A person working as an Executive Chef in Norway typically earns around 1,200,000 NOK per year. Salaries range from 553,000 NOK (lowest) to 1,910,000 NOK (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 Norway range from 553,000 NOK per year (minimum salary) to 1,910,000 NOK per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,300,000 NOK per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 1,300,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 1,300,000 NOK. 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 833,000 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 833,000 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 1,730,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 1,730,000 NOK.
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 628,000 NOK per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 838,000 NOK per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,240,000 NOK per year, 48% 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 1,510,000 NOK per year, 22% 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 1,650,000 NOK per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,780,000 NOK per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 729,000 NOK per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,410,000 NOK per year, 93% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+93%|
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 Norway earn 4% more than their female counterparts.
Executive Chef(s) in Norway are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 Norway 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.
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.
40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Executive Chef employees in Norway earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Executive Chef salaries in Norway are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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.
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 1% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||1,110,000 NOK||-8%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||913,000 NOK||-24%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||1,630,000 NOK||+36%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||1,760,000 NOK||+46%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||729,000 NOK||-39%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,230,000 NOK||+2%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||962,000 NOK||-20%|
|Bakery Manager||1,360,000 NOK||+13%|
|Bakery Superintendent||1,130,000 NOK||-6%|
|Banquet Manager||1,100,000 NOK||-8%|
|Banquet Server||932,000 NOK||-22%|
|Bar Attendant||968,000 NOK||-19%|
|Bar Manager||1,440,000 NOK||+20%|
|Bar Supervisor||1,070,000 NOK||-11%|
|Beverage Manager||1,310,000 NOK||+9%|
|Bistro Attendant||841,000 NOK||-30%|
|Buffet Chef||1,230,000 NOK||+2%|
|Buffet Host||826,000 NOK||-31%|
|Buffet Manager||1,310,000 NOK||+9%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||864,000 NOK||-28%|
|Cafeteria Manager||1,270,000 NOK||+6%|
|Cake Decorator||981,000 NOK||-18%|
|Casino Shift Manager||1,550,000 NOK||+29%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||1,100,000 NOK||-8%|
|Club Manager||1,510,000 NOK||+26%|
|Cluster Director||1,720,000 NOK||+43%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||1,740,000 NOK||+45%|
|Cocktail Server||834,000 NOK||-31%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||1,540,000 NOK||+28%|
|Confectionery Baker||943,000 NOK||-22%|
|Conference Services Manager||1,290,000 NOK||+7%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||1,420,000 NOK||+18%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||1,280,000 NOK||+6%|
|Culinary Assistant||960,000 NOK||-20%|
|Culinary Associate||998,000 NOK||-17%|
|Dietary Aide||1,080,000 NOK||-10%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||1,290,000 NOK||+7%|
|Duty Manager||1,410,000 NOK||+17%|
|Events Coordinator||1,180,000 NOK||-2%|
|Executive Chef||1,200,000 NOK||-0%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||1,080,000 NOK||-10%|
|Fast Food Cook||1,100,000 NOK||-8%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||1,260,000 NOK||+5%|
|Fine Dining Cook||1,270,000 NOK||+6%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||1,370,000 NOK||+14%|
|Fleet Manager||1,410,000 NOK||+17%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||1,570,000 NOK||+31%|
|Food Consultant||1,580,000 NOK||+31%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||1,380,000 NOK||+15%|
|Food Server||838,000 NOK||-30%|
|Food Service Director||1,460,000 NOK||+21%|
|Food Service Manager||1,610,000 NOK||+34%|
|Food Service Sales||1,360,000 NOK||+13%|
|Food Service Worker||885,000 NOK||-26%|
|Front Desk Agent||996,000 NOK||-17%|
|Front Office Manager||1,370,000 NOK||+14%|
|Guest Service Executive||1,610,000 NOK||+34%|
|Guest Service Representative||1,110,000 NOK||-8%|
|Head Concierge||1,140,000 NOK||-5%|
|Hospitality Director||2,060,000 NOK||+71%|
|Hostess / Host||1,110,000 NOK||-8%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||840,000 NOK||-30%|
|Hotel Maid||612,000 NOK||-49%|
|Hotel Manager||2,040,000 NOK||+70%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||1,770,000 NOK||+47%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||1,510,000 NOK||+26%|
|Hotel Staff||1,080,000 NOK||-10%|
|Inventory Coordinator||1,010,000 NOK||-16%|
|Kitchen Manager||1,240,000 NOK||+3%|
|Kitchen Staff||1,020,000 NOK||-15%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||1,180,000 NOK||-2%|
|Line Cook||1,190,000 NOK||-1%|
|Luggage Porter||601,000 NOK||-50%|
|Motel Manager||1,470,000 NOK||+22%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||733,000 NOK||-39%|
|Production Operator||782,000 NOK||-35%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||1,030,000 NOK||-14%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||1,910,000 NOK||+59%|
|Restaurant Manager||1,700,000 NOK||+41%|
|Room Reservations Manager||1,480,000 NOK||+23%|
|Room Service Manager||1,580,000 NOK||+31%|
|Sous Chef||1,120,000 NOK||-7%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||1,340,000 NOK||+11%|
|Tour Consultant||1,240,000 NOK||+3%|
|Travel Agent||1,220,000 NOK||+1%|
|Travel Consultant||1,260,000 NOK||+5%|
|Waiter / Waitress||867,000 NOK||-28%|