Mid-Career Sous Chef Salary

Mid-Career Sous Chefs can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. 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 more than half and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Mid-Career Sous Chefs are male. Most Mid-Career Sous Chefs report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,966 - $51,263
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,282
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$10.34 - $17.81
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,966 - $51,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,680  
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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$26,334 - $50,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
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
$10.34 - $17.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.92  
Overtime
$12.00 - $26.60  
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 - $4,680  
   
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).
)
$26,334 - $50,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Sous Chefs in search of higher pay head east. New York, Washington, and Boston all offer salaries above the national rate. The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Sous Chef Salaries


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National Average
$37,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

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