A person working as an Executive Chef in Austria typically earns around 2,910 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,400 EUR (lowest) to 4,570 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 salaries in Austria range from 1,400 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,570 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,030 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 3,030 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,030 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.
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 1,990 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,990 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 3,950 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,950 EUR.
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
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 1,640 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,320 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 3,050 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Executive Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,750 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 3,990 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 4,370 EUR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 2,190 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,780 EUR per month, 72% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+72%|
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 on average.
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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria for the year 2020. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Executive Chef is 15% more than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||1,610 EUR||-45%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||1,120 EUR||-62%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||5,250 EUR||+80%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||5,380 EUR||+85%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||1,090 EUR||-63%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||2,530 EUR||-13%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||1,290 EUR||-56%|
|Bakery Manager||2,890 EUR||-1%|
|Bakery Superintendent||1,870 EUR||-36%|
|Banquet Manager||2,010 EUR||-31%|
|Banquet Server||1,250 EUR||-57%|
|Bar Attendant||1,280 EUR||-56%|
|Bar Manager||2,520 EUR||-13%|
|Bar Supervisor||1,760 EUR||-40%|
|Beverage Manager||3,180 EUR||+9%|
|Bistro Attendant||1,370 EUR||-53%|
|Buffet Chef||2,390 EUR||-18%|
|Buffet Host||1,310 EUR||-55%|
|Buffet Manager||2,680 EUR||-8%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||1,020 EUR||-65%|
|Cafeteria Manager||2,350 EUR||-19%|
|Cake Decorator||1,400 EUR||-52%|
|Casino Shift Manager||4,370 EUR||+50%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||2,000 EUR||-31%|
|Club Manager||4,460 EUR||+53%|
|Cluster Director||5,820 EUR||+100%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||4,630 EUR||+59%|
|Cocktail Server||1,340 EUR||-54%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||4,490 EUR||+54%|
|Confectionery Baker||1,510 EUR||-48%|
|Conference Services Manager||2,730 EUR||-6%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||3,510 EUR||+20%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||3,380 EUR||+16%|
|Culinary Assistant||1,070 EUR||-63%|
|Culinary Associate||1,080 EUR||-63%|
|Dietary Aide||2,540 EUR||-13%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||2,270 EUR||-22%|
|Duty Manager||2,790 EUR||-4%|
|Events Coordinator||1,900 EUR||-35%|
|Executive Chef||2,910 EUR||-0%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||2,220 EUR||-24%|
|Fast Food Cook||1,980 EUR||-32%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||2,150 EUR||-26%|
|Fine Dining Cook||3,540 EUR||+22%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||3,340 EUR||+15%|
|Fleet Manager||6,290 EUR||+120%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||4,750 EUR||+63%|
|Food Consultant||3,960 EUR||+36%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||2,680 EUR||-8%|
|Food Server||1,180 EUR||-59%|
|Food Service Director||4,520 EUR||+55%|
|Food Service Manager||4,900 EUR||+68%|
|Food Service Sales||2,960 EUR||+2%|
|Food Service Worker||1,210 EUR||-58%|
|Front Desk Agent||1,520 EUR||-48%|
|Front Office Manager||2,650 EUR||-9%|
|Guest Service Executive||3,900 EUR||+34%|
|Guest Service Representative||1,650 EUR||-43%|
|Head Concierge||1,900 EUR||-35%|
|Hospitality Director||7,540 EUR||+160%|
|Hostess / Host||1,440 EUR||-51%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||1,500 EUR||-49%|
|Hotel Maid||1,050 EUR||-64%|
|Hotel Manager||7,160 EUR||+150%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||5,040 EUR||+73%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||4,080 EUR||+40%|
|Hotel Staff||1,250 EUR||-57%|
|Inventory Coordinator||1,550 EUR||-47%|
|Kitchen Manager||2,510 EUR||-14%|
|Kitchen Staff||1,270 EUR||-56%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||2,160 EUR||-26%|
|Line Cook||2,290 EUR||-21%|
|Luggage Porter||990 EUR||-66%|
|Motel Manager||3,850 EUR||+32%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||1,330 EUR||-54%|
|Production Operator||1,990 EUR||-32%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||2,280 EUR||-22%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||5,580 EUR||+92%|
|Restaurant Manager||4,820 EUR||+65%|
|Room Reservations Manager||4,830 EUR||+66%|
|Room Service Manager||4,650 EUR||+60%|
|Sous Chef||2,560 EUR||-12%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||3,140 EUR||+8%|
|Tour Consultant||3,450 EUR||+18%|
|Travel Agent||2,390 EUR||-18%|
|Travel Consultant||3,630 EUR||+25%|
|Waiter / Waitress||1,210 EUR||-58%|
|St. Polten||2,640 EUR|
|Wiener Neustadt||2,490 EUR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.