Chef de Cuisine Salary

Chef de Cuisines in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $73K per year, median earnings come to $51K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are far more male Chef de Cuisines survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Most Chef de Cuisines like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$37,161 - $72,170
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,022
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.76 - $20.05
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,161 - $72,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,097  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$33,235 - $72,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $20.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.57 - $2.50  
Overtime
$1.49 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,097  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$33,235 - $72,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Chef de Cuisine

In finer dining restaurants, the chef de cuisine is in charge of all kitchen operations from creating the menu to overseeing product and prep work to creating and conducting the final examination of plates to be sent out to guests. The chef typically has one or more assistant chefs (sous chefs) to assist with these tasks, as well as help supervise cooks and other kitchen personnel. Successful chefs de cuisine must effectively source the necessary food supplies required for their menus, as well as conduct food cost analysis to ensure that restaurant pricing creates a cost-of-goods-sold percentage that matches the needs of the restaurant. The chef typically schedules prep work for the kitchen based on expected business volume as well.

Read More...

Common Career Paths for Chef de Cuisine


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Chef de Cuisines who become Hotel Executive Chefs position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $59K per year. As Chef de Cuisines progress in their field, many go on to become Executive Chefs. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $53K per year. Another common career choice for Chef de Cuisines is to move into an Executive Sous Chef role. Typically, Executive Sous Chefs get paid $46K.

Chef de Cuisine Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Chef de Cuisine


Chef de Cuisines note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Operations Management, Food Preparation, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Menu Planning and People Management. It is often found that people who know Food Preparation are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chef de Cuisine

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. Chef de Cuisines see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $53K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Chef de Cuisines, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Chef de Cuisines can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+31 percent), Orlando (+19 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and Las Vegas (+11 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Chef de Cuisine Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Chef de Cuisine Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Menu Planning
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%
ADVERTISEMENT