Mid-Career Executive Chef Salary

Mid-Career Executive Chefs take home an average $52K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Executive Chefs can bottom out near $35K or peak near $78K depending on individual performance. The vast majority (85 percent) of Mid-Career Executive Chefs who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Executive Chefs. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,758 - $76,853
$38K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,656
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$11.48 - $24.89
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MEDIAN: $15.33
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,758 - $76,853  
   
Bonus
$966 - $10,330  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $11,836  
Commission
$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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$34,583 - $78,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 785
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $24.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.39  
Overtime
$10.85 - $35.75  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$966 - $10,330  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $11,836  
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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$34,583 - $78,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,455

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Executive Chefs, 40 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Executive Chefs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+36 percent), New York (+19 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Mid-Career Executive Chefs' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Mid-Career Executive Chefs in Grand Rapids bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Denver and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 4 percent less than the median.

Key Stats for Executive Chef

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 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

Training
▼1%

Menu Planning
▼2%

People Management
▼2%

Organizational Development
▼2%

Inventory Management
▼3%

Inventory Control
▼3%


Product Development
▼4%

Order Inventory
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 37%
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