Sous Chef Salary in the US

$45,790
per year
per month
$3,820
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,200/year
Bonus
$180/month

Sous Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for a Sous Chef is $45,790 per year ($3,820 per month), which is $7,700 (-14%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Sous Chef can expect an average starting salary of $35,780. The highest salaries can exceed $67,450.
$35,780
Low
$45,790
Average salary
$67,450
High
$2,980
Low
$3,820
Average salary
$5,620
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$36,900
$73,750
Salary$35,780 - 67,450
Bonus$0 - 6,300
Total Pay$35,780 - 73,750
$0
$3,080
$6,150
Salary$2,980 - 5,620
Bonus$0 - 530
Total Pay$2,980 - 6,150

Sous Chef Salary Range

Low
$35,780
Average salary
$45,790
Senior
$53,750
High
$67,450
Low
$2,980
Average salary
$3,820
Senior
$4,480
High
$5,620
Among Sous Chefs in the US, Junior Sous Chefs tend to have the lowest salaries, while Executive Sous Chefs and Senior Sous Chefs enjoy the highest salaries.

Sous Chef - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Executive Sous Chef$53K/year
+16% 
Senior Sous Chef$53K/year
+15% 
Pastry Sous Chef$50K/year
+8% 
Junior Sous Chef$41K/year
 -11%

Sous Chef - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A Junior Sous Chef with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $38,470 per year. A mid career Sous Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $44,430, while a Senior Sous Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $49,850. Sous Chefs with more than 20 years of experience earn $50,650 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Sous Chef

Late Career▲ +11%
Senior▲ +9%
Average Salary$45,790/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Junior▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
28%
Male
72%

Sous Chef - Jobs by Location

Sous Chef - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Sous Chef jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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