Executive Chef Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$54,000
$35,000
Min 10%
$54,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
San Manuel Casino
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Idaho
Average Experience Level
5.6 years
How much does an executive chef make?
Executive Chefs in America make an average salary of $54,272 per year or $26.09 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $82,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $35,000. Hospitality companies and Finance companies have the most job opportunities for Executive Chefs. Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Indiana, and Wisconsin have the highest paying Executive Chef jobs. The typical employment for an Executive Chef is 5.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Sous Chef
$39,172
Line Chef
$30,105
Chef
$40,263
Head Chef
$37,748

Average Executive Chef Salary By Location

Across America, Executive Chefs make on average $54,272 annually or $26.09 hourly. The city with the highest Executive Chef salary is Seattle, WA at $70,607 per year. The average entry-level salary in Seattle, WA is $44,000. Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Indiana, and Wisconsin are the highest paying states. Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Mississippi are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Executive Chef Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Executive Chefs earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Executive Chef Salary By Company

Executive Chef jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Hospitality companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like San Manuel Casino or Ameristar Casino St. Charles will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Penn National Gaming and M Resort Spa Casino also pay high salaries to their Executive Chefs.

Executive Chef Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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