Chefs and Head Cooks

Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.

$45,950

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Chefs and Head Cooks

Currently employed

131,430

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

10%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Chefs and Head Cooks

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

New Jersey $61,880

Hawaii $59,890

District of Columbia $59,340

Rhode Island $59,250

Massachusetts $57,150

West Virginia $54,490

Pennsylvania $53,670

Virginia $53,080

Wyoming $52,810

Florida $51,100

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Maxxing your 401k as Chefs and Head Cooks

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

41.3%

Per paycheck

$729.90

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,767.31
Pre Tax Retirement $729.90
Before Taxes $1,037.41
Taxes $311.22
Take Home $726.19

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