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 $23 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $19 and $29. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $19 10% $15 90% $34 75% $29 $23 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Sous Chef jobs in Virginia

Sous Chef

Drive Shack - Charlotte Court House, VA

Executive Chef

Drive Shack - Charlotte Court House, VA

Sous Chef

Trummer's American Bistro - Clifton, VA

Sous Chef

Alta Strada - Mosaic - Fairfax, VA

Job Description for Sous Chef

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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

See user submitted job responsibilities for Sous Chef.

Job Openings for Sous Chef
Those that have already made the climb...
Norman R. Hames, President and Chief Operating Officer - Western Operations
RadNet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States. Its services include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, diagnostic radiology, fluoroscopy, and other related procedur... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2020
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a Sous Chef, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation

 
 
 
19
29
23

Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

 
 
 
19
29
23
These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Sous Chef in the United States. The average hourly rate for Sous Chef ranges from $19 to $29 with the average hourly pay of $23. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $19 to $29 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $23.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.

19
29

 

Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills associated with Sous Chef: Food Quality Inspection, Food Inventory Recordkeeping, Food Prep Tools and Equipment, Food Preparation ...More

Salary estimation for Sous Chef at companies like : FONAR CORP, INTERPACE BIOSCIENCES INC, QUORUM HEALTH CORP

Jobs with a similar salary range to Sous Chef : Risk Management Assistant, Procurement Associate, Project Technician, Chef, Chef Manager