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    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%)