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Sous chef salary in New York, NY 10009

How much does a Sous Chef make in New York State?

Average base salary

arrow up17%
above national average
Average $66,306
Low $51,112
High $86,017
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a sous chef is $66,306 per year in New York State. 1.3k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Top companies for Sous Chefs in New York, NY 10009

  1. Citarella
    129 reviews6 salaries reported
    $89,450per year
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Highest paying cities for Sous Chefs near New York, NY 10009

  1. New York, NY
    $71,176 per year
    722 salaries reported
  2. Bronx, NY
    $71,146 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Manhattan, NY
    $68,417 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Yonkers, NY
    $64,840 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $64,493 per year
    83 salaries reported
  3. Albany, NY
    $58,154 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Kingston, NY
    $57,596 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Rochester, NY
    $56,825 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Buffalo, NY
    $52,358 per year
    16 salaries reported
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Where can a Sous Chef earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Sous Chefs

Most recommended skill

Restaurant Experience(earn +6.90% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 4.76% since 2018. Sous Chefs with this skill earn +6.90% more than the average base salary, which is $66,306 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201015increase by 15
20116decrease by 60.00%
20125818increase by 96866.67%
201321345increase by 266.88%
201425508increase by 19.50%
201520665decrease by 18.99%
201617566decrease by 15.00%
201714701decrease by 16.31%
201816085increase by 9.41%
201916851increase by 4.76%

Top companies hiring Sous Chefs with the recommended skill

La Pecora Bianca
Morton's New York
RH Rooftop Restaurant
Virgin Hotels New York
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Top certifications
Food Safety Certification

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Sous Chefs

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 7,308 ratings

48% of Sous Chefs in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Sous Chef

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a sous chef?

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How can sous chefs increase their salaries?

As with most positions, a sous chef's salary depends on their years of experience, training and geographical location. Sous chefs can increase their salary by working in particular cities or gaining experience in various settings, such as in a pop-up restaurant or at events and exhibitions.

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