Salary survey of Culinary Industry

 
30-Apr-2007 by

Chef and Culinary Career Salary Information

While we'd all like to cook, bake and sautee all day long, we also have to make sure we’re making enough money to put food on the table (you know what we mean). The figures below show the average annual base pay by profession and city. They should give you some indication of what the salary range could be once you finish your culinary training.

Baker
Los Angeles, CA: $19,900
Chicago, IL: $18,000
New York, NY: $24,800
Miami, FL: $18,500
Washington, DC: $20,300
Houston, TX: $17,000
Seattle, WA: $21,700

Sommelier (Wine Steward)
Los Angeles, CA: $25,700
Chicago, IL: $24,500
New York, NY: $39,400
Miami, FL: $24,600
Washington, DC: $26,300
Houston, TX: $26,000
Seattle, WA: $30,600

Sous Chef
Los Angeles, CA: $44,700
Chicago, IL: $42,700
New York, NY: $46,800
Miami, FL: $39,600
Washington, DC: $42,000
Houston, TX: $41,100
Seattle, WA: $43,600

Fine Dining Chef
Los Angeles, CA: $40,700
Chicago, IL: $38,900
New York, NY: $42,600
Miami, FL: $36,100
Washington, DC: $38,300
Houston, TX: $37,400
Seattle, WA: $39,700

Pastry Chef
Los Angeles, CA: $47,200
Chicago, IL: $45,100
New York, NY: $49,300
Miami, FL: $41,800
Washington, DC: $44,300
Houston, TX: $43,300
Seattle, WA: $46,000

Restaurant Manager
Los Angeles, CA: $53,700
Chicago, IL: $51,300
New York, NY: $56,200
Miami, FL: $47,500
Washington, DC: $50,400
Houston, TX: $49,300
Seattle, WA: $52,300

Cafeteria Manager
Los Angeles, CA: $58,100
Chicago, IL: $55,500
New York, NY: $60,800
Miami, FL: $51,400
Washington, DC: $54,600
Houston, TX: $53,300
Seattle, WA: $56,600

Catering Director
Los Angeles, CA: $65,200
Chicago, IL: $62,200
New York, NY: $68,200
Miami, FL: $57,700
Washington, DC: $61,200
Houston, TX: $59,800
Seattle, WA: $63,500

Food Services Director
Los Angeles, CA: $83,100
Chicago, IL: $79,400
New York, NY: $87,000
Miami, FL: $73,600
Washington, DC: $78,100
Houston, TX: $76,300
Seattle, WA: $81,000

Executive Chef
Los Angeles, CA: $85,900
Chicago, IL: $82,100
New York, NY: $90,000
Miami, FL: $76,200
Washington, DC: $80,800
Houston, TX: $78,900
Seattle, WA: $83,800

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