Chef/Catering Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bon Appetit Management
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a chef/catering make?
The national average salary for a Chef/Catering in the U.S. is $54,348 annually or $26.13 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $111,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $26,000. New Jersey, Texas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Nevada have the highest paying Chef/Catering jobs. Most Chef/Caterings spend 2.9 years in the position.
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Average Chef/Catering Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Chef/Catering in the USA is $54,348 annually or $26.13 hourly. Working in Washington, DC as a Chef/Catering will pay you the highest wages at around $62,591 per year. The Washington, DC average entry-level salary for Chef/Caterings is $38,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Chef/Catering salaries are New Jersey, Texas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. Nebraska, Utah, Alaska, South Carolina, and Montana have the lowest reported salaries for Chef/Caterings.

Map of Chef/Catering Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Chef/Caterings earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Chef/Catering Salary By Company

Chef/Caterings report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Bon Appetit Management and Sodexo Operations are the best paying companies for Chef/Caterings.
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Chef/Catering Salary History

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