Entry-Level Sous Chef Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Sous Chef is $37,925 per year.

$28,610 - $47,473
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$47K
MEDIAN: $37,925
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$9.76 - $17.16
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,610 - $47,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,127  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$23,212 - $46,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $17.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.06  
Overtime
$11.36 - $24.78  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$23,212 - $46,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 480
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,234

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Sous Chef Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sous Chef in Berkley:
"I wish I knew how long the hours would typically be."
If you don't absolutely love it, you will be happier doing something else. You often work the hardest when the rest of the world is at play or celebrating. 14-15 hour days are a regular thing.i often work under tremendous scrutiny.in my position really good communication skills, diplomacy, and an ability to think and react quickly under a lot of pressure have been key to my success.it can be very satisfying and rewarding.bonds you make will last a lifetime and you never stop learning.

Sous Chef in Memphis:
Be prepared to work a lot, and "crap" does roll down hill. You will pick up the class for those above you, and be depended upon by those below you.

Sous Chef in Portland:
"Annual raises."
Work as many hours as you can and never quit, no matter hard hard it gets. It's about the journey not the destination.

Sous Chef in Buffalo:
"Late hours around drugs and alcohol."
You must be willing to put in the long hours ...and learn from the chef.

Sous Chef in Middletown:
"Wish I had my own tools."
Have an open mind, be willing to learn and work long hours and don't be afraid to take charge.

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Skills That Affect Sous Chef Salaries

Inventory Control
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Order Inventory
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Operations Management
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Menu Planning
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People Management
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Inventory Management
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Training
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National Average
$34,000

Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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