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Executive Chef Average Salary in Austria 2020

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Austria?

Average Monthly Salary
3,540 EUR
( 42,500 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Executive Chef in Austria typically earns around 3,540 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,700 EUR (lowest) to 5,560 EUR (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 Austria

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive Chef salaries in Austria range from 1,700 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,560 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,680 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 3,680 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,680 EUR. 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 2,420 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,420 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 4,810 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,810 EUR.

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?

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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 1,990 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,820 EUR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,710 EUR per month, 32% 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 4,560 EUR per month, 23% 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 4,840 EUR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,310 EUR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Executive Chef average salary change by experience in Austria

0 - 2 Years
1,990 EUR
2 - 5 Years+42%
2,820 EUR
5 - 10 Years+32%
3,710 EUR
10 - 15 Years+23%
4,560 EUR
15 - 20 Years+6%
4,840 EUR
20+ Years+10%
5,310 EUR
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 2,660 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,590 EUR per month, 72% more than someone having a High School degree.

Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in Austria

High School
2,660 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+72%
4,590 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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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 Austria earn 4% more than their female counterparts.

3,470 EUR
3,620 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Austria for all Careers

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Executive Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Austria

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

Executive Chef

Executive Chef(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Austria Executive Chef
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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.

Austria / All Professions

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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 Austria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria for the year 2019. 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 Austria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Austria 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.

61% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Executive Chef employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,670 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,930 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Executive Chef Salary Trend and Forecast in Austria

How are Executive Chef salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
3,170 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,290 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
3,390 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
3,470 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Executive Chef salaries in Austria are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Executive Chef Average Hourly Wage in Austria

20 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 20 EUR. This means that the average Executive Chef in Austria earns approximately 20 EUR 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 Austria
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The average salary for Executive Chef is 13% more than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder2,990 EUR-16%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,330 EUR-34%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director4,830 EUR+36%
Assistant Hospitality Manager4,830 EUR+36%
Assistant Storekeeper2,070 EUR-42%
Assistant Tour Manager3,490 EUR-1%
Baker and Pastrycook2,380 EUR-33%
Bakery Manager3,610 EUR+2%
Bakery Superintendent2,930 EUR-17%
Banquet Manager3,020 EUR-15%
Banquet Server2,420 EUR-32%
Bar Attendant2,530 EUR-29%
Bar Manager3,690 EUR+4%
Bar Supervisor2,890 EUR-18%
Barista2,550 EUR-28%
Bartender2,610 EUR-26%
Bellman2,050 EUR-42%
Beverage Manager3,800 EUR+7%
Bistro Attendant2,480 EUR-30%
Buffet Chef3,440 EUR-3%
Buffet Host2,280 EUR-36%
Buffet Manager3,440 EUR-3%
Butcher and Slaughterer2,170 EUR-39%
Cafeteria Manager3,350 EUR-5%
Cake Decorator2,420 EUR-32%
Casino Shift Manager4,320 EUR+22%
Chain Store Customer Support3,000 EUR-15%
Chef3,200 EUR-10%
Club Manager4,050 EUR+14%
Cluster Director4,800 EUR+36%
Cluster Revenue Manager4,630 EUR+31%
Cocktail Server2,390 EUR-32%
Coffee Shop Manager4,290 EUR+21%
Concierge2,340 EUR-34%
Confectionery Baker2,680 EUR-24%
Conference Services Manager3,270 EUR-8%
Cook2,910 EUR-18%
Corporate Sous Chef3,850 EUR+9%
Corporate Travel Consultant3,290 EUR-7%
Croupier2,890 EUR-18%
Culinary Assistant2,390 EUR-32%
Culinary Associate2,620 EUR-26%
Dietary Aide3,080 EUR-13%
Dining Room Supervisor3,490 EUR-1%
Dishwasher1,620 EUR-54%
Duty Manager3,490 EUR-1%
Events Coordinator3,170 EUR-10%
Executive Chef3,540 EUR=
Executive Pastry Chef2,920 EUR-18%
Fast Food Cook2,950 EUR-17%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor3,390 EUR-4%
Fine Dining Cook3,590 EUR+1%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef3,480 EUR-2%
Fleet Manager4,170 EUR+18%
Food and Beverage Manager4,260 EUR+20%
Food Consultant4,520 EUR+28%
Food Safety Coordinator3,400 EUR-4%
Food Server2,160 EUR-39%
Food Service Director3,960 EUR+12%
Food Service Manager4,080 EUR+15%
Food Service Sales3,530 EUR-0%
Food Service Worker2,360 EUR-33%
Front Desk Agent2,930 EUR-17%
Front Office Manager3,730 EUR+5%
Guest Service Executive4,080 EUR+15%
Guest Service Representative3,040 EUR-14%
Head Concierge2,970 EUR-16%
Hospitality Director6,030 EUR+70%
Hostess / Host3,040 EUR-14%
Hotel Desk Clerk2,490 EUR-30%
Hotel Maid1,660 EUR-53%
Hotel Manager5,860 EUR+66%
Hotel Sales Manager4,530 EUR+28%
Hotel Service Supervisor4,130 EUR+17%
Hotel Staff2,740 EUR-23%
Inventory Coordinator2,580 EUR-27%
Kitchen Manager3,570 EUR+1%
Kitchen Staff2,530 EUR-29%
Kitchen Supervisor3,210 EUR-9%
Line Cook3,360 EUR-5%
Luggage Porter1,510 EUR-57%
Motel Manager3,850 EUR+9%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,030 EUR-43%
Production Operator2,030 EUR-43%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator2,810 EUR-21%
Receptionist2,750 EUR-22%
Regional Restaurant Manager5,040 EUR+42%
Restaurant Manager4,710 EUR+33%
Room Reservations Manager4,320 EUR+22%
Room Service Manager4,380 EUR+24%
Sous Chef2,830 EUR-20%
Supervisor of Food Services3,550 EUR+0%
Tour Consultant3,400 EUR-4%
Travel Agent3,080 EUR-13%
Travel Consultant3,580 EUR+1%
Waiter / Waitress2,310 EUR-35%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn3,120 EUR
Graz3,530 EUR
Innsbruck3,600 EUR
Klagenfurt3,500 EUR
Linz3,430 EUR
Salzburg3,700 EUR
St. Polten3,210 EUR
Vienna3,620 EUR
Villach3,400 EUR
Wels3,310 EUR
Wiener Neustadt3,030 EUR
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