2012 StarChefs.com Salary Survey Report

by Dan Catinella
August 2013

AVERAGE NATIONAL SALARIES BY JOB TITLE
Job Title
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2010-2011 % Change
2011-2012 % Change
Chef/Owner/CEO
-
$85,179
$85,685
$79,222
$82,951
$66,115
3.95%
(-20.3%)
Executive Chef
$77,611
$74,869
$79,402
$74,891
$83,086
$84,154
9.86%
1.29%
Chef de Cuisine
-
$56,367
$57,417
$55,120
$56,627
$54,827
2.66%
(-3.18%)
Sous Chef
$42,104
$44,205
$42,266
$41,135
$43,130
$42,059
4.63%
(-2.48%)
Line Cook
$13.07/hr
$30,460
$29,662
$28,662
$28,895
$28,367
0.8%
(-1.83)
Pastry Chef
$53,017
$46,228
$48,861
$47,024
$57,764
$56,383
18.6%
(-2.39)
Pastry Cook
-
-
-
-
$27,870
$27,353
n/a
(-1.86%)
Chef Instructor
-
-
-
-
$56,906
$51,952
n/a
(-8.71%)
Food & Beverage Manager/General Manager
-
-
-
-
$75,709
$72,000
n/a
(-4.9%)
Private Chef
-
-
-
-
-
$71,667
n/a
n/a

NATIONAL SALARIES BY VENUE
Venue Title Average Salary (2010) Average Salary (2011) Average Salary (2012) 2011-2012 % change
Catering Executive Chef
n/a
$73,969
$76,786
3.81%
Catering Chef de Cuisine
n/a
$50,819
n/a
n/a
Hotel Executive Chef
$81,039
$71,098
$78,750
10.76%
Hotel Chef de Cuisine
$55,405
$84,875
$46,250
n/a
Hotel Pastry Chef
$46,547
$52,273
$56,786
8.63%
Hotel Sous Chef
$42,906
$53,376
$40,395
(-24.32%)
Private/Country Club Executive Chef
$86,883
$74,714
$97,805
30.91%
Restaurant Executive Chef
$81,039
$75,156
$76,054
1.19%
Restaurant Chef de Cuisine
$51,114
$82,814
$53,362
n/a
Restaurant Sous Chef
$39,478
$40,618
$40,147
(-1.16%)