How much does a sous chef earn

2.850 €

32.300 €

Sous Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for Sous Chef is € 2,850 gross per month (approx. € 32,300 gross per year), which is € 249 (-8%) lower than the average monthly salary in Germany.
As a sous chef, you earn between a minimum of € 2,390 gross per month and a maximum of over € 4,730 gross per month.

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Salary Sous Chef - Distribution

Entry-level professionals like the Junior Sous Chef can expect the lowest salaries, while senior chefs and experienced profiles like the Executive Sous Chef can earn better on a cruise ship.

Sous Chef - Salary Differences

Executive Sous Chef€ 5,070 / month


Sous Chef Switzerland4,330 € / month


Junior Sous Chef€ 2,190 / month


How much does a sous chef earn? Salaries based on work experience

A sous chef with less than 3 years of professional experience starts with an average starting salary of around € 29,000 gross per year. With 4-9 years of experience, the salary for a sous chef or deputy chef rises up to around € 33,000, while a sous chef with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect remuneration of around € 40,000. The average salary for a sous chef at the top of his career with over 20 years of professional experience is € 50,000.

How do age and work experience affect the salary for a sous chef?

at the end of the career▲ +55%
Senior▲ +24%
With professional experience▲ +2%
Average salary€ 32,300 / year
Junior▼ -10%


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The salary data on this page is based on an estimate of the salary information in job advertisements for Sous Chef that were published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as on other publicly available sources (e.g. collective agreements, minimum wage law).

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