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How much can a chef make per year?

Asked Colorado Springs, Colorado

My name is Kyre, I am a student at Atlas Preparatory High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I plan on going to college to become a chef, a pastry chef to be exact. I would really love to know how much i can make as a pastry chef after I graduate College. #culinary-arts

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Archana’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Average Salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual wage for chefs working in the United States as of May 2011 was $46,600. The top 10 percent of earners made $74,060 or more, while the lowest 10 percent made $24,770 or less.

Naturally, more experienced chefs were paid more: StarChefs found that pastry chefs started at an average of $28,333 per year, but commanded average salaries of $47,452 after 10 years in the profession and averaged $53,167 after 20 years.

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