Sous Chef in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Sous Chefs in Boston are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $46K per year on average but can range from $31K to $57K per year. Most Boston Sous Chefs report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Sous Chefs in Boston, Mass. are male. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,133 - $59,180
(Median)
$37K
$46K
$59K
MEDIAN: $46,076
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$9.07 - $24.83
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$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$37,133 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,470  
Total Pay (?
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$31,408 - $57,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $24.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$21.84  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,470  
   
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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$31,408 - $57,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Sous Chef

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. Sous Chefs in Boston, Mass. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $48K.

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Experience Affects Sous Chef Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Sous Chef Salaries

People Management
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Food Preparation
up arrow 6%

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 5%

Training
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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