A person working as an Executive Chef in Switzerland typically earns around 170,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 83,200 CHF (lowest) to 265,000 CHF (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 Switzerland range from 83,200 CHF per year (minimum salary) to 265,000 CHF per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 173,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 173,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 173,000 CHF. 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 115,000 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 115,000 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 223,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 223,000 CHF.
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 98,600 CHF per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 127,000 CHF per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 175,000 CHF per year, 38% 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 217,000 CHF per year, 24% 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 232,000 CHF per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 248,000 CHF per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 139,000 CHF per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 230,000 CHF per year, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+65%|
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 Switzerland earn 4% more than their female counterparts.
Executive Chef(s) in Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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.
42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Executive Chef employees in Switzerland earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Executive Chef salaries in Switzerland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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 6% more 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||155,000 CHF||-9%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||121,000 CHF||-29%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||228,000 CHF||+34%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||240,000 CHF||+41%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||107,000 CHF||-37%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||181,000 CHF||+7%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||133,000 CHF||-22%|
|Bakery Manager||191,000 CHF||+13%|
|Bakery Superintendent||147,000 CHF||-13%|
|Banquet Manager||151,000 CHF||-11%|
|Banquet Server||123,000 CHF||-28%|
|Bar Attendant||126,000 CHF||-26%|
|Bar Manager||192,000 CHF||+13%|
|Bar Supervisor||149,000 CHF||-12%|
|Beverage Manager||188,000 CHF||+11%|
|Bistro Attendant||119,000 CHF||-30%|
|Buffet Chef||166,000 CHF||-2%|
|Buffet Host||113,000 CHF||-33%|
|Buffet Manager||187,000 CHF||+10%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||117,000 CHF||-31%|
|Cafeteria Manager||180,000 CHF||+6%|
|Cake Decorator||135,000 CHF||-20%|
|Casino Shift Manager||231,000 CHF||+36%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||153,000 CHF||-10%|
|Club Manager||213,000 CHF||+25%|
|Cluster Director||257,000 CHF||+51%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||223,000 CHF||+31%|
|Cocktail Server||121,000 CHF||-29%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||206,000 CHF||+21%|
|Confectionery Baker||138,000 CHF||-19%|
|Conference Services Manager||174,000 CHF||+3%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||197,000 CHF||+16%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||168,000 CHF||-1%|
|Culinary Assistant||131,000 CHF||-23%|
|Culinary Associate||143,000 CHF||-16%|
|Dietary Aide||159,000 CHF||-6%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||180,000 CHF||+6%|
|Duty Manager||195,000 CHF||+15%|
|Events Coordinator||166,000 CHF||-2%|
|Executive Chef||170,000 CHF||+0%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||150,000 CHF||-12%|
|Fast Food Cook||154,000 CHF||-9%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||175,000 CHF||+3%|
|Fine Dining Cook||186,000 CHF||+10%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||184,000 CHF||+8%|
|Fleet Manager||197,000 CHF||+16%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||217,000 CHF||+28%|
|Food Consultant||229,000 CHF||+35%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||190,000 CHF||+12%|
|Food Server||110,000 CHF||-35%|
|Food Service Director||201,000 CHF||+18%|
|Food Service Manager||217,000 CHF||+28%|
|Food Service Sales||179,000 CHF||+5%|
|Food Service Worker||125,000 CHF||-26%|
|Front Desk Agent||141,000 CHF||-17%|
|Front Office Manager||188,000 CHF||+11%|
|Guest Service Executive||216,000 CHF||+27%|
|Guest Service Representative||153,000 CHF||-10%|
|Head Concierge||148,000 CHF||-13%|
|Hospitality Director||294,000 CHF||+73%|
|Hostess / Host||153,000 CHF||-10%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||118,000 CHF||-30%|
|Hotel Maid||85,000 CHF||-50%|
|Hotel Manager||295,000 CHF||+74%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||235,000 CHF||+38%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||207,000 CHF||+22%|
|Hotel Staff||145,000 CHF||-15%|
|Inventory Coordinator||135,000 CHF||-20%|
|Kitchen Manager||178,000 CHF||+5%|
|Kitchen Staff||139,000 CHF||-18%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||163,000 CHF||-4%|
|Line Cook||159,000 CHF||-6%|
|Luggage Porter||81,600 CHF||-52%|
|Motel Manager||211,000 CHF||+24%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||99,800 CHF||-41%|
|Production Operator||102,000 CHF||-40%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||143,000 CHF||-16%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||247,000 CHF||+46%|
|Restaurant Manager||230,000 CHF||+36%|
|Room Reservations Manager||211,000 CHF||+24%|
|Room Service Manager||213,000 CHF||+25%|
|Sous Chef||149,000 CHF||-12%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||190,000 CHF||+12%|
|Tour Consultant||170,000 CHF||+0%|
|Travel Agent||164,000 CHF||-3%|
|Travel Consultant||185,000 CHF||+9%|
|Waiter / Waitress||122,000 CHF||-28%|
|St. Gallen||170,000 CHF|