Entry-Level Sous Chef Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Sous Chef is $39,301 per year.

$29,196 - $50,119
$29K
$40K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,729
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$10.27 - $17.61
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$14
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MEDIAN: $13.92
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$0$50K
Salary $29,196 - $50,119
Bonus $482.88 - $5,085
Profit Sharing $1,050
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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$24,404 - $47,630
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 417
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.27 - $17.61
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.98
Overtime $15.37 - $25.49
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $482.88 - $5,085
Profit Sharing $1,050
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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$24,404 - $47,630
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 359

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,131

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sous Chef Advice

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

Sous Chef in Sandy:
Be willing to listen and learn. Allow yourself to make a mistake.

Sous Chef in Lake Charles:
Learn all you can from a good executive chef. And be ready to work 45+ hours a week.

Sous Chef in Arroyo Grande:
"Always follow the recipe."
Do what the executive chef says but learn everything from anything. Learning bit from bit will get you farther and better than taking shortcuts while cooking.

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 Corona:
"No because I actually would have been deterred."
Of course when your working in a real 5 star kitchen and the position of Sous Chef comes up it is not only the most exciting but also the most scary feeling ever. So my main advice it, look past your fear and deal with the stress and pain in the begining because within a couple of months you will be thanking head chef for everything this opportunity has taught you, and not only recipes but how to run a kitchen smoothly. My Chef always said (knowing I would like to go in the business route) if you can learn to run a 5 star kitchen smooth as ice, you will gain your ability to run anything just as smooth.

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.

Key Stats for Sous Chef

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Sous Chef Salaries





National Average
$35,000


Training
▼1%

Menu Planning
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 48%
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