Earning approximately $81K annually on average, Executive Chefs receive the most money, followed by Restaurant General Managers (about $77K), Catering Directors ($62K), and Chef de Cuisines (around $57K). Sous Chefs at Bon Appetit Management Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($37K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($72K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif. ($62K), Mountain View, Calif. (around $49K), and Seattle, Wash. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Baltimore, Md. — at $38K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $72K annually) in Illinois.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $49K per year. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $54K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make about $65K per year. At Bon Appetit Management Company, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $62K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Budget Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $77K annually. Folks here also tend to know People Management; on the survey, slightly less than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Operations Management, Event Planning, and Event Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of workers, but Bon Appetit Management Company rewards only a third of survey participants with paid sick leave. Bon Appetit Management Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Bon Appetit Management Company are a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and gym membership.