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Mid-Career Sous Chef Salary

Mid-Career Sous Chefs can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. There are far more male Mid-Career Sous Chefs survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. The majority of Mid-Career Sous Chefs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,887 - $50,767
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,075
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50%
90%

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$10.36 - $17.69
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,887 - $50,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,480  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,000  
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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$26,016 - $50,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 990
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $17.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.68  
Overtime
$12.21 - $26.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,480  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,000  
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).
)
$26,016 - $50,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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Pay Difference by Location


Relative to Mid-Career Sous Chefs in the rest of the country, Mid-Career Sous Chefs to the east in New York, Boston, and Washington see salaries beyond the national average. Denver is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (6 percent lower) and Charleston (4 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Sous Chef Salaries


Order Inventory
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People Management
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Inventory Management
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Training
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Menu Planning
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$37,000

Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 39%
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