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Executive Chef Average Salary in Bulgaria 2022

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Bulgaria?


Average Monthly Salary
2,370 BGN
( 28,400 BGN yearly)

LOW
1,230
BGN
AVERAGE
2,370
BGN
HIGH
3,620
BGN

A person working as an Executive Chef in Bulgaria typically earns around 2,370 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,230 BGN (lowest) to 3,620 BGN (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 Bulgaria

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive Chef salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,230 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 3,620 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,270 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 2,270 BGN while the other half are earning more than 2,270 BGN. 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 1,580 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,580 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 2,830 BGN while 25% are earning more than 2,830 BGN.


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?

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

An Executive Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,400 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,880 BGN per month, 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 2,440 BGN per month, 30% 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 2,950 BGN per month, 21% 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 3,230 BGN per month, 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 3,390 BGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Executive Chef average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
1,400 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,880 BGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
2,440 BGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
2,950 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,230 BGN
20+ Years+5%
3,390 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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.

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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 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 1,760 BGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,950 BGN per month, 68% more than someone having a High School degree.


Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

High School
1,760 BGN
Certificate or Diploma+68%
2,950 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Executive 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 Executive Chef employees in Bulgaria earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
2,450 BGN
Female-6%
2,300 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Executive Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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

Executive Chef

Executive Chef(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Bulgaria / 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 Bulgaria is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bulgaria for the year 2021. 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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Executive Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

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

50% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
50%
No Bonus
50%

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.

Executive Chef Average Hourly Wage in Bulgaria


14 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 14 BGN. This means that the average Executive Chef in Bulgaria earns approximately 14 BGN 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 Bulgaria
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The average salary for Executive Chef is 7% 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 Rounder1,330 BGN-44%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper980 BGN-59%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director4,480 BGN+89%
Assistant Hospitality Manager4,730 BGN+100%
Assistant Storekeeper870 BGN-63%
Assistant Tour Manager2,150 BGN-9%
Baker and Pastrycook1,100 BGN-54%
Bakery Manager2,400 BGN+1%
Bakery Superintendent1,630 BGN-31%
Banquet Manager1,790 BGN-24%
Banquet Server1,130 BGN-52%
Bar Attendant1,050 BGN-56%
Bar Manager2,310 BGN-2%
Bar Supervisor1,490 BGN-37%
Barista1,310 BGN-45%
Bartender1,290 BGN-45%
Bellman1,080 BGN-54%
Beverage Manager2,710 BGN+15%
Bistro Attendant1,170 BGN-51%
Buffet Chef1,910 BGN-19%
Buffet Host1,030 BGN-56%
Buffet Manager2,370 BGN+0%
Butcher and Slaughterer920 BGN-61%
Cafeteria Manager1,960 BGN-17%
Cake Decorator1,200 BGN-49%
Casino Shift Manager3,700 BGN+56%
Chain Store Customer Support1,690 BGN-29%
Chef2,120 BGN-10%
Club Manager3,760 BGN+59%
Cluster Director4,940 BGN+110%
Cluster Revenue Manager3,990 BGN+69%
Cocktail Server1,070 BGN-55%
Coffee Shop Manager3,570 BGN+51%
Concierge1,070 BGN-55%
Confectionery Baker1,270 BGN-46%
Conference Services Manager2,350 BGN-1%
Cook1,770 BGN-25%
Corporate Sous Chef3,080 BGN+30%
Corporate Travel Consultant3,100 BGN+31%
Croupier1,390 BGN-41%
Culinary Assistant920 BGN-61%
Culinary Associate950 BGN-60%
Dietary Aide2,030 BGN-14%
Dining Room Supervisor1,870 BGN-21%
Dishwasher860 BGN-64%
Duty Manager2,390 BGN+1%
Events Coordinator1,560 BGN-34%
Executive Chef2,370 BGN+0%
Executive Pastry Chef1,900 BGN-20%
Fast Food Cook1,730 BGN-27%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor1,860 BGN-21%
Fine Dining Cook2,850 BGN+20%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef3,060 BGN+29%
Fleet Manager5,110 BGN+120%
Food and Beverage Manager3,910 BGN+65%
Food Consultant3,330 BGN+41%
Food Safety Coordinator2,300 BGN-3%
Food Server1,030 BGN-56%
Food Service Director4,010 BGN+69%
Food Service Manager4,420 BGN+87%
Food Service Sales2,670 BGN+13%
Food Service Worker1,010 BGN-57%
Front Desk Agent1,300 BGN-45%
Front Office Manager2,320 BGN-2%
Guest Service Executive3,390 BGN+43%
Guest Service Representative1,370 BGN-42%
Head Concierge1,550 BGN-34%
Hospitality Director6,430 BGN+170%
Hostess / Host1,200 BGN-49%
Hotel Desk Clerk1,280 BGN-46%
Hotel Maid920 BGN-61%
Hotel Manager6,090 BGN+160%
Hotel Sales Manager4,620 BGN+95%
Hotel Service Supervisor3,540 BGN+50%
Hotel Staff1,090 BGN-54%
Inventory Coordinator1,400 BGN-41%
Kitchen Manager2,010 BGN-15%
Kitchen Staff1,140 BGN-52%
Kitchen Supervisor1,780 BGN-25%
Line Cook1,920 BGN-19%
Luggage Porter850 BGN-64%
Motel Manager3,530 BGN+49%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant1,130 BGN-52%
Production Operator1,730 BGN-27%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator1,980 BGN-16%
Receptionist1,200 BGN-49%
Regional Restaurant Manager4,810 BGN+100%
Restaurant Manager4,240 BGN+79%
Room Reservations Manager3,920 BGN+66%
Room Service Manager3,850 BGN+63%
Sous Chef2,340 BGN-1%
Supervisor of Food Services2,930 BGN+24%
Tour Consultant3,070 BGN+30%
Travel Agent2,050 BGN-13%
Travel Consultant3,050 BGN+29%
Waiter / Waitress1,060 BGN-55%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas2,310 BGN
Plovdiv2,540 BGN
Rousse2,240 BGN
Sofia2,660 BGN
Stara Zagora2,130 BGN
Varna2,420 BGN

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 Bulgaria earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,130 BGN
Public Sector+9%
3,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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