Executive Sous Chef Salary

The majority of Executive Sous Chefs in the United States — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $37K to $73K per year, and the median is $52K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just over a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Executive Sous Chefs are male. For the most part, Executive Sous Chefs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,701 - $72,526
$40K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,534
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50%
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$11.60 - $18.86
$12
$16
$19
MEDIAN: $15.52
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$0$73K
Salary $39,701 - $72,526
Bonus $509 - $10,000
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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$37,427 - $73,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 363
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.60 - $18.86
Hourly Tips $2.33
Overtime $15.66 - $27.53
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $509 - $10,000
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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$37,427 - $73,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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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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Executive Sous Chefs do not often transition into Food and Beverage Director roles. The role averages $62K per year. Typical career progression for an Executive Sous Chef involves becoming an Executive Chef or a Hotel Executive Chef, roles that pay $3K more and $9K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Executive Sous Chef


Executive Sous Chefs note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Scheduling, Menu Planning, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Those educated in Food Preparation tend to be well versed 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: $51,033

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

For those looking to make money, Executive Sous Chefs in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Executive Sous Chefs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Miami (+22 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and San Antonio (+21 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Philadelphia and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Q: What is it like working as an Executive Sous Chef?

Executive Sous Chef in Bentonville:
Pros: It is what I am good at, it is what I was meant to do.
Cons: My age makes my pay lower even thought I do a better job.

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Key Stats for Executive Sous Chef

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Executive Sous Chef Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Executive Sous Chef Salaries

Order Inventory
▲7%

Scheduling
▲6%




National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 23%
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