Salary Report


GRAPHS: AVERAGE SALARY BY GENDER
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GRAPHS: MEN IN THE INDUSTRY: RACE PROFILE
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GRAPHS: MEN IN THE INDUSTRY: JOB PROFILE
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GRAPHS: AVERAGE SALARY FOR EXECUTIVE CHEFS
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AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
Yrs Exp Chef de Cuisine Chef-owner Executive Chef Pastry Chef Sous Chef
1 $25,000 $25,000 $82,000 $28,333 $25,000
2 - 4 $27,667 $27,857 $29,250 $33,500 $34,600
5 - 8 $47,000 $46,083 $53,656 $37,466 $37,115
9 - 12 $53,516 $53,056 $63,911 $47,452 $44,510
13 - 15 $60,405 $57,667 $63,790 $54,962 $40,000
16 - 20 $50,741 $76,088 $71,307 $53,167 $40,056
21 - 25 $55,875 $75,654 $83,842 $68,000 $52,000
26 - 30 $125,000 $96,810 $89,744 $64,750 $55,333
31 - 40 $70,500 $75,955 $81,640 $125,000 $125,000
More than 40 $42,000 $266,900 $89,200 - -

 

SALARY BASED ON CERTIFICATIONS
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SALARY AVERAGES BY STATE AND POSITION
Average Annual Salary California Florida New Jersey New York Texas
Chef de Cuisine $52,230 $65,100 $44,250 $57,725 $48,000
Chef-owner $97,833 $102,350 $67,143 $101,100 $99,333
Executive Chef $76,389 $78,724 $86,714 $78,000 $82,706
Pastry Chef $58,000 $48,929 $32,500 $52,816 $42,050
Sous Chef $45,250 $43,071 $50,333 $52,667 $44,200

 

AVERAGE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE BY JOB TITLE
  Owner/CEO/President/
Chef-owner
Executive Chef/Chef Chef de Cuisine Sous Chef Line Cook Executive Pastry Chef/
Pastry Chef
Pastry Cook
Average Years of Experience 20 20 16 11 8 12 7

 

GRAPHS: WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY: JOB PROFILE
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GRAPHS: WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY: RACE PROFILE
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GRAPHS: AVERAGE SALARY FOR EXECUTIVE CHEFS BY RACE
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GRAPHS: NATIONAL SALARIES BY POSITION
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NATIONAL SALARIES BY POSITION
Job Title 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 % Change from 2009 % Change from 2008
Chef/Owner/CEO - - - - $85,179 $85,685 $79,222 -7.5% -7.5%
Executive Chef $74,696 $75,596 $73,260 $77,611 $74,869 $79,402 $74,891 -5.7% 0.0%
Chef de Cuisine - - - - $56,367 $57,417 $55,120 -4.0% -2.2%
Sous Chef $39,275 $39,305 $40,375 $42,104 $44,205 $42,266 $41,135 -2.7% -6.9%
Line Cook $11.20 (hourly) $12.64 (hourly) $12.40 (hourly) $13.07 (hourly) $30,460 $29,662 $28,485 -4.0% -6.5%
Pastry Chef* $47,865 $50,581 $48,818 $53,017 $46,228 $48,861 $47,024 -3.8% -6.5%

 

SALARIES BY RESTAURANT TYPE
Job Title  Restaurant (stand alone) Hotel Restaurant/
Catering/ Banquet
Private or Country Club
Executive Chef $65,983 $81,039 $86,883
Chef de Cuisine $51,114 $55,405 $69,646
Sous Chef $39,478 $42,906 $40,846
Pastry Chef* $43,123 $46,547 $61,611

 

RACE BREAKDOWN BY POSITION
  Chef/Owner/CEO Executive Chef/Chef Chef de Cuisine Sous Chef Line Cook Private Chef Executive Pastry Chef/Pastry Chef/ Pastry Cook Chef Instructor
African American 3% 4% 4% 3% 6% 0% 5% 8%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 3% 4% 7% 11% 11% 5% 12% 0%
Caucasian 75% 82% 67% 71% 60% 74% 65% 84%
Hispanic or Latino 7% 4% 13% 8% 9% 11% 7% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander   0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Other 7% 4% 3% 6% 9% 0% 6% 0%
I prefer not to answer 4% 1% 5% 0% 3% 10% 4% 0%

 

AVERAGE NUMBERS OF HOURS WORKED PER DAY
Position Executive Chef/Chef/CEO Chef de Cuisine Sous Chef Line Cook Private Chef  Pastry Chef General Manager/ F&B Manager Chef Instructor
Average Number of Hours Per Day 11 11 11 9 9 10 11 8

 

AVERAGE NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED PER WEEK
Position Executive Chef/Chef/CEO Chef de Cuisine Sous Chef Line Cook Private Chef  Pastry Chef General Manager/ F&B Manager Chef Instructor
Average Number of Hours Per Week 61 60 58 47 50 55 59 44