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Executive Chef Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does an Executive Chef make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
22,800 INR
( 274,000 INR yearly)


A person working as an Executive Chef in India typically earns around 22,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 11,400 INR (lowest) to 35,300 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Executive Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Executive Chef Salary Distribution in India

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Executive Chef salaries in India range from 11,400 INR per month (minimum salary) to 35,300 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 22,800 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 22,800 INR while the other half are earning more than 22,800 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 15,400 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,400 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 29,100 INR while 25% are earning more than 29,100 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Executive Chef Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Executive Chef
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Executive Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Executive Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,700 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,100 INR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 24,200 INR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Executive Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,900 INR per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 31,200 INR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 33,400 INR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Executive Chef average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
13,700 INR
2 - 5 Years+32%
18,100 INR
5 - 10 Years+34%
24,200 INR
10 - 15 Years+19%
28,900 INR
15 - 20 Years+8%
31,200 INR
20+ Years+7%
33,400 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Executive Chef Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Executive Chef(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Executive Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Executive Chef is 20,300 INR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 32,200 INR per month, 59% more than someone having a High School degree.

Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in India

High School
20,300 INR
Certificate or Diploma+59%
32,200 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Executive Chef Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Executive Chef employees in India earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

23,400 INR
22,000 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Executive Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Executive Chef(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Executive Chef(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Executive Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Executive Chef
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An Executive Chef is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

45% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Executive Chef Average Hourly Wage in India

130 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 130 INR. This means that the average Executive Chef in India earns approximately 130 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Executive Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive Chef and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly India
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The average salary for Executive Chef is 7% more than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder12,800 INR-44%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,500 INR-58%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director40,900 INR+79%
Assistant Hospitality Manager43,200 INR+89%
Assistant Storekeeper8,550 INR-63%
Assistant Tour Manager20,400 INR-11%
Baker and Pastrycook10,900 INR-52%
Bakery Manager23,800 INR+4%
Bakery Superintendent15,700 INR-31%
Banquet Manager16,600 INR-27%
Banquet Server10,200 INR-55%
Bar Attendant10,500 INR-54%
Bar Manager21,400 INR-6%
Bar Supervisor14,700 INR-36%
Barista12,600 INR-45%
Bartender12,400 INR-46%
Bellman9,980 INR-56%
Beverage Manager25,200 INR+11%
Bistro Attendant10,700 INR-53%
Buffet Chef19,000 INR-17%
Buffet Host10,200 INR-55%
Buffet Manager22,800 INR=
Butcher and Slaughterer8,550 INR-63%
Cafeteria Manager19,500 INR-14%
Cake Decorator11,900 INR-48%
Casino Shift Manager35,600 INR+56%
Chain Store Customer Support16,600 INR-27%
Chef19,700 INR-14%
Club Manager37,500 INR+64%
Cluster Director47,500 INR+110%
Cluster Revenue Manager37,200 INR+63%
Cocktail Server10,500 INR-54%
Coffee Shop Manager35,600 INR+56%
Concierge9,740 INR-57%
Confectionery Baker11,900 INR-48%
Conference Services Manager22,800 INR=
Cook17,100 INR-25%
Corporate Sous Chef28,500 INR+25%
Corporate Travel Consultant28,500 INR+25%
Croupier13,800 INR-39%
Culinary Assistant9,030 INR-60%
Culinary Associate9,030 INR-60%
Dietary Aide20,000 INR-12%
Dining Room Supervisor18,100 INR-21%
Dishwasher8,080 INR-65%
Duty Manager23,800 INR+4%
Events Coordinator15,200 INR-33%
Executive Chef22,800 INR=
Executive Pastry Chef19,000 INR-17%
Fast Food Cook16,200 INR-29%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor17,100 INR-25%
Fine Dining Cook28,500 INR+25%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef28,500 INR+25%
Fleet Manager48,900 INR+110%
Food and Beverage Manager37,500 INR+64%
Food Consultant30,900 INR+36%
Food Safety Coordinator22,800 INR=
Food Server9,980 INR-56%
Food Service Director37,500 INR+64%
Food Service Manager40,900 INR+79%
Food Service Sales24,200 INR+6%
Food Service Worker9,980 INR-56%
Front Desk Agent11,900 INR-48%
Front Office Manager21,400 INR-6%
Guest Service Executive33,300 INR+46%
Guest Service Representative13,300 INR-42%
Head Concierge15,400 INR-32%
Hospitality Director59,400 INR+160%
Hostess / Host11,600 INR-49%
Hotel Desk Clerk11,600 INR-49%
Hotel Maid8,550 INR-63%
Hotel Manager57,000 INR+150%
Hotel Sales Manager42,800 INR+88%
Hotel Service Supervisor32,100 INR+41%
Hotel Staff10,700 INR-53%
Inventory Coordinator12,800 INR-44%
Kitchen Manager19,500 INR-14%
Kitchen Staff10,700 INR-53%
Kitchen Supervisor17,100 INR-25%
Line Cook18,100 INR-21%
Luggage Porter8,310 INR-64%
Motel Manager32,100 INR+41%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant10,900 INR-52%
Production Operator16,600 INR-27%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator18,100 INR-21%
Receptionist11,900 INR-48%
Regional Restaurant Manager45,100 INR+98%
Restaurant Manager38,500 INR+69%
Room Reservations Manager38,000 INR+67%
Room Service Manager36,100 INR+58%
Sous Chef21,900 INR-4%
Supervisor of Food Services26,600 INR+17%
Tour Consultant28,500 INR+25%
Travel Agent20,000 INR-12%
Travel Consultant28,500 INR+25%
Waiter / Waitress9,980 INR-56%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra20,700 INR
Ahmadabad24,700 INR
Bangalore26,800 INR
Bhopal23,500 INR
Chennai25,000 INR
Coimbatore22,000 INR
Delhi25,900 INR
Ghaziabad23,100 INR
Hyderabad26,700 INR
Indore23,900 INR
Jaipur24,200 INR
Kanpur23,600 INR
Kolkata26,000 INR
Lucknow23,700 INR
Ludhiana21,500 INR
Madurai20,400 INR
Mumbai27,200 INR
Nagpur23,800 INR
Patna21,200 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad22,400 INR
Pune25,000 INR
Surat23,800 INR
Vadodara20,400 INR
Visakhapatnam23,100 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands19,800 INR
Andhra Pradesh25,300 INR
Arunachal Pradesh21,100 INR
Assam24,000 INR
Bihar26,600 INR
Chandigarh19,700 INR
Chhatisgarh25,400 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli20,900 INR
Daman & Diu20,300 INR
Delhi24,000 INR
Goa21,700 INR
Gujarat26,100 INR
Haryana23,700 INR
Himachal Pradesh22,600 INR
Jammu & Kashmir22,900 INR
Jharkhand24,500 INR
Karnataka25,300 INR
Kerala23,900 INR
Lakshadweep18,500 INR
Madhya Pradesh28,000 INR
Maharashtra28,300 INR
Manipur22,900 INR
Meghalaya22,500 INR
Mizoram21,100 INR
Nagaland21,900 INR
Orissa25,300 INR
Pondicherry20,800 INR
Punjab23,900 INR
Rajasthan25,800 INR
Sikkim19,600 INR
Tamil Nadu25,200 INR
Tripura23,600 INR
Uttar Pradesh28,700 INR
Uttaranchal23,900 INR
West Bengal27,700 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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