Executive Sous Chef Salary

Executive Sous Chefs in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $52K annually, but may range from $37K to $73K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Men account for the majority of Executive Sous Chefs who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,820 - $73,842
$40K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,907
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$11.61 - $19.90
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.09
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$0$74K
Salary $39,820 - $73,842
Bonus $519 - $9,910
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,672 - $74,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 371
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.61 - $19.90
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $7.55 - $27.45
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $519 - $9,910
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,672 - $74,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Executive Sous Chef

An executive sous chef's duties include supervising and coordinating every aspect of food production and ensuring a high level of quality and service for the front and back of the house. They typically work in high-end dining establishments, and the work can be both physically and mentally demanding.

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Executive Sous Chef Tasks

  • Prepare food for special events and ongoing operations.
  • Supervise and train staff to ensure quality, timely, and within budget delivery.
  • Analyze inventory, staffing, and budget data to forecast and identify trends.
  • Oversee quality control for ingredients, finished products, and facilities.

Common Career Paths for Executive Sous Chef


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It's not very common for Executive Sous Chefs to move on to become Food and Beverage Directors. Average pay for a Food and Beverage Director is $62K annually. Executive Sous Chefs typically move into roles as Executive Chefs or Hotel Executive Chefs, and those positions pay $3K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Executive Sous Chef


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Executive Sous Chefs who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Scheduling, Menu Planning, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Most people skilled in Food Preparation are similarly competent in Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Sous Chef

Pay by Experience for an Executive Sous Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Sous Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Sous Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Executive Sous Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 220 salaries. An Executive Sous Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,391

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Executive Sous Chefs in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Executive Sous Chefs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Miami (+22 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and San Antonio (+21 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (8 percent less) and St. Louis (4 percent less).

Executive Sous Chef Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Sous Chef?

Executive Sous Chef in Bentonville:
Pros: It is what I am good at, it is what I was meant to do.
Cons: My age makes my pay lower even thought I do a better job.

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Key Stats for Executive Sous Chef

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Executive Sous Chef Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$51,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Executive Sous Chef Salaries

Order Inventory
▲6%

Scheduling
▲5%




National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%
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