17.00$ an hour and lead cook 1 makes 18.00$ an hour