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 salaries in Finland range from 1,500 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,420 EUR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+68%|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 employees in Finland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 9% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||1,850 EUR||-36%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||1,300 EUR||-55%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||5,770 EUR||+100%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||5,950 EUR||+110%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||1,260 EUR||-56%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||2,880 EUR||-0%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||1,600 EUR||-45%|
|Bakery Manager||3,550 EUR||+23%|
|Bakery Superintendent||2,230 EUR||-23%|
|Banquet Manager||2,300 EUR||-20%|
|Banquet Server||1,420 EUR||-51%|
|Bar Attendant||1,550 EUR||-46%|
|Bar Manager||3,090 EUR||+7%|
|Bar Supervisor||2,070 EUR||-28%|
|Beverage Manager||3,550 EUR||+23%|
|Bistro Attendant||1,560 EUR||-46%|
|Buffet Chef||2,710 EUR||-6%|
|Buffet Host||1,400 EUR||-52%|
|Buffet Manager||3,370 EUR||+17%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||1,230 EUR||-57%|
|Cafeteria Manager||2,720 EUR||-6%|
|Cake Decorator||1,730 EUR||-40%|
|Casino Shift Manager||5,360 EUR||+86%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||2,500 EUR||-13%|
|Club Manager||5,450 EUR||+89%|
|Cluster Director||7,140 EUR||+150%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||5,450 EUR||+89%|
|Cocktail Server||1,490 EUR||-48%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||5,080 EUR||+76%|
|Confectionery Baker||1,670 EUR||-42%|
|Conference Services Manager||3,330 EUR||+15%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||4,200 EUR||+45%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||3,980 EUR||+38%|
|Culinary Assistant||1,280 EUR||-56%|
|Culinary Associate||1,240 EUR||-57%|
|Dietary Aide||2,940 EUR||+2%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||2,600 EUR||-10%|
|Duty Manager||3,470 EUR||+20%|
|Events Coordinator||2,260 EUR||-22%|
|Executive Chef||3,160 EUR||+9%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||2,590 EUR||-10%|
|Fast Food Cook||2,220 EUR||-23%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||2,340 EUR||-19%|
|Fine Dining Cook||4,220 EUR||+46%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||4,250 EUR||+47%|
|Fleet Manager||7,260 EUR||+150%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||5,230 EUR||+81%|
|Food Consultant||4,630 EUR||+60%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||3,330 EUR||+15%|
|Food Server||1,470 EUR||-49%|
|Food Service Director||5,370 EUR||+86%|
|Food Service Manager||5,680 EUR||+97%|
|Food Service Sales||3,370 EUR||+17%|
|Food Service Worker||1,490 EUR||-48%|
|Front Desk Agent||1,730 EUR||-40%|
|Front Office Manager||3,050 EUR||+6%|
|Guest Service Executive||4,720 EUR||+63%|
|Guest Service Representative||1,990 EUR||-31%|
|Head Concierge||2,300 EUR||-20%|
|Hospitality Director||8,940 EUR||+210%|
|Hostess / Host||1,740 EUR||-40%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||1,640 EUR||-43%|
|Hotel Maid||1,260 EUR||-56%|
|Hotel Manager||8,310 EUR||+190%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||6,180 EUR||+110%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||4,550 EUR||+58%|
|Hotel Staff||1,520 EUR||-47%|
|Inventory Coordinator||1,910 EUR||-34%|
|Kitchen Manager||2,690 EUR||-7%|
|Kitchen Staff||1,590 EUR||-45%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||2,380 EUR||-18%|
|Line Cook||2,620 EUR||-9%|
|Luggage Porter||1,140 EUR||-61%|
|Motel Manager||4,640 EUR||+61%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||1,540 EUR||-47%|
|Production Operator||2,360 EUR||-18%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||2,650 EUR||-8%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||6,180 EUR||+110%|
|Restaurant Manager||5,670 EUR||+96%|
|Room Reservations Manager||5,450 EUR||+89%|
|Room Service Manager||5,040 EUR||+75%|
|Sous Chef||3,260 EUR||+13%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||3,990 EUR||+38%|
|Tour Consultant||3,940 EUR||+36%|
|Travel Agent||2,920 EUR||+1%|
|Travel Consultant||4,000 EUR||+39%|
|Waiter / Waitress||1,420 EUR||-51%|