Executive Chef Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Executive Chef is $53,960 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Budgeting and Organizational Development.
Executive Chef Total Pay (?
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$35,917 - $81,002
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Executive Chef Total Pay (?
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$9.97 - $23.15
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,917 - $81,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,860  
Profit Sharing
$196.90 - $10,438  
Commission
$0.93 - $30,639  
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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$34,551 - $84,933  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $23.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.56  
Overtime
$7.75 - $32.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,860  
   
Commission
$0.93 - $30,639  
Profit Sharing
$196.90 - $10,438  
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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$34,551 - $84,933  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,226
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Job Description for Executive Chef

The job of executive chefs is to share their knowledge and experience with employees under them, delegate tasks, and ensure the quality of all food produced in their kitchens. An executive chef needs expert culinary knowledge and insight into how to run a kitchen. They must also be knowledgeable of needed kitchen equipment and able to track inventory. Those working under the executive chef must be able to follow the executive chef’s orders; that means an executive chef must train his or her team in accordance with what the kitchen needs.
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Executive Chef Tasks
  • Manage all food and beverage operations, quality and related costs.
  • Oversee back of house labor percentages and budgets, cost of goods sold and other expenses.
  • Develop menus, special dishes and supervise food preparation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Chef

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$54,000
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Experience Affects Executive Chef Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Executive Chef Salaries

Budgeting
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Inventory Management
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Order Inventory
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Food Preparation
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cooking
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National Average
$54,000
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%
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