The pay range for a chef varies with the size and location of the establishment, volume of business and the chef's reputation. According to the US dept. of Labor the average is $32,650 for a head chef.
Chefs are paid according to the work they do, for a Sous chefs position who are second in command in the kitchen management hierarchy their annual salary ranges from (£24,478.40 - £35,341.63)$39,307 to $56,751.
A regular chef in a nice restaurant starts at about $80,000 a year and can go up to $130,000 a year. An executive chef makes about $150,000 a year. A line chef will make the lower amount.