How much does a Executive Chef make?

Updated Dec 6, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$69,467 /yr
Average Base Pay

3,230 salaries

$47K

Low

$69K

Average

$102K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Executive Chef make? The national average salary for a Executive Chef is $69,467 in United States. Filter by location to see Executive Chef salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,230 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Executive Chef employees.

Seniority Levels

L7
Head Chef$49,497 /yr
L11
Executive Chef$69,467 /yr
L12
Chief Chef$51,828 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Head Chef

$49,497

per year

Restaurant Manager/Executive Chef

$46,705

per year

Assistant Executive Chef

$62,364

per year

Chef Manager

$54,113

per year

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Sodexo USA
3.5

Sodexo USA

Executive Chef

$68,996

 /yr
Range: $36K - $115K
175 salaries
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$36K

$115K

$36,356 - $115,230 Range

Morrison Healthcare
4.2

Morrison Healthcare

Executive Chef

$60,768

 /yr
Range: $43K - $95K

$43K

$95K

$42,912 - $95,445 Range

Aramark
3.4

Aramark

Executive Chef

$67,380

 /yr
Range: $46K - $111K

$46K

$111K

$46,104 - $111,440 Range

Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Executive Chef

$85,356

 /yr
Range: $56K - $163K

$56K

$163K

$55,680 - $163,221 Range

Sodexo
3.5

Sodexo

Executive Chef

$56,466

 /yr
Range: $44K - $89K

$44K

$89K

$44,351 - $88,732 Range

Compass Group USA
3.7

Compass Group USA

Executive Chef

$72,038

 /yr
Range: $46K - $102K

$46K

$102K

$45,845 - $101,759 Range

Compass Group
3.5

Compass Group

Executive Chef

$70,280

 /yr
Range: $40K - $109K

$40K

$109K

$39,949 - $109,132 Range

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Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Executive Chef

$71,685

 /yr
Range: $53K - $109K

$53K

$109K

$53,214 - $109,146 Range

Holiday Retirement
3.3

Holiday Retirement

Executive Chef

$52,895

 /yr
Range: $41K - $70K

$41K

$70K

$40,602 - $69,948 Range

Hyatt
4.1

Hyatt

Executive Chef

$77,316

 /yr
Range: $68K - $113K

$68K

$113K

$67,614 - $112,944 Range

P.F. Chang's
3.5

P.F. Chang's

Executive Chef

$71,523

 /yr
Range: $60K - $86K

$60K

$86K

$60,380 - $85,505 Range

Eurest
4

Eurest

Executive Chef

$60,603

 /yr
Range: $53K - $89K

$53K

$89K

$52,912 - $89,277 Range

BUCA
3

BUCA

Executive Chef

$69,932

 /yr
Range: $65K - $85K

$65K

$85K

$64,924 - $85,447 Range

Bon Appétit Management
3.7

Bon Appétit Management

Executive Chef

$73,503

 /yr
Range: $60K - $112K

$60K

$112K

$59,931 - $111,511 Range

FLIK Hospitality Group
3.7

FLIK Hospitality Group

Executive Chef

$73,133

 /yr
Range: $61K - $117K

$61K

$117K

$61,478 - $116,980 Range

Darden
3.9

Darden

Executive Chef

$79,870

 /yr
Range: $67K - $102K

$67K

$102K

$67,434 - $101,821 Range

Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
3.4

Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Executive Chef

$65,177

 /yr
Range: $53K - $87K

$53K

$87K

$52,912 - $86,775 Range

Omni Hotels
4.1

Omni Hotels

Executive Chef

$62,658

 /yr
Range: $58K - $108K

$58K

$108K

$58,434 - $108,232 Range

Landry's
3.1

Landry's

Executive Chef

$77,956

 /yr
Range: $56K - $101K

$56K

$101K

$55,851 - $100,752 Range

Ruth's Chris Steak House
3.7

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Executive Chef

$71,071

 /yr
Range: $55K - $87K

$55K

$87K

$55,027 - $86,629 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Executive Chef salaries

The national average salary for an Executive Chef is $69,467 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Executive Chef salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3230 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Executive Chef employees.

The highest salary for an Executive Chef in United States is $102,466 per year.

The lowest salary for an Executive Chef in United States is $47,095 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Executive Chef or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Executive Chef.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent executive chef salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$76,408
per year
An Executive Chef in the Seaford, DE Area area reported making $76,408 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seaford, DE Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$72,500
per year
An Executive Chef in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $72,500 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
 
Full-time
1001 to 5000 employees
$140,808
per year
An Executive Chef in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $140,808 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Denver, CO Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$92,000
per year
An Executive Chef in the Savannah, GA Area area reported making $92,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Savannah, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$105,627
per year
An Executive Chef III in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $105,627 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
An Executive Chef in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
An Executive Chef in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization