Assistant Chef Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$38,000
$18,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BNP Paribas
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does an assistant chef make?
Assistant Chefs in America make, on average, $38,506 a year or $18.51 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $81,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $18,000 per year. Retail companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Assistant Chefs. New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New York are some of the states with the best Assistant Chef salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Assistant Chef is 2.3 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Chef
$40,263
Head Chef
$37,748
Sous Chef
$39,172

Average Assistant Chef Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Assistant Chef in the United States is $38,506 per year or $18.51 per hour. The city with the highest Assistant Chef salary is New York, NY at $51,441 per year. The average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $30,000. New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New York are the states with the highest payscale for Assistant Chefs. The lowest earning states are Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Map of Assistant Chef Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Assistant Chefs earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Assistant Chef Salary By Company

If you are an Assistant Chef, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Retail companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Assistant Chefs. BNP Paribas and Wynn Resorts are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like MGM Resorts International or City of Sacramento, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Assistant Chefs.

Assistant Chef Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
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