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 salaries in Turkey range from 8,280 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 26,400 TRY per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
|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 Chef employees in Turkey earn 16% more than their female counterparts.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Chef employees in Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
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.
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 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||15,100 TRY||-11%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||12,700 TRY||-25%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||23,500 TRY||+39%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||25,600 TRY||+51%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||10,000 TRY||-41%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||18,400 TRY||+9%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||12,900 TRY||-24%|
|Bakery Manager||17,900 TRY||+6%|
|Bakery Superintendent||16,000 TRY||-5%|
|Banquet Manager||15,000 TRY||-11%|
|Banquet Server||12,700 TRY||-25%|
|Bar Attendant||12,600 TRY||-25%|
|Bar Manager||19,000 TRY||+12%|
|Bar Supervisor||15,000 TRY||-11%|
|Beverage Manager||19,300 TRY||+14%|
|Bistro Attendant||12,600 TRY||-25%|
|Buffet Chef||16,600 TRY||-2%|
|Buffet Host||11,600 TRY||-31%|
|Buffet Manager||17,700 TRY||+5%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||11,200 TRY||-34%|
|Cafeteria Manager||17,500 TRY||+4%|
|Cake Decorator||13,100 TRY||-22%|
|Casino Shift Manager||22,700 TRY||+34%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||16,400 TRY||-3%|
|Club Manager||22,000 TRY||+30%|
|Cluster Director||25,200 TRY||+49%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||24,400 TRY||+44%|
|Cocktail Server||12,200 TRY||-28%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||20,700 TRY||+22%|
|Confectionery Baker||13,600 TRY||-20%|
|Conference Services Manager||17,000 TRY||+1%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||20,200 TRY||+20%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||17,900 TRY||+6%|
|Culinary Assistant||12,300 TRY||-27%|
|Culinary Associate||13,600 TRY||-20%|
|Dietary Aide||14,900 TRY||-12%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||17,600 TRY||+4%|
|Duty Manager||18,900 TRY||+12%|
|Events Coordinator||16,800 TRY||-1%|
|Executive Chef||17,200 TRY||+2%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||15,000 TRY||-11%|
|Fast Food Cook||14,700 TRY||-13%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||16,300 TRY||-4%|
|Fine Dining Cook||18,000 TRY||+7%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||18,800 TRY||+11%|
|Fleet Manager||21,300 TRY||+26%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||20,500 TRY||+21%|
|Food Consultant||22,000 TRY||+30%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||18,400 TRY||+9%|
|Food Server||11,200 TRY||-34%|
|Food Service Director||20,600 TRY||+22%|
|Food Service Manager||22,300 TRY||+32%|
|Food Service Sales||18,500 TRY||+9%|
|Food Service Worker||11,700 TRY||-31%|
|Front Desk Agent||15,000 TRY||-11%|
|Front Office Manager||18,700 TRY||+11%|
|Guest Service Executive||21,000 TRY||+24%|
|Guest Service Representative||16,000 TRY||-5%|
|Head Concierge||14,800 TRY||-12%|
|Hospitality Director||29,200 TRY||+73%|
|Hostess / Host||16,000 TRY||-5%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||12,100 TRY||-28%|
|Hotel Maid||8,710 TRY||-48%|
|Hotel Manager||28,200 TRY||+67%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||23,300 TRY||+38%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||20,000 TRY||+18%|
|Hotel Staff||14,100 TRY||-17%|
|Inventory Coordinator||13,400 TRY||-21%|
|Kitchen Manager||17,400 TRY||+3%|
|Kitchen Staff||13,700 TRY||-19%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||15,500 TRY||-8%|
|Line Cook||16,200 TRY||-4%|
|Luggage Porter||8,220 TRY||-51%|
|Motel Manager||21,000 TRY||+24%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||10,100 TRY||-40%|
|Production Operator||11,100 TRY||-34%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||14,200 TRY||-16%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||25,300 TRY||+50%|
|Restaurant Manager||23,800 TRY||+41%|
|Room Reservations Manager||22,000 TRY||+30%|
|Room Service Manager||22,400 TRY||+33%|
|Sous Chef||15,300 TRY||-9%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||18,300 TRY||+8%|
|Tour Consultant||16,900 TRY||-0%|
|Travel Agent||16,000 TRY||-5%|
|Travel Consultant||18,300 TRY||+8%|
|Waiter / Waitress||12,100 TRY||-28%|