Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Executive Chef is $62,780
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Executive Chefs?
An entry-level Executive Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,079 based on 28 salaries. An early career Executive Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,447 based on 245 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Executive Chefs Do?
The job of executive chefs is to share their knowledge and experience with employees under them, delegate tasks, and ensure the quality of all food produced in their kitchens. An executive chef needs expert culinary knowledge and insight into how to run a kitchen. They must also be knowledgeable of needed kitchen equipment and able to track inventory. Those working under the executive chef must be able to follow the executive chef’s orders; that means an executive chef must train his or her …Read more