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Executive Chef Salary

How much does a Executive Chef make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Executive Chef

$87,639 (USD)/yr

$42 (USD)/hr

$3,365 (USD)/yr

$86,503 (USD)/yr

$42 (USD)/hr

$3,365 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Coordinates activities of and directs indoctrination and training of Chefs, Cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods in upscale restaurants to ensure efficient and profitable food services. Plans or collaborates with others in planning menus and utilization of food surpluses and leftovers, taking into account probable number of guests, marketing conditions, popularity of various dishes, and recency of menu. Estimates food consumption, and purchases or requisitions foodstuffs and kitchen supplies. Reviews menus, analyzes recipes, determines food, labor, and overhead costs, and assigns prices to menu items. Directs food apportionment policy to control costs. Supervises cooking and other kitchen personnel and coordinates their assignments to ensure economical and timely food production. Distinguished from Executive Chef in that the Executive Chef (Fine Dining) has responsibilities for restaurants catering to the upscale market.
The average executive chef salary in United States is $87,639 or an equivalent hourly rate of $42. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $3,365. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$61,964 (USD)

$108,593 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$101,598 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Executive Chef will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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