How much does a Executive Chef make? The median annual Executive Chef salary is $63,506, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $54,104-$76,881, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Executive Chef in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Executive Chef in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Executive Chef in the United States is $63,506, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Executive Chef in the United States are expected to make less than $63,506.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Executive Chef that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Executive Chef are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Directs and oversees the operations of the kitchen(s), including menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies, cost control and sanitation. Creates and updates menus to maximize profits and minimize loss. Tests and develops recipes. Monitors customer satisfaction. Responsible for supervising and training staff. Requires an understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. View full job description