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Sushi Chef Salary

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

The average base salary for a Sushi Chef in the United States is a month or $58,909 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and Salary.com.

Average Sushi Chef Base Salary:
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$28.32
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28.32

The average wage for a Sushi Chef is per hour.

Sushi Chefs’ compensation is usually salary-based. They rarely receive or share tips with the front-of-the-house staff.

Annual Mean Wage of Sushi Chefs by State

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

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Average Sushi Chef Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$45,586

New York City

Annual mean wage

$53,080

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$65,919

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$52,018

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

High-Paying Cities for Sushi Chefs

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
NYC, NY53,08025.52
Los Angeles, CA52,01825.01
Chicago, IL65,91931.69
Miami, FL45,58621.92

Average Sushi Chef Salary by State

Explore the average Sushi Chef salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$50,265
Alaska$52,205
Arizona$57,579
Arkansas$51,810
California$60,525
Colorado$63,491
Connecticut$62,424
Delaware$58,994
Florida$51,856
Georgia$54,762
Hawaii$63,010
Idaho$55,125
Illinois$60,253
Indiana$55,683
Iowa$52,907
Kansas$49,817
Kentucky$53,340
Louisiana$45,865
Maine$58,965
Maryland$58,970
Massachusetts$63,650
Michigan$56,064
Minnesota$62,781
Mississippi$49,838
Missouri$56,350
Montana$58,138
Nebraska$53,852
Nevada$56,181
New Hampshire$59,342
New Jersey$61,406
New Mexico$59,138
New York$67,187
North Carolina$57,144
North Dakota$54,267
Ohio$59,145
Oklahoma$49,626
Oregon$61,818
Pennsylvania$58,383
Rhode Island$59,741
South Carolina$55,690
South Dakota$57,397
Tennessee$56,521
Texas$54,157
Utah$56,219
Vermont$56,967
Virginia$58,632
Washington$66,037
West Virginia$43,516
Wisconsin$60,860
Wyoming$60,718
District of Columbia$58,455

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Sushi Chef Get Paid?

Sushi Chefs earn more than Sous Chefs, Cooks and Prep Cooks.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Sous Chef
Cook
Prep Cook

Labor Laws and Taxes for Sushi Chefs

As a Sushi 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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