$42,475
Avg. Salary
$14.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,943

Bonus

$1,400

Profit Sharing

$1,977

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sous Chef is $14.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Sous Chef is $42,475 per year.

10%
$11.55
10%
$14.86
50%
$18.96
90%
90%
MEDIAN $14.86
10%
$31k
10%
$42k
50%
$56k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $42,475
$31,081 - $55,882
$31K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,475
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90%

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$11.55 - $18.96
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MEDIAN: $14.86
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$0$55K
Salary $31,081 - $55,882
Bonus $312 - $5,575
Profit Sharing $48.94 - $4,027
Commission $0.00 - $9,933
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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$27,657 - $53,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,807
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.55 - $18.96
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.14
Overtime $16.69 - $28.37
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $312 - $5,575
Commission $0.00 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $48.94 - $4,027
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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$27,657 - $53,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,765

Job Description for Sous Chef

The position of Sous Chef requires prime management skills and the ability to control the kitchen before, during, and after every service. The Sous Chef is in charge of a majority of the kitchen staff and must be able to manage the kitchen operations on a day-to-day basis. This person is in charge of disciplining staff and, in some cases, terminating them. The Sous Chef also deals with quality control issues and has a major say in creating new menu items and updating older ones.

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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.

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Popular Skills for Sous Chef

Pay by Experience Level for Sous Chef

Pay by Experience for a Sous Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Sous Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 788 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $39,000 based on 1,052 salaries. An experienced Sous Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 1,003 salaries. A 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 $39,000 based on 373 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,116

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Key Stats for Sous Chef

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 814 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Sous Chef Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Sous Chef Salaries

Budget Management
▲23%


Chef (Opscode)
▲2%


National Average
$39,000



▼1%


Menu Planning
▼2%

Leadership
▼3%


Scheduling
▼10%

chef
▼10%

sous chef
▼13%

cooking
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 814 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 40%