Executive Chef with People Management Skills Salary

Executive Chefs with People Management skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $38K to $83K per year, median earnings come to $56K annually. Incomes of Executive Chefs with People Management skills vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $12K cause paychecks to spread between $38K on the low end and $83K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. The vast majority of Executive Chefs with People Management skills (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Chefs with People Management skills. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,351 - $80,333
$39K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,064
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$12.83 - $23.32
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MEDIAN: $16.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,351 - $80,333  
   
Bonus
$520 - $12,040  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,224  
Commission
$600  
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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$38,057 - $82,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,024
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $23.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.62  
Overtime
$13.81 - $30.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$520 - $12,040  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,224  
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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$38,057 - $82,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Executive Chefs with People Management skills include Compass Group, Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Holiday Retirement Corporation, and Hilton Worldwide. The biggest paychecks can be found at Darden Restaurant Group — the median salary there is $84K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Aramark Corporation, Clubcorp, Inc, and Hilton Corporation, top-paying firms where Executive Chefs with People Management skills rake in a respectable $70K, $70K, or $66K, respectively.

Workers at Morrison Healthcare, Holiday Retirement Corporation, and Aramark also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $47K, $51K, and $52K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Chef

Pay by Experience for an Executive Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 291 salaries. An experienced Executive Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 625 salaries. An Executive Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 378 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,725

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For Executive Chefs with People Management skills, working in the bustling city of Cleveland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Executive Chefs with People Management skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), Chicago (+38 percent), Boston (+36 percent), and Washington (+31 percent). Baltimore ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Orlando (10 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Executive Chef

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Executive Chef Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%