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Average Sous Chef Salary in United Kingdom

£23,920
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,937
Bonus
£1,011
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Sous Chef in United Kingdom is £23,920.
10%
£19k
MEDIAN
£24k
90%
£30k
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£19k - £30k
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£206 - £5k
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£81 - £2k
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£17k - £29k
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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

The top respondents for the job title Sous Chef are from the companies Holiday Inn.Reported salaries are highest at Holiday Inn where the average pay is £23,000. Holiday Inn pays the lowest at around £23,000.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Sous Chefs?

Skills in Menu Planning and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Chef (Opscode) and Food Preparation.

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 £22,250 based on 10 salaries. An early career Sous Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,712 based on 247 salaries. A mid-career Sous Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £23,891 based on 247 salaries. An experienced Sous Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,320 based on 233 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £24,648.
Employees with Sous Chef in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (4.5% more) and Manchester, England: Manchester (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Exeter, England: Devon (9.1% less), Leeds, England: Leeds (4.9% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 836 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.2%
Early Career
29.5%
Mid Career
29.5%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
11.8%

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