Mid-Career Executive Chef Salary

Mid-Career Executive Chefs take home approximately $52K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Executive Chefs bottoms out near $34K and approaches $78K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Executive Chefs who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. The majority of Mid-Career Executive Chefs claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,599 - $76,684
$38K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,618
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$11.42 - $24.89
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MEDIAN: $15.29
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,599 - $76,684  
   
Bonus
$964 - $10,340  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,920  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$34,352 - $77,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $24.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.71  
Overtime
$10.77 - $33.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$964 - $10,340  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,920  
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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$34,352 - $77,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,398

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Executive Chefs in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Executive Chefs will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+36 percent), New York (+20 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Compared to the national average, Grand Rapids Mid-Career Executive Chefs have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Denver and Portland (4 percent lower).

Key Stats for Executive Chef

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
5-9 years
57%
10-19 years
43%
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Skills That Affect Executive Chef Salaries

Operations Management
▲1%

Budget Management
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

People Management
▼1%

Training
▼1%

Organizational Development
▼1%

Menu Planning
▼2%

Inventory Control
▼2%

Inventory Management
▼3%


Product Development
▼4%

Order Inventory
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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