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How Much Does a Line Chef Earn In The United States?

Line Chef Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$19,000
$26,000
$35,000
Line chefs in the United States make an average salary of $26,203 per year or $12.6 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level line chef salary is roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. If you like following the crowd, hospitality and education companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out retail, hospitality, and pharmaceutical companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, Nevada, and New York provide the highest line chef salaries.
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Where Line Chefs Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Line Chefs Earn In Different Cities?

While a line chef can average a salary of $26,203 per year, or $12.6 per hour, there are many opportunities for line chefs to make more. For example, in Edison, NJ you might make $35,826 per year. Other high-paying locations include Chicopee, MA, New York, NY and Merced, CA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Edison, NJ where the average starting salary is $22,000. The highest paying states for line chefs include New Jersey, Delaware and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Edison, NJ
$35,826
Avg. Salary
$14k
$45k
2. Chicopee, MA
$35,218
Avg. Salary
$14k
$45k
3. New York, NY
$32,729
Avg. Salary
$14k
$45k
4. Merced, CA
$31,465
Avg. Salary
$14k
$45k
5. Urbana, IL
$28,497
Avg. Salary
$14k
$45k
6. Philadelphia, PA
$28,417
Avg. Salary
$14k
$45k

High Paying Line Chef Jobs

Which Companies Pay Line Chefs The Most?

To earn a high income as a line chef, working for The Blackstone Group or BJ's Restaurants might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Dartmouth College and Orlando Health report highly competitive wages for line chefs.
Company
Avg. Salary
$17k
$55k
Avg. Salary
$17k
$55k
Avg. Salary
$17k
$55k
Avg. Salary
$17k
$55k
Avg. Salary
$17k
$55k
Avg. Salary
$17k
$55k

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Line Chef Salary History

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    Recently Added Line Chef Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Dishwasher/Cook Helper
    Dishwasher/Cook Helper
    Chicopee, MA
    Chicopee, MA
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $28,175
    $28,175
    03/24/2021
    Cook Helper
    Cook Helper
    Morganfield, KY
    Morganfield, KY
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    03/24/2021
    Cook Helper
    Cook Helper
    Hanover, NH
    Hanover, NH
    03/16/2021
    03/16/2021
    $38,964
    $38,964
    03/16/2021
    Cook Helper
    Cook Helper
    Edinburgh, IN
    Edinburgh, IN
    03/03/2021
    03/03/2021
    $26,380
    $26,380
    03/03/2021
    Cook Helper
    Cook Helper
    Cloquet, MN
    Cloquet, MN
    01/31/2021
    01/31/2021
    $22,000
    $22,000
    01/31/2021
    Cook's Helper
    Cook's Helper
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ
    01/19/2021
    01/19/2021
    $25,879
    $25,879
    01/19/2021
    Cook Helper
    Cook Helper
    Morganfield, KY
    Morganfield, KY
    01/15/2021
    01/15/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    01/15/2021
    Production-Cook/Cook Helper
    Production-Cook/Cook Helper
    Irvine, CA
    Irvine, CA
    01/12/2021
    01/12/2021
    $33,914
    $33,914
    01/12/2021
    Food Service Cooks Helper (Multiple Buildings)
    Food Service Cooks Helper (Multiple Buildings)
    Brooklyn Center, MN
    Brooklyn Center, MN
    12/24/2020
    12/24/2020
    $33,183
    $33,183
    12/24/2020
    Cook's Helper
    Cook's Helper
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ
    12/19/2020
    12/19/2020
    $25,879
    $25,879
    12/19/2020