Culinary chef earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Culinary chef salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $51,660
Alabama $47,030
Arkansas $40,300
Arizona $34,489
California $46,360
Colorado $49,830
Connecticut $49,546
District of Columbia $63,150
Delaware $57,340
Florida $48,710
Georgia $51,330
Guam $23,800
Hawaii $74,510
Iowa $39,604
Idaho $38,590
Illinois $39,758
Indiana $49,450
Kansas $39,457
Kentucky $45,082
Louisiana $45,730
Massachusetts $56,070
Maryland $49,390
Maine $48,780
Michigan $48,320
Minnesota $48,580
Missouri $49,250
Mississippi $47,750
Montana $43,030
North Carolina $47,070
North Dakota $45,420
Nebraska $40,970
New Hampshire $51,790
New Jersey $66,790
New Mexico $50,220
Nevada $52,930
New York $52,010
Ohio $40,270
Oklahoma $42,140
Oregon $46,790
Pennsylvania $38,402
Puerto Rico $32,380
Rhode Island $54,360
South Carolina $38,460
South Dakota $43,800
Tennessee $45,890
Texas $50,580
Utah $38,180
Virginia $53,000
Virgin Islands $47,200
Vermont $42,770
Washington $56,450
Wisconsin $40,480
West Virginia $58,570
Wyoming $56,150

How do culinary chef salaries compare to similar careers?

Culinary chefs earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than registered dietitian nutritionists but more than butchers.

Career Median Salary
Registered dietitian nutritionist salary $61K
Brewmaster salary $41K
Culinary chef salary $38K
Restaurant manager salary $38K
Bartender salary $38K
Personal chef salary $36K
Butcher salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)