Chef Salary

£25,300
per year
per month
£1,730
per month
per year

Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for a Chef is £25,300 gross per year (£1,730 net per month), which is £4,300 (-15%) lower than the UK's national average salary.
A Chef can expect an average starting salary of £17,800. The highest salaries can exceed £150,000.
£17,800
Low
£25,300
Average
£150,000
High
£1,300
Low
£1,730
Average
£7,540
High

Chef Salary - Distribution

Trainee
£15,100
Low
£17,800
Average
£25,300
Experienced
£48,900
High
£150,000
Trainee
£1,150
Low
£1,300
Average
£1,730
Experienced
£3,070
High
£7,540
Among chefs, Trainee Chefs tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced and highly skilled roles like Private Yacht Chefs or Michelin Star Chefs enjoy the highest salaries.

Chef - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Private Yacht Chef£45K/year
+78% 
Oil Rig Chef£29K/year
+14% 
Offshore Chef£29K/year
+13% 
Cruise Ship Chef£28K/year
+12% 
Pub Chef£25K/year
 -2%
Trainee Chef£15K/year
 -40%

Chef - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Chef with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £17,800 gross per year. A mid career Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,600, while an experienced Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £48,900. Chefs with more than 20 years of experience earn £78,300 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Chef

Late Career▲ +209%
Experienced▲ +93%
Average Salary£25,300/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -30%

Gender Breakdown

Female
37%
Male
63%

Chef - Jobs by Location

Chef - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Chef jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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