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Chef Average Salary in Finland 2020

How much money does a Chef make in Finland?

Average Monthly Salary
2,890 EUR
( 34,700 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Chef in Finland typically earns around 2,890 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,500 EUR (lowest) to 4,420 EUR (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 Finland

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

  • Salary Range

    Chef salaries in Finland range from 1,500 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,420 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,770 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef(s) are earning less than 2,770 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,770 EUR. 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 1,920 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,920 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chef(s) are earning less than 3,450 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,450 EUR.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Finland Chef
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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 1,710 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,290 EUR 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 2,980 EUR 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, Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,600 EUR 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 3,940 EUR 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 4,140 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Chef average salary change by experience in Finland

0 - 2 Years
1,710 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,290 EUR
5 - 10 Years+30%
2,980 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
3,600 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,940 EUR
20+ Years+5%
4,140 EUR
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.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Finland Chef
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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 2,140 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,600 EUR per month, 68% more than someone having a High School degree.

Chef average salary difference by education level in Finland

High School
2,140 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+68%
3,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Chef Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Finland Chef
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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 Finland earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,830 EUR
2,950 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Finland for all Careers

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Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Finland

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


Chef(s) in Finland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 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.

Finland / 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 Finland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Finland 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.

47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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
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.

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 employees in Finland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,580 EUR
Public Sector+5%
4,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Chef Average Hourly Wage in Finland

17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Finland is 17 EUR. This means that the average Chef in Finland earns approximately 17 EUR 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 Finland
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The average salary for Chef is 9% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder1,850 EUR-36%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper1,300 EUR-55%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director5,770 EUR+100%
Assistant Hospitality Manager5,950 EUR+110%
Assistant Storekeeper1,260 EUR-56%
Assistant Tour Manager2,880 EUR-0%
Baker and Pastrycook1,600 EUR-45%
Bakery Manager3,550 EUR+23%
Bakery Superintendent2,230 EUR-23%
Banquet Manager2,300 EUR-20%
Banquet Server1,420 EUR-51%
Bar Attendant1,550 EUR-46%
Bar Manager3,090 EUR+7%
Bar Supervisor2,070 EUR-28%
Barista1,720 EUR-40%
Bartender1,790 EUR-38%
Bellman1,470 EUR-49%
Beverage Manager3,550 EUR+23%
Bistro Attendant1,560 EUR-46%
Buffet Chef2,710 EUR-6%
Buffet Host1,400 EUR-52%
Buffet Manager3,370 EUR+17%
Butcher and Slaughterer1,230 EUR-57%
Cafeteria Manager2,720 EUR-6%
Cake Decorator1,730 EUR-40%
Casino Shift Manager5,360 EUR+86%
Chain Store Customer Support2,500 EUR-13%
Chef2,890 EUR+0%
Club Manager5,450 EUR+89%
Cluster Director7,140 EUR+150%
Cluster Revenue Manager5,450 EUR+89%
Cocktail Server1,490 EUR-48%
Coffee Shop Manager5,080 EUR+76%
Concierge1,350 EUR-53%
Confectionery Baker1,670 EUR-42%
Conference Services Manager3,330 EUR+15%
Cook2,420 EUR-16%
Corporate Sous Chef4,200 EUR+45%
Corporate Travel Consultant3,980 EUR+38%
Croupier2,060 EUR-29%
Culinary Assistant1,280 EUR-56%
Culinary Associate1,240 EUR-57%
Dietary Aide2,940 EUR+2%
Dining Room Supervisor2,600 EUR-10%
Dishwasher1,130 EUR-61%
Duty Manager3,470 EUR+20%
Events Coordinator2,260 EUR-22%
Executive Chef3,160 EUR+9%
Executive Pastry Chef2,590 EUR-10%
Fast Food Cook2,220 EUR-23%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor2,340 EUR-19%
Fine Dining Cook4,220 EUR+46%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef4,250 EUR+47%
Fleet Manager7,260 EUR+150%
Food and Beverage Manager5,230 EUR+81%
Food Consultant4,630 EUR+60%
Food Safety Coordinator3,330 EUR+15%
Food Server1,470 EUR-49%
Food Service Director5,370 EUR+86%
Food Service Manager5,680 EUR+97%
Food Service Sales3,370 EUR+17%
Food Service Worker1,490 EUR-48%
Front Desk Agent1,730 EUR-40%
Front Office Manager3,050 EUR+6%
Guest Service Executive4,720 EUR+63%
Guest Service Representative1,990 EUR-31%
Head Concierge2,300 EUR-20%
Hospitality Director8,940 EUR+210%
Hostess / Host1,740 EUR-40%
Hotel Desk Clerk1,640 EUR-43%
Hotel Maid1,260 EUR-56%
Hotel Manager8,310 EUR+190%
Hotel Sales Manager6,180 EUR+110%
Hotel Service Supervisor4,550 EUR+58%
Hotel Staff1,520 EUR-47%
Inventory Coordinator1,910 EUR-34%
Kitchen Manager2,690 EUR-7%
Kitchen Staff1,590 EUR-45%
Kitchen Supervisor2,380 EUR-18%
Line Cook2,620 EUR-9%
Luggage Porter1,140 EUR-61%
Motel Manager4,640 EUR+61%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant1,540 EUR-47%
Production Operator2,360 EUR-18%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator2,650 EUR-8%
Receptionist1,670 EUR-42%
Regional Restaurant Manager6,180 EUR+110%
Restaurant Manager5,670 EUR+96%
Room Reservations Manager5,450 EUR+89%
Room Service Manager5,040 EUR+75%
Sous Chef3,260 EUR+13%
Supervisor of Food Services3,990 EUR+38%
Tour Consultant3,940 EUR+36%
Travel Agent2,920 EUR+1%
Travel Consultant4,000 EUR+39%
Waiter / Waitress1,420 EUR-51%

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