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 35% more than similar careers in Delaware. On average, they make less than registered dietitian nutritionists but more than restaurant cooks.

Career Median Salary
Registered dietitian nutritionist salary $65K
Culinary chef salary $57K
Brewmaster salary $40K
Butcher salary $41K
Dietetic technician salary $32K
Restaurant cook salary $27K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)