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Personal Chef Salary

How Much Does a Personal Chef Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Personal Chef in the United States is a month or $68,493 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter and Salary.com.

Average Personal Chef Base Salary:
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The average wage for a Personal Chef is per hour.

Annual Mean Wage of Personal Chefs by State

[Calculated using Talent.com, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Glassdoor data]

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Personal Chef Salary in Major US Cities


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New York City

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Los Angeles

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[Calculated using ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Glassdoor data]

High-Paying Cities for Personal Chefs

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
NYC, NY79,46638.2
Miami, FL70,12833.72
Los Angeles, CA76,49536.78
Chicago, IL71,72734.48

Average Personal Chef Salary by State

Explore the average Personal Chef salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$ 58,252
Alaska$ 73,137
Arizona$ 63,675
Arkansas$ 62,344
California$ 69,708
Colorado$ 64,020
Connecticut$ 59,606
Delaware$ 67,248
Florida$ 52,322
Georgia$ 56,580
Hawaii$ 72,918
Idaho$ 56,676
Illinois$ 61,575
Indiana$ 62,826
Iowa$ 61,899
Kansas$ 59,173
Kentucky$ 60,962
Louisiana$ 57,961
Maine$ 66,115
Maryland$ 64,037
Massachusetts$ 69,372
Michigan$ 59,066
Minnesota$ 58,197
Mississippi$ 58,253
Missouri$ 65,427
Montana$ 61,155
Nebraska$ 65,139
Nevada$ 72,168
New Hampshire$ 66,323
New Jersey$ 69,842
New Mexico$ 62,193
New York$ 66,545
North Carolina$ 62,635
North Dakota$ 62,433
Ohio$ 63,506
Oklahoma$ 60,574
Oregon$ 66,638
Pennsylvania$ 61,955
Rhode Island$ 72,806
South Carolina$ 61,908
South Dakota$ 65,865
Tennessee$ 59,519
Texas$ 59,395
Utah$ 61,059
Vermont$ 68,812
Virginia$ 60,520
Washington$ 65,405
West Virginia$ 55,267
Wisconsin$ 58,287
Wyoming$ 57,573
District of Columbia$ 78,060

How Much Do Similar Careers to Personal Chefs Get Paid?

On average, Personal Chefs in the U.S. make more than regular Chefs but less than Head Chefs and Executive Chefs.

Check the list of job positions below for detailed pay ranges for professions similar to Personal Chefs:

Job TitleAverage Salary
Head Chef
Executive Chef

Labor Laws and Taxes for Personal Chefs

As a Personal Chef, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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