Chef Salary in Ireland

€28,741
per year
per month
€2,400
per month
per year

Chef - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a Chef is €28,741 gross per year or € 13,81 per hour (€2,400 gross per month), which is 35% lower than the national average salary in Ireland.
A Chef can expect an average starting salary of €25,450. The highest salaries can exceed €49,510.
€25,450
Low
€28,741
Average
€49,510
High
€2,120
Low
€2,400
Average
€4,130
High

Cook Salary Range

Low
€25,450
Average
€28,741
Experienced
€36,389
High
€49,510
Low
€2,120
Average
€2,400
Experienced
€3,030
High
€4,130
Among Chefs in Ireland, junior Cook roles in hotel, restaurant and catering businesses tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced roles or management positions like an Executive Hotel Chef enjoy the highest salaries.

Chef - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Executive Chef€55K/year
+90% 
Pastry Chef€30K/year
+5% 
Pizza Chef€24K/year
 -18%

Kitchen Chef - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

An Entry Level Cook with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €26,000 gross per year on average. A mid career Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €28,000, while an experienced Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €36,000. Chefs with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €38,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Chef

Late Career▲ +32%
Experienced▲ +25%
Average Salary€28,741/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -10%

Gender Breakdown

Female
32%
Male
68%

Chef - Jobs by Location

Chef - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Chef jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Chef

How much does a Chef make in Ireland?
A Chef in Ireland earns an average of €28,741 gross per year, which is about €2,400 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Chef updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Chef in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Chef in Ireland is around €25,450 gross per year. Chefs with junior roles in hotel, restaurant and catering businesses usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Chef in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Chef in Ireland can reach and exceed €49,510 gross per year. Management positions like an Executive Hotel Chef usually have the highest salaries.
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