Head Chef Salary in the UK

£32,400
per year
per month
£2,130
per month
per year

Head Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for a Head Chef is £32,400 gross per year (£2,130 net per month), which is £2,800 (+9%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Head Chef can expect an average starting salary of £24,300. The highest salaries can exceed £150,000.
£24,300
Low
£32,400
Average salary
£150,000
High
£1,670
Low
£2,130
Average salary
£7,540
High

Head Chef Salary Range

Low
£24,300
Average salary
£32,400
Senior
£43,200
High
£150,000
Low
£1,670
Average salary
£2,130
Senior
£2,740
High
£7,540
Among head chefs, Head Chefs of a Gastro Pub have lower salaries, while highly skilled professionals like Head Chefs of Michelin Starred Restaurants enjoy the highest salaries.

Head Chef - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Head Chef - Michelin Star£51K/year
+58% 
Executive Head Chef£34K/year
+5% 
Head Chef Gastro Pub£27K/year
 -18%

Head Chef - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Head Chef with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £24,300 gross per year. A mid career Head Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £31,800, while a Senior Head Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £43,200. Head Chefs with more than 20 years of experience earn £56,700 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Head Chef

Late Career▲ +75%
Senior▲ +33%
Average Salary£32,400/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -25%

Gender Breakdown

Female
19%
Male
81%

Head Chef - Jobs by Location

Head Chef - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Head Chef jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Head Chef

How much does a Head Chef make in the UK?
A Head Chef in the UK earns an average of £32,400 gross per year, which is about £2,130 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Head Chef updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Head Chef in the UK?
The starting salary of a Head Chef in the UK is around £24,300 gross per year. Head Chefs of a Gastro Pub usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Head Chef in the UK?
The highest salary of a Head Chef in the UK can reach and exceed £150,000 gross per year. Head Chefs of Michelin Starred Restaurants usually have the highest salaries.
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