Sous Chef Salary in the United States

How much does a Sous Chef make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Sous Chef in the United States is $22 as of May 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $18 and $28. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Sous Chef assists the Executive Chef in the daily operations of the kitchen, including menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies, and cost control. Oversees the activities of the kitchen staff and monitors food production and presentation in the absence of the Executive Chef. Being a Sous Chef requires an understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations. Coordinates and participates in the activities of hiring, training, and managing personnel in the kitchen. Additionally, Sous Chef may serve as an expeditor when needed. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to an Executive Chef. The Sous Chef supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. To be a Sous Chef typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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