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Average Sous Chef Salary in Australia

AU$59,376
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AU$1,526
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The average salary for a Sous Chef in Australia is AU$59,376.
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A$51k
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A$59k
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A$70k
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What Do Sous Chefs Do?

Sous Chef Tasks
  • Assist management of food preparation, planning, and production.
  • Substitute for the executive chef or line cooks when off-duty or during staff shortages.
  • Supervise kitchen staff.

Popular Employer Salaries for Sous Chef

AU$60k
AU$59k

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What Are Popular Skills for Sous Chefs?

Skills in Food Preparation, People Management and Menu Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and Order Inventory.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sous Chefs?

An entry-level Sous Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$55,334 based on 9 salaries. An early career Sous Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$56,422 based on 220 salaries. A mid-career Sous Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$59,333 based on 409 salaries. An experienced Sous Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,542 based on 478 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$60,078.
Employees with Sous Chef in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (3.5% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (5.1% less), Brisbane, Queensland (4.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,257 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
17.5%
Mid Career
32.5%
Experienced
38.0%
Late Career
11.2%

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