Average Culinary Director Salary

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The average salary for a Culinary Director is $59,539.
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$30k - $100k

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Popular Skills for Culinary Director

Skills in Operations Management, Purchasing and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Safety and Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Culinary Director

An early career Culinary Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,255 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Culinary Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,462 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Culinary Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,183 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,804.

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Employees with Culinary Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 68.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (42.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.1% more).

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