How much does an Executive Chef make in the United States?

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The average salary for a executive chef is $66,423 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Commuter assistance
  • Wellness program
  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for executive chefs

Most recommended skill

AlgebraTrending qualification.

earn +49.66% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 50.70% since 2018. Executive Chefs with this skill earn +49.66% more than the average base salary, which is $66,423 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top skillsAlgebra+49.66%salary
Top skill
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Succession Planning
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Administrative Experience
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Hotel Experience
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Restaurant Experience
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Top certificationsFood Handler Certification+9.84%salary
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Food Handler Certification
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Most common benefits for Executive Chefs

  • Commuter assistance
  • Wellness program
  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid time off
  • Stock options
  • Health insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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62% of Executive chefs in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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