The average pay for an Executive Chef is $53,384 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Budget Management and Operations Management.
Executive Chef Total Pay (?
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$35,774 - $80,674
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MEDIAN: $53,384
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Executive Chef Total Pay (?
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$9.88 - $22.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,774 - $80,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,922  
Profit Sharing
$123.65 - $14,693  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$34,453 - $84,828  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $22.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.66  
Overtime
$8.30 - $32.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,922  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$123.65 - $14,693  
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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$34,453 - $84,828  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,597
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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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Experience Affects Executive Chef Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Executive Chef Salaries

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National Average
$54,000
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
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: 39% employee benefits None: 30%
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