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Sous chef salary in Santa Barbara, CA 93101

How much does a Sous Chef make in California?

Average base salary

$64,734
arrow up15%
above national average
Average $64,734
Low $51,463
High $81,428
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a sous chef is $64,734 per year in California. 1.4k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Top companies for Sous Chefs in Santa Barbara, CA 93101

  1. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
    4.1star
    180 reviews5 salaries reported
    $82,275per year
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Highest paying cities for Sous Chefs near Santa Barbara, CA 93101

  1. Oakland, CA
    $76,541 per year
    14 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $70,060 per year
    143 salaries reported
  3. Palm Desert, CA
    $67,729 per year
    15 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $67,120 per year
    176 salaries reported
  2. Palo Alto, CA
    $66,409 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Pasadena, CA
    $65,801 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $63,857 per year
    109 salaries reported
  2. Truckee, CA
    $62,384 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $61,866 per year
    22 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 $64,734 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

Hotel Californian
Santa Ynez Inn
Acme Hospitality
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Top certifications
Food Safety Certification
+28.43%salary

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?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a sous chef, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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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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