Average Executive Chef Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for an Executive Chef is $63,917

Base Salary
$45k - $93k
$988 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$485 - $25k
$2k - $15k
Total Pay
$40k - $97k
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How do Executive Chefs Rate Their Jobs?

4.1 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 569 responses, the job of Executive Chef has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.11 out of 5. On average, Executive Chefs are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Executive Chefs

What is the highest pay for Executive Chefs?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Executive Chef is $93k / year

What is the lowest pay for Executive Chefs?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Executive Chef is $45k / year

How can Executive Chefs increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Executive Chef is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Executive Chef that oversees more junior Executive Chefs, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.