Entry-Level Executive Chef Salary

An average Entry-Level Executive Chef can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Male Entry-Level Executive Chefs are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Entry-Level Executive Chefs claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,691 - $70,074
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$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,465
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$9.25 - $20.42
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MEDIAN: $14.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,691 - $70,074  
   
Bonus
$604 - $9,978  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$1,750  
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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$27,196 - $69,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $20.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.28  
Overtime
$14.39 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$604 - $9,978  
   
Commission
$1,750  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$27,196 - $69,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Executive Chef Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Chef in Columbia:
Work hard to gain the respect from your employees; that will help you to grow to become a great chef.

Executive Chef in Exeter:
"Step Process."
As an Executive Chef you will fail and fail again. It is what you take from those apparent failures and do with them that matters. Remember to stay the course and keep at it, it will take many steps to accomplish anything.

Executive Chef in West Palm Beach:
"Organization and dedication."
To be organized, I.e. Have check lists of all purchasing items as well as daily prep lists for cooks and assistant cooks. Be prepare to work long hours in the beginning.

Executive Chef in Columbia:
"Rewarding career just not financially."
Learn and grow as quickly as u can with out sacrificing your morals.

Executive Chef in Columbia:
"Results may vary."
The part of being a chef I loved was the creativity. When you accept a new job, it may require you loosing the part of the job you love. Also, working hard and intelligently may not result in success.

Executive Chef in Wailuku:
"Demand of time."
Try to have your expected time management spelled out as clear as possible. How much at a desk, in the kitchen, on the floor, required responses in what amount of time.

Executive Chef in Providence:
"It takes a good amount of time."
Simply put, it takes a good amount of time to get where you want to be in your career. Between raising a family and paying bills, including student loans, it may take 2 decades to catch up before your even remotely comfortable. Stay abreast of current trends and try a variety of different positions related to where you want to be to gain experience. Lastly, work hard.

Key Stats for Executive Chef

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
38%
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Skills That Affect Executive Chef Salaries

Organizational Development
▲14%

Budget Management
▲2%

National Average
$45,000

Menu Planning
▼1%

Inventory Control
▼1%

Training
▼1%

People Management
▼3%

Operations Management
▼4%

Inventory Management
▼5%

Order Inventory
▼5%

Product Development
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 41%