How much do Chefs and Cooks Make?
Chefs and cook salaries vary widely by industry, region and experience. The average annual chef’s salary nationwide is $44,780, though actual salaries can be much higher or lower depending on the position and place of employment.
Here are average salaries for the most popular culinary industries, according to the US Labor Bureau.
|Special Food Services||$45,550|
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||$52,790|
Here are the top 5 highest-paying states for head chefs and cooks, and their average salaries.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.