Executive Sous Chef Salary

Executive Sous Chefs in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $52K per year on average but can range from $37K to $75K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just over a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Executive Sous Chefs who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Most Executive Sous Chefs like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,462 - $73,872
$39K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,801
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50%
90%

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$11.00 - $19.32
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,462 - $73,872  
   
Bonus
$505 - $9,766  
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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$37,430 - $75,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $19.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.43 - $28.25  
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
$505 - $9,766  
   
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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$37,430 - $75,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Executive Sous Chef

An executive sous chef's duties include supervising and coordinating every aspect of food production and ensuring a high level of quality and service for the front and back of the house. They typically work in high-end dining establishments, and the work can be both physically and mentally demanding.

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Executive Sous Chef Tasks

  • Prepare food for special events and ongoing operations.
  • Supervise and train staff to ensure quality, timely, and within budget delivery.
  • Analyze inventory, staffing, and budget data to forecast and identify trends.
  • Oversee quality control for ingredients, finished products, and facilities.

Common Career Paths for Executive Sous Chef


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There are some Executive Sous Chefs — though it's uncommon — that transition into Food and Beverage Directors, where earnings are an average $62K annually. Executive Sous Chefs typically move into roles as Executive Chefs or Hotel Executive Chefs, and those positions pay $2K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Executive Sous Chef


Executive Sous Chefs report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Scheduling, Menu Planning, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Food Preparation are similarly competent in Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Sous Chef

Pay by Experience for an Executive Sous Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Sous Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Sous Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Executive Sous Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 220 salaries. An Executive Sous Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,436

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Executive Sous Chefs will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Executive Sous Chefs will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Miami (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and San Antonio (+20 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and St. Louis (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Executive Sous Chef

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Executive Sous Chef Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$51,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Executive Sous Chef Salaries

Order Inventory
▲6%

Scheduling
▲5%




National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%