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How Much Does a Sous Chef Earn In The United States?

Sous Chef Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$47,000
$33,000
$47,000
$66,000
Sous chefs in the United States make an average salary of $47,275 per year or $22.73 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $66,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Delaware, Rhode Island, Washington, and New Jersey provide the highest sous chef salaries.
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Where Sous Chefs Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Sous Chefs Earn In Different Cities?

While a sous chef can average a salary of $47,275 per year, or $22.73 per hour, there are many opportunities for sous chefs to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $57,429 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, Philadelphia, PA and McLean, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $35,000. The highest paying states for sous chefs include Hawaii, Delaware and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Ohio, and Arizona offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Washington, DC

Salary Range44k - 73k$57k$57,429

Seattle, WA

Salary Range45k - 68k$56k$55,689

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range39k - 65k$51k$50,699

McLean, VA

Salary Range39k - 64k$50k$50,050

New York, NY

Salary Range38k - 63k$50k$49,544

Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range38k - 62k$49k$48,992

Needham, MA

Salary Range37k - 56k$46k$45,909

Atlanta, GA

Salary Range34k - 55k$44k$43,638

Chicago, IL

Salary Range34k - 54k$44k$43,523

Boulder, CO

Salary Range35k - 53k$43k$43,441
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Which Companies Pay Sous Chefs The Most?

To earn a high income as a sous chef, working for Coborn's or Marcus Corporation might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Grand Hotel and Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group report highly competitive salaries for sous chefs.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Coborn's
Salary Range70k - 93k$81k$81,175
Marcus Corporation
Salary Range54k - 60k$57k$56,977
Grand Hotel
Salary Range52k - 61k$57k$56,760
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
Salary Range51k - 61k$56k$56,029
Alaska Travel Adventures
Salary Range51k - 58k$55k$55,279
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Salary Range50k - 59k$55k$54,705
Stellar
Salary Range51k - 57k$54k$54,215
BlackBerry
Salary Range47k - 60k$54k$53,576
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Salary Range49k - 57k$54k$53,530
Taneko Japanese Tavern, Inc
Salary Range49k - 57k$53k$53,015
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Sous Chef Salary History

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    $58,000
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    Charlotte, NC
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    $31,305
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    $41,740
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    Napa, CA
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    01/29/2021
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    $39,653
    $39,653
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    Bethlehem, PA
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    01/29/2021
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    $32,349
    $32,349
    01/29/2021
    Sous Chef
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    Great Falls, MT
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    01/28/2021
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    $50,000
    $50,000
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    Gresham, OR
    Gresham, OR
    01/28/2021
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    $45,476
    $45,476
    01/28/2021
    Sous Chef
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    Great Falls, MT
    Great Falls, MT
    01/27/2021
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    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/27/2021
    Sous Chef, Mountain Dining
    Sous Chef, Mountain Dining
    Keystone, CO
    Keystone, CO
    01/27/2021
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    $43,000
    $43,000
    01/27/2021