Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters
Career Articles

Executive Chef Average Salary in Turkey 2021

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Turkey?

Average Monthly Salary
5,660 TRY
( 67,900 TRY yearly)


A person working as an Executive Chef in Turkey typically earns around 5,660 TRY per month. Salaries range from 2,720 TRY (lowest) to 8,880 TRY (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 Turkey

Median and salary distribution monthly Turkey Executive Chef
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-turkey-executive-chef.jpg

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive Chef salaries in Turkey range from 2,720 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 8,880 TRY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,880 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 5,880 TRY while the other half are earning more than 5,880 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 Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 3,870 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 3,870 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 7,680 TRY while 25% are earning more than 7,680 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

Executive Chef Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Turkey Executive Chef
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/salary-comparison-by-years-of-experience-monthly-turkey-executive-chef.jpg

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 3,180 TRY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,500 TRY 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 5,920 TRY per month, 31% 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 7,280 TRY 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 7,740 TRY 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 8,480 TRY per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Executive Chef average salary change by experience in Turkey

0 - 2 Years
3,180 TRY
2 - 5 Years+42%
4,500 TRY
5 - 10 Years+31%
5,920 TRY
10 - 15 Years+23%
7,280 TRY
15 - 20 Years+6%
7,740 TRY
20+ Years+10%
8,480 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

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.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Turkey Executive Chef
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/salary-comparison-by-education-level-monthly-turkey-executive-chef.jpg

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 4,260 TRY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,340 TRY per month, 72% more than someone having a High School degree.

Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in Turkey

High School
4,260 TRY
Certificate or Diploma+72%
7,340 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

Executive Chef Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Turkey Executive Chef
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-turkey-executive-chef.jpg

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 Turkey earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,960 TRY
5,510 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Turkey
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-turkey.jpg
Get Paid to share this page with others!
Get $25 on sign up.

Executive Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkey

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

Executive Chef

Executive 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Turkey Executive Chef
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/annual-salary-increment-rate-turkey-executive-chef.jpg

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

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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Turkey 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

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Executive Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in Turkey

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Turkey Executive Chef
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/annual-salary-bonus-rate-turkey-executive-chef.jpg

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.

44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% 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 Turkey

33 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 33 TRY. This means that the average Executive Chef in Turkey earns approximately 33 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.

Executive Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive Chef and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Turkey
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/turkey/food-hospitality-tourism-catering/executive-chef/salary-comparison-between-executive-chef-and-food-hospitality-tourism-catering-monthly-turkey.jpg

The average salary for Executive Chef is 8% 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 Rounder3,270 TRY-42%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,430 TRY-57%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director10,200 TRY+80%
Assistant Hospitality Manager11,400 TRY+100%
Assistant Storekeeper2,110 TRY-63%
Assistant Tour Manager5,350 TRY-5%
Baker and Pastrycook2,780 TRY-51%
Bakery Manager5,740 TRY+1%
Bakery Superintendent4,080 TRY-28%
Banquet Manager3,990 TRY-29%
Banquet Server2,610 TRY-54%
Bar Attendant2,570 TRY-55%
Bar Manager5,190 TRY-8%
Bar Supervisor3,660 TRY-35%
Barista3,190 TRY-44%
Bartender3,100 TRY-45%
Bellman2,580 TRY-54%
Beverage Manager6,450 TRY+14%
Bistro Attendant2,790 TRY-51%
Buffet Chef4,610 TRY-18%
Buffet Host2,670 TRY-53%
Buffet Manager5,510 TRY-3%
Butcher and Slaughterer2,110 TRY-63%
Cafeteria Manager4,910 TRY-13%
Cake Decorator3,030 TRY-46%
Casino Shift Manager9,170 TRY+62%
Chain Store Customer Support4,380 TRY-23%
Chef5,180 TRY-8%
Club Manager9,710 TRY+72%
Cluster Director12,200 TRY+120%
Cluster Revenue Manager9,780 TRY+73%
Cocktail Server2,740 TRY-52%
Coffee Shop Manager8,650 TRY+53%
Concierge2,530 TRY-55%
Confectionery Baker3,090 TRY-45%
Conference Services Manager5,680 TRY+0%
Cook4,510 TRY-20%
Corporate Sous Chef7,380 TRY+30%
Corporate Travel Consultant7,350 TRY+30%
Croupier3,330 TRY-41%
Culinary Assistant2,210 TRY-61%
Culinary Associate2,250 TRY-60%
Dietary Aide4,930 TRY-13%
Dining Room Supervisor4,600 TRY-19%
Dishwasher2,100 TRY-63%
Duty Manager6,050 TRY+7%
Events Coordinator4,030 TRY-29%
Executive Chef5,660 TRY+0%
Executive Pastry Chef4,560 TRY-19%
Fast Food Cook3,940 TRY-30%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor4,140 TRY-27%
Fine Dining Cook7,110 TRY+26%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,220 TRY+28%
Fleet Manager12,900 TRY+130%
Food and Beverage Manager9,170 TRY+62%
Food Consultant7,710 TRY+36%
Food Safety Coordinator5,810 TRY+3%
Food Server2,450 TRY-57%
Food Service Director9,400 TRY+66%
Food Service Manager10,700 TRY+89%
Food Service Sales6,200 TRY+10%
Food Service Worker2,410 TRY-57%
Front Desk Agent3,100 TRY-45%
Front Office Manager5,310 TRY-6%
Guest Service Executive8,010 TRY+42%
Guest Service Representative3,470 TRY-39%
Head Concierge3,790 TRY-33%
Hospitality Director14,600 TRY+160%
Hostess / Host3,040 TRY-46%
Hotel Desk Clerk2,910 TRY-49%
Hotel Maid2,210 TRY-61%
Hotel Manager13,800 TRY+140%
Hotel Sales Manager10,400 TRY+84%
Hotel Service Supervisor7,910 TRY+40%
Hotel Staff2,570 TRY-55%
Inventory Coordinator3,220 TRY-43%
Kitchen Manager4,910 TRY-13%
Kitchen Staff2,750 TRY-51%
Kitchen Supervisor4,180 TRY-26%
Line Cook4,420 TRY-22%
Luggage Porter2,160 TRY-62%
Motel Manager8,420 TRY+49%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,650 TRY-53%
Production Operator4,330 TRY-23%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator4,640 TRY-18%
Receptionist2,950 TRY-48%
Regional Restaurant Manager11,200 TRY+98%
Restaurant Manager9,740 TRY+72%
Room Reservations Manager9,820 TRY+74%
Room Service Manager9,520 TRY+68%
Sous Chef5,540 TRY-2%
Supervisor of Food Services6,480 TRY+15%
Tour Consultant6,850 TRY+21%
Travel Agent4,970 TRY-12%
Travel Consultant7,410 TRY+31%
Waiter / Waitress2,540 TRY-55%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ankara5,750 TRY
Antalya5,400 TRY
Istanbul6,250 TRY
Izmir5,480 TRY

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 Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,630 TRY
Public Sector+5%
8,010 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Get Paid to share this page with others!
Get $25 on sign up.

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2021