Average Sous Chef Salary

$44,104
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,953
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,600
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Sous Chef is $44,104.
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$33k
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$44k
90%
$57k
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Salary
$33k - $57k
Bonus
$301 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$51 - $4k
Commission
$300 - $4k
Total Pay
$28k - $55k
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Job Description for Sous Chef

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.

Job Satisfaction for Sous Chef

3.8 out of 5
(853)
Highly Satisfied
109Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Sous Chef are from the companies Compass Group, Sodexo, Inc. and Marriott International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Marriott International, Inc. where the average pay is $53,646. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Caesars Entertainment and Compass Group, earning around $48,245 and $46,665, respectively. Sodexo, Inc. pays the lowest at around $38,925. Ruth's Chris Steak House and P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,798 and $44,219, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sous Chef

Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, Order Inventory, Menu Planning, People Management and Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Sous Chef

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 $40,706 based on 35 salaries. An early career Sous Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,621 based on 922 salaries. A mid-career Sous Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,908 based on 1,203 salaries. An experienced Sous Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,667 based on 1,499 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $45,998.
Employees with Sous Chef in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.8% more) and Houston, Texas (4.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,366 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Early Career
21.1%
Mid Career
27.6%
Experienced
34.3%
Late Career
16.2%