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Executive Chef Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Executive Chef is $54,383 per year. A skill in Organizational Development is associated with high pay for this job.
Executive Chef Salary (?
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$36,506 - $81,536
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,382
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Executive Chef Salary (?
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$9.96 - $23.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,506 - $81,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,841  
Profit Sharing
$202.38 - $11,947  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$34,993 - $85,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $23.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.53  
Overtime
$1.67 - $32.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,841  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$202.38 - $11,947  
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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$34,993 - $85,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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.

Common Career Paths for Executive Chef

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Chef

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Pay Difference By Location

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$55,000
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Experience Affects Executive Chef Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Executive Chef Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Food Preparation
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National Average
$55,000
Menu Planning
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 790 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

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