The average pay for a Sous Chef is $38,493 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Sous Chef Total Pay (?
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$28,696 - $50,315
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MEDIAN: $38,492
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Sous Chef Total Pay (?
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$9.94 - $17.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,696 - $50,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,764  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,948  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$24,307 - $49,383  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,848
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $17.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.13  
Overtime
$11.22 - $25.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,764  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$24,307 - $49,383  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,848
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Job Description for Sous Chef
The position of Sous Chef requires prime management skills and the ability to control the kitchen before, during, and after every service. The Sous Chef is in charge of a majority of the kitchen staff and must be able to manage the kitchen operations on a day-to-day basis. This person is in charge of disciplining staff and, in some cases, terminating them. The Sous Chef also deals with quality control issues and has a major say in creating new menu items and updating older ones.
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Sous Chef Tasks
  • Supervise kitchen staff.
  • Substitute for the executive chef or line cooks when off-duty or during staff shortages.
  • Assist management of food preparation, planning, and production.
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$35,000

Skills That Affect Sous Chef Salaries

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Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 40%
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