Chef de Cuisine Salary

Chef de Cuisines in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $72K per year, median earnings come to $51K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Chef de Cuisines (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,805 - $71,439
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,249
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50%
90%

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$9.81 - $18.91
(Median)
$9
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,805 - $71,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,871  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
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$33,265 - $72,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$13.57 - $27.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,871  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
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$33,265 - $72,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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.

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Common Career Paths for Chef de Cuisine


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At the upper end, Chef de Cuisines who move into a Hotel Executive Chef role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $60K per year. The most common promotion for Chef de Cuisines is Executive Chef, a position that typically pays $53K annually. Another standard transition for Chef de Cuisines seeking advancement is to assume an Executive Sous Chef role, where pay is often $47K.

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Popular Skills for Chef de Cuisine


Chef de Cuisines report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Operations Management, Menu Planning, and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Food Preparation also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chef de Cuisine

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. For Chef de Cuisines, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Chef de Cuisines who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,257

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chef de Cuisines earn a generous sum in eastern parts of the United States: New York, Boston, and Washington each offer salaries above the national average. Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Chef de Cuisine Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Chef de Cuisine Salaries

Inventory Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
$50,000

Food Preparation
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Menu Planning
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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