Executive Sous Chef Salary

Executive Sous Chefs in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than two-thirds of Executive Sous Chefs. Salaries average out to around $51K annually and spread from $36K to $74K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,609 - $72,863
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,570
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$11.71 - $23.25
(Median)
$12
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,609 - $72,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,991  
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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$35,880 - $74,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$15.74 - $32.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,991  
   
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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$35,880 - $74,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Executive Sous Chef


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Executive Sous Chefs who become Hotel Executive Chefs position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $59K per year. With an annual salary of $53K, Executive Chef is the most common role for Executive Sous Chefs to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Personal Chef role — which usually pays $43K — is also typical for Executive Sous Chefs, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Executive Sous Chef


Executive Sous Chefs who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Menu Planning, Operations Management, and Food Preparation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Food Preparation are also skilled in Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Sous Chef

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Executive Sous Chefs do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. Executive Sous Chefs who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Executive Sous Chefs that is 30 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Executive Sous Chefs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+26 percent), Boston (+19 percent), San Antonio (+17 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas. On the whole, employers pay 3 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Atlanta and Orlando.

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Experience Affects Executive Sous Chef Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Executive Sous Chef Salaries

Operations Management
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Food Preparation
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National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 21%
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