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Chef Average Salary in Turkey 2020

How much money does a Chef make in Turkey?


Average Monthly Salary
16,900 TRY
( 203,000 TRY yearly)

LOW
8,280
TRY
AVERAGE
16,900
TRY
HIGH
26,400
TRY

A person working as a Chef in Turkey typically earns around 16,900 TRY per month. Salaries range from 8,280 TRY (lowest) to 26,400 TRY (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Chef Salary Distribution in Turkey

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

  • Salary Range

    Chef salaries in Turkey range from 8,280 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 26,400 TRY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 17,200 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef(s) are earning less than 17,200 TRY while the other half are earning more than 17,200 TRY. 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 Chef(s) are earning less than 11,500 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 11,500 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chef(s) are earning less than 22,200 TRY while 25% are earning more than 22,200 TRY.


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

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 Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 9,820 TRY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,600 TRY per month, 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 17,400 TRY per month, 38% 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, Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 21,600 TRY per month, 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 23,100 TRY per month, 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 24,600 TRY per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Chef average salary change by experience in Turkey

0 - 2 Years
9,820 TRY
2 - 5 Years+29%
12,600 TRY
5 - 10 Years+38%
17,400 TRY
10 - 15 Years+24%
21,600 TRY
15 - 20 Years+7%
23,100 TRY
20+ Years+7%
24,600 TRY
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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Chef Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different 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 Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Chef is 13,900 TRY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 22,900 TRY per month, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.


Chef average salary difference by education level in Turkey

High School
13,900 TRY
Certificate or Diploma+65%
22,900 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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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 Chef employees in Turkey earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Female
15,400 TRY
Male+16%
17,800 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

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Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkey

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

Chef

Chef(s) in Turkey are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Turkey / 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 Turkey is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Turkey 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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Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in Turkey

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Turkey Chef
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A 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.

45% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% 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
55%
No Bonus
45%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Chef employees in Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
19,200 TRY
Public Sector+5%
20,200 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Chef Salary Trend and Forecast in Turkey

How are 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
15,000 TRY
Average Salary 2017+4%
15,600 TRY
Average Salary 2018+3%
16,000 TRY
Average Salary 2019+2%
16,300 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Chef salaries in Turkey 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.

Chef Average Hourly Wage in Turkey


98 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 98 TRY. This means that the average Chef in Turkey earns approximately 98 TRY 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.

Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Chef and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Turkey
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The average salary for Chef is 4% 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 Rounder15,100 TRY-11%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper12,700 TRY-25%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director23,500 TRY+39%
Assistant Hospitality Manager25,600 TRY+51%
Assistant Storekeeper10,000 TRY-41%
Assistant Tour Manager18,400 TRY+9%
Baker and Pastrycook12,900 TRY-24%
Bakery Manager17,900 TRY+6%
Bakery Superintendent16,000 TRY-5%
Banquet Manager15,000 TRY-11%
Banquet Server12,700 TRY-25%
Bar Attendant12,600 TRY-25%
Bar Manager19,000 TRY+12%
Bar Supervisor15,000 TRY-11%
Barista13,300 TRY-21%
Bartender13,200 TRY-22%
Bellman10,800 TRY-36%
Beverage Manager19,300 TRY+14%
Bistro Attendant12,600 TRY-25%
Buffet Chef16,600 TRY-2%
Buffet Host11,600 TRY-31%
Buffet Manager17,700 TRY+5%
Butcher and Slaughterer11,200 TRY-34%
Cafeteria Manager17,500 TRY+4%
Cake Decorator13,100 TRY-22%
Casino Shift Manager22,700 TRY+34%
Chain Store Customer Support16,400 TRY-3%
Chef16,900 TRY-0%
Club Manager22,000 TRY+30%
Cluster Director25,200 TRY+49%
Cluster Revenue Manager24,400 TRY+44%
Cocktail Server12,200 TRY-28%
Coffee Shop Manager20,700 TRY+22%
Concierge12,300 TRY-27%
Confectionery Baker13,600 TRY-20%
Conference Services Manager17,000 TRY+1%
Cook15,900 TRY-6%
Corporate Sous Chef20,200 TRY+20%
Corporate Travel Consultant17,900 TRY+6%
Croupier14,400 TRY-15%
Culinary Assistant12,300 TRY-27%
Culinary Associate13,600 TRY-20%
Dietary Aide14,900 TRY-12%
Dining Room Supervisor17,600 TRY+4%
Dishwasher8,230 TRY-51%
Duty Manager18,900 TRY+12%
Events Coordinator16,800 TRY-1%
Executive Chef17,200 TRY+2%
Executive Pastry Chef15,000 TRY-11%
Fast Food Cook14,700 TRY-13%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor16,300 TRY-4%
Fine Dining Cook18,000 TRY+7%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef18,800 TRY+11%
Fleet Manager21,300 TRY+26%
Food and Beverage Manager20,500 TRY+21%
Food Consultant22,000 TRY+30%
Food Safety Coordinator18,400 TRY+9%
Food Server11,200 TRY-34%
Food Service Director20,600 TRY+22%
Food Service Manager22,300 TRY+32%
Food Service Sales18,500 TRY+9%
Food Service Worker11,700 TRY-31%
Front Desk Agent15,000 TRY-11%
Front Office Manager18,700 TRY+11%
Guest Service Executive21,000 TRY+24%
Guest Service Representative16,000 TRY-5%
Head Concierge14,800 TRY-12%
Hospitality Director29,200 TRY+73%
Hostess / Host16,000 TRY-5%
Hotel Desk Clerk12,100 TRY-28%
Hotel Maid8,710 TRY-48%
Hotel Manager28,200 TRY+67%
Hotel Sales Manager23,300 TRY+38%
Hotel Service Supervisor20,000 TRY+18%
Hotel Staff14,100 TRY-17%
Inventory Coordinator13,400 TRY-21%
Kitchen Manager17,400 TRY+3%
Kitchen Staff13,700 TRY-19%
Kitchen Supervisor15,500 TRY-8%
Line Cook16,200 TRY-4%
Luggage Porter8,220 TRY-51%
Motel Manager21,000 TRY+24%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant10,100 TRY-40%
Production Operator11,100 TRY-34%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator14,200 TRY-16%
Receptionist14,300 TRY-15%
Regional Restaurant Manager25,300 TRY+50%
Restaurant Manager23,800 TRY+41%
Room Reservations Manager22,000 TRY+30%
Room Service Manager22,400 TRY+33%
Sous Chef15,300 TRY-9%
Supervisor of Food Services18,300 TRY+8%
Tour Consultant16,900 TRY-0%
Travel Agent16,000 TRY-5%
Travel Consultant18,300 TRY+8%
Waiter / Waitress12,100 TRY-28%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ankara16,700 TRY
Antalya14,000 TRY
Istanbul18,200 TRY
Izmir15,900 TRY
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