Mid-Career Sous Chef Salary

Mid-Career Sous Chefs can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Mid-Career Sous Chefs are male. For the most part, Mid-Career Sous Chefs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — close to two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,812 - $51,643
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,519
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90%

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$10.67 - $18.15
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,812 - $51,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,351  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$26,772 - $51,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $18.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.56  
Overtime
$13.98 - $26.88  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,351  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$26,772 - $51,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 492
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,309

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For Mid-Career Sous Chefs, above-average compensation can be found going east — in New York, Washington, and Boston, in particular. The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Workers in Austin and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Sous Chef Salaries

Operations Management
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$37,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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