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How Much Do Executive Chef Jobs Pay per Hour?

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $86,500 $7,208 $1,663 $42
75th Percentile $73,500 $6,125 $1,413 $35
Average $63,772 $5,314 $1,226 $31
25th Percentile $51,000 $4,250 $980 $25
$13.94 - $16.83
2% of jobs
$16.83 - $19.71
4% of jobs
$19.71 - $22.60
9% of jobs
$24.52 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$22.60 - $25.48
12% of jobs
$25.48 - $28.36
13% of jobs
The average wage is $30.66 an hour
$28.37 - $31.25
16% of jobs
$31.25 - $34.13
13% of jobs
$35.34 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$34.13 - $37.02
10% of jobs
$37.02 - $39.90
7% of jobs
$41.59 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$39.90 - $42.79
5% of jobs
$42.79 - $45.67
3% of jobs

National Average

$13.94 $31/hour $45.67
Executive Chef Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

As of Nov 28, 2020, the average hourly pay for an Executive Chef in the United States is $30.66 an hour.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $45.67 and as low as $13.94, the majority of Executive Chef wages currently range between $24.52 (25th percentile) to $35.34 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for an Executive Chef varies greatly (by as much as $10.82), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Executive Chef job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. An Executive Chef in your area makes on average $31 per hour, or $0.42 (1%) more than the national average hourly salary of $30.66. Virginia ranks number 11 out of 50 states nationwide for Executive Chef salaries.

To estimate the most accurate hourly salary range for Executive Chef jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Executive Chef Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for an Executive Chef job is above the national average. Topping the list is Santa Clara, CA, with San Francisco, CA and Fremont, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Fremont, CA beats the national average by $10,317 (15.0%), and Santa Clara, CA furthers that trend with another $13,382 (19.0%) above the $63,772 average.

Importantly, Santa Clara, CA has a moderately active Executive Chef job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as an Executive Chef appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Santa Clara, CA and Santa Maria, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for an Executive Chef role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Santa Clara, CA$77,155$6,430$1,484$37.09
San Francisco, CA$77,132$6,428$1,483$37.08
Fremont, CA$74,090$6,174$1,425$35.62
San Jose, CA$72,486$6,041$1,394$34.85
Alexandria, VA$71,951$5,996$1,384$34.59
Oakland, CA$71,701$5,975$1,379$34.47
Tanaina, AK$71,524$5,960$1,375$34.39
Wasilla, AK$71,523$5,960$1,375$34.39
Sunnyvale, CA$70,885$5,907$1,363$34.08
Santa Maria, CA$70,418$5,868$1,354$33.85

Top 5 Best Paying Related Executive Chef Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Executive Chef job category that pay more per year than a typical Executive Chef salary. Top examples of these roles include: Research Development Chef, Corporate Executive Chef, and Corporate Chef.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $21,544 (28.9%) and $34,756 (42.8%) more than the average Executive Chef salary of $63,772. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Executive Chef jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Executive Chef position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Research Development Chef$98,528$8,211$1,895$47.37
Corporate Executive Chef$96,681$8,057$1,859$46.48
Corporate Chef$87,950$7,329$1,691$42.28
Senior Executive Chef$86,571$7,214$1,665$41.62
Product Development Chef$85,316$7,110$1,641$41.02
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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