Senior Sous Chef Salary

Senior Sous Chefs in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $54K annually. Though the majority of Senior Sous Chefs do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,611 - $68,777
$43K
$54K
$69K
MEDIAN: $53,873
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$39,255 - $68,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Senior Sous Chef

In restaurant kitchens, it is typically an executive chef who conceptualizes a menu, designs dishes, chooses ingredients, and takes overall responsibility for the process. Sous chefs are often employed to assist these executive chefs in their operations, and a senior sous chef often has the highest responsibility of all chefs. This person basically serves as the executive chef's right-hand and takes hands-on responsibility for implementing the chef's vision by supervising line cooks and performing quality control. Senior sous chefs also help head chefs with inventory management and creating and modifying dishes.

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Senior Sous Chef Tasks

  • Supervise and evaluate kitchen staff, managing daily operations and kitchen line.
  • Complete prep work, following and/or developing recipes and daily specials.
  • Purchase and receive shipments of food and ingredients, maintaining invoices and budget.
  • Ensure kitchen compliance with food handling and sanitation regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Sous Chef

Pay by Experience for a Senior Sous Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Sous Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $44,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Senior Sous Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 15 salaries. A Senior 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 $46,000 based on 18 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Sous Chef

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Sous Chef Salaries

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$53,000

Late-Career
▼13%

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 38%