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Average Salary for Bon Appetit Management Company Employees

Operating out of Palo Alto, Calif., Bon Appetit Management Company employs talent in positions ranging from Catering Manager to Sous Chef. A salary of $42K annually is the median rate at Bon Appetit Management Company. Though where you live and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at Bon Appetit Management Company, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bon Appetit Management Company typically pays:
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Employer: Bon Appetit Management Company
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Catering Manager (6)
$27,072 - $61,348  
[-]Catering Manager (6)
Salary$29,783 - $59,743  
Total Pay$27,072 - $61,348  
[+]Executive Chef (5)
$45,959 - $106,736  
[+]Executive Chef (5)
Salary$47,609 - $103,205  
Bonus$281.22 - $8,257  
Total Pay$45,959 - $106,736  
[+]Sous Chef (5)
$27,994 - $50,865  
[+]Sous Chef (5)
Salary$30,278 - $49,916  
Total Pay$27,994 - $50,865  
[+]Director of Catering (4)
$37,788 - $85,560  
[+]Director of Catering (4)
Salary$38,707 - $79,915  
Bonus$766 - $16,362  
Total Pay$37,788 - $85,560  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Palo Alto, California 

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Restaurant General Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $77K per year — though Executive Chefs, Directors of Catering, and Catering Directors also do fairly well at around $72K, about $62K, and $60K, respectively. Near the bottom at Bon Appetit Management Company are Sous Chefs, pulling in an average of just approximately $39K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($72K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Boston, Mass. (around $71K), San Francisco, Calif. ($62K), and Seattle, Wash. ($45K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $38K, Baltimore, Md. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Bon Appetit Management Company the most — about $71K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $43K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Bon Appetit Management Company folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average about $41K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $54K annually) than those without credentials. Those with a B.A. in Communication at Bon Appetit Management Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $57K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Budget Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $70K annually. Operations Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one in three of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Event Planning, People Management, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, Bon Appetit Management Company does compensate more than half of workers for vacation days, but only about a third of workers can take paid time off due to illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. A strong majority of workers report having health insurance, and a fair number of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Bon Appetit Management Company


63 %
38 %
$35,802 - $62,142
$35,017 - $76,500
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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