Culinary chef earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Culinary chef salary by state

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

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 $60K
Sommelier salary $41K
Restaurant manager salary $45K
Culinary chef salary $41K
Brewmaster salary $41K
Personal chef salary $38K
Nutritionist salary $32K
Butcher salary $32K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)