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Chefs' salaries vary by venue, gender

Restaurant chefs make less than those working in other culinary fields, a survey by the American Culinary Federation found

If you want to make money as a chef, it’s better not to work in a restaurant, according to a salary survey by the American Culinary Federation.

The average salary of restaurant workers who responded to the survey was $51,208, compared with $65,415 for those working in education; $63,994 for those working in health care; $83,753 for those working at private clubs; and $89,263 for the 2 percent of respondents who were self-employed.

A total of 2,711 people respond

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