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Executive Chef Average Salary in Austria 2021

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Austria?

Average Monthly Salary
2,910 EUR
( 35,000 EUR yearly)


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 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 1,400 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,570 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 Austria 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 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.

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 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.

Executive Chef average salary change by experience in Austria

0 - 2 Years
1,640 EUR
2 - 5 Years+42%
2,320 EUR
5 - 10 Years+32%
3,050 EUR
10 - 15 Years+23%
3,750 EUR
15 - 20 Years+6%
3,990 EUR
20+ Years+10%
4,370 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 2,190 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.

Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in Austria

High School
2,190 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+72%
3,780 EUR
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 Austria earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,980 EUR
2,850 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?

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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.

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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

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 2020

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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.

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.

Executive Chef Average Hourly Wage in Austria

17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 17 EUR. This means that the average Executive Chef in Austria earns approximately 17 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 15% 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 Rounder1,610 EUR-45%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper1,120 EUR-62%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director5,250 EUR+80%
Assistant Hospitality Manager5,380 EUR+85%
Assistant Storekeeper1,090 EUR-63%
Assistant Tour Manager2,530 EUR-13%
Baker and Pastrycook1,290 EUR-56%
Bakery Manager2,890 EUR-1%
Bakery Superintendent1,870 EUR-36%
Banquet Manager2,010 EUR-31%
Banquet Server1,250 EUR-57%
Bar Attendant1,280 EUR-56%
Bar Manager2,520 EUR-13%
Bar Supervisor1,760 EUR-40%
Barista1,530 EUR-47%
Bartender1,540 EUR-47%
Bellman1,230 EUR-58%
Beverage Manager3,180 EUR+9%
Bistro Attendant1,370 EUR-53%
Buffet Chef2,390 EUR-18%
Buffet Host1,310 EUR-55%
Buffet Manager2,680 EUR-8%
Butcher and Slaughterer1,020 EUR-65%
Cafeteria Manager2,350 EUR-19%
Cake Decorator1,400 EUR-52%
Casino Shift Manager4,370 EUR+50%
Chain Store Customer Support2,000 EUR-31%
Chef2,450 EUR-16%
Club Manager4,460 EUR+53%
Cluster Director5,820 EUR+100%
Cluster Revenue Manager4,630 EUR+59%
Cocktail Server1,340 EUR-54%
Coffee Shop Manager4,490 EUR+54%
Concierge1,200 EUR-59%
Confectionery Baker1,510 EUR-48%
Conference Services Manager2,730 EUR-6%
Cook2,060 EUR-29%
Corporate Sous Chef3,510 EUR+20%
Corporate Travel Consultant3,380 EUR+16%
Croupier1,680 EUR-42%
Culinary Assistant1,070 EUR-63%
Culinary Associate1,080 EUR-63%
Dietary Aide2,540 EUR-13%
Dining Room Supervisor2,270 EUR-22%
Dishwasher1,030 EUR-65%
Duty Manager2,790 EUR-4%
Events Coordinator1,900 EUR-35%
Executive Chef2,910 EUR-0%
Executive Pastry Chef2,220 EUR-24%
Fast Food Cook1,980 EUR-32%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor2,150 EUR-26%
Fine Dining Cook3,540 EUR+22%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef3,340 EUR+15%
Fleet Manager6,290 EUR+120%
Food and Beverage Manager4,750 EUR+63%
Food Consultant3,960 EUR+36%
Food Safety Coordinator2,680 EUR-8%
Food Server1,180 EUR-59%
Food Service Director4,520 EUR+55%
Food Service Manager4,900 EUR+68%
Food Service Sales2,960 EUR+2%
Food Service Worker1,210 EUR-58%
Front Desk Agent1,520 EUR-48%
Front Office Manager2,650 EUR-9%
Guest Service Executive3,900 EUR+34%
Guest Service Representative1,650 EUR-43%
Head Concierge1,900 EUR-35%
Hospitality Director7,540 EUR+160%
Hostess / Host1,440 EUR-51%
Hotel Desk Clerk1,500 EUR-49%
Hotel Maid1,050 EUR-64%
Hotel Manager7,160 EUR+150%
Hotel Sales Manager5,040 EUR+73%
Hotel Service Supervisor4,080 EUR+40%
Hotel Staff1,250 EUR-57%
Inventory Coordinator1,550 EUR-47%
Kitchen Manager2,510 EUR-14%
Kitchen Staff1,270 EUR-56%
Kitchen Supervisor2,160 EUR-26%
Line Cook2,290 EUR-21%
Luggage Porter990 EUR-66%
Motel Manager3,850 EUR+32%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant1,330 EUR-54%
Production Operator1,990 EUR-32%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator2,280 EUR-22%
Receptionist1,420 EUR-51%
Regional Restaurant Manager5,580 EUR+92%
Restaurant Manager4,820 EUR+65%
Room Reservations Manager4,830 EUR+66%
Room Service Manager4,650 EUR+60%
Sous Chef2,560 EUR-12%
Supervisor of Food Services3,140 EUR+8%
Tour Consultant3,450 EUR+18%
Travel Agent2,390 EUR-18%
Travel Consultant3,630 EUR+25%
Waiter / Waitress1,210 EUR-58%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn2,570 EUR
Graz2,900 EUR
Innsbruck2,960 EUR
Klagenfurt2,880 EUR
Linz2,830 EUR
Salzburg3,040 EUR
St. Polten2,640 EUR
Vienna2,980 EUR
Villach2,800 EUR
Wels2,720 EUR
Wiener Neustadt2,490 EUR

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 Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,640 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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