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Executive Chef Average Salary in Greece 2021

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Greece?

Average Monthly Salary
1,640 EUR
( 19,700 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Executive Chef in Greece typically earns around 1,640 EUR per month. Salaries range from 810 EUR (lowest) to 2,560 EUR (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 Greece

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive Chef salaries in Greece range from 810 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 2,560 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,680 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 1,680 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,680 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 Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 1,120 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,120 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 2,160 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,160 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

Executive Chef Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Greece Executive 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 Executive Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Executive Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 950 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,230 EUR 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 1,690 EUR per month, 38% 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 2,100 EUR 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 2,250 EUR 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 2,400 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Executive Chef average salary change by experience in Greece

0 - 2 Years
950 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
1,230 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
1,690 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
2,100 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
2,250 EUR
20+ Years+7%
2,400 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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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 Greece Executive 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 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 1,350 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,230 EUR per month, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.

Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in Greece

High School
1,350 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+65%
2,230 EUR
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 Greece earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,690 EUR
1,580 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Greece for all Careers

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Executive Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Greece

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

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Executive Chef(s) in Greece are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% 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.

Greece / 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 Greece is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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Executive Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in Greece

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

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 Greece

9 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Greece is 9 EUR. This means that the average Executive Chef in Greece earns approximately 9 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.

Executive Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive Chef and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Greece
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The average salary for Executive Chef is 1% 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 Rounder930 EUR-43%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper700 EUR-57%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director3,050 EUR+86%
Assistant Hospitality Manager3,260 EUR+98%
Assistant Storekeeper610 EUR-63%
Assistant Tour Manager1,500 EUR-9%
Baker and Pastrycook790 EUR-52%
Bakery Manager1,710 EUR+4%
Bakery Superintendent1,120 EUR-32%
Banquet Manager1,170 EUR-29%
Banquet Server750 EUR-54%
Bar Attendant800 EUR-51%
Bar Manager1,570 EUR-4%
Bar Supervisor1,070 EUR-35%
Barista900 EUR-45%
Bartender930 EUR-43%
Bellman700 EUR-57%
Beverage Manager1,870 EUR+14%
Bistro Attendant770 EUR-53%
Buffet Chef1,390 EUR-15%
Buffet Host740 EUR-55%
Buffet Manager1,640 EUR-0%
Butcher and Slaughterer600 EUR-63%
Cafeteria Manager1,500 EUR-9%
Cake Decorator860 EUR-48%
Casino Shift Manager2,690 EUR+64%
Chain Store Customer Support1,250 EUR-24%
Chef1,470 EUR-11%
Club Manager2,890 EUR+76%
Cluster Director3,590 EUR+120%
Cluster Revenue Manager2,770 EUR+69%
Cocktail Server770 EUR-53%
Coffee Shop Manager2,610 EUR+59%
Concierge690 EUR-58%
Confectionery Baker850 EUR-48%
Conference Services Manager1,670 EUR+2%
Cook1,300 EUR-21%
Corporate Sous Chef2,000 EUR+22%
Corporate Travel Consultant2,170 EUR+32%
Croupier990 EUR-40%
Culinary Assistant680 EUR-59%
Culinary Associate670 EUR-59%
Dietary Aide1,420 EUR-14%
Dining Room Supervisor1,310 EUR-20%
Dishwasher570 EUR-65%
Duty Manager1,730 EUR+5%
Events Coordinator1,170 EUR-29%
Executive Chef1,640 EUR-0%
Executive Pastry Chef1,330 EUR-19%
Fast Food Cook1,210 EUR-26%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor1,240 EUR-25%
Fine Dining Cook2,100 EUR+28%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef2,020 EUR+23%
Fleet Manager3,660 EUR+120%
Food and Beverage Manager2,810 EUR+71%
Food Consultant2,280 EUR+39%
Food Safety Coordinator1,660 EUR+1%
Food Server760 EUR-54%
Food Service Director2,810 EUR+71%
Food Service Manager2,990 EUR+82%
Food Service Sales1,790 EUR+9%
Food Service Worker720 EUR-56%
Front Desk Agent860 EUR-48%
Front Office Manager1,550 EUR-6%
Guest Service Executive2,360 EUR+44%
Guest Service Representative970 EUR-41%
Head Concierge1,180 EUR-28%
Hospitality Director4,560 EUR+180%
Hostess / Host850 EUR-48%
Hotel Desk Clerk870 EUR-47%
Hotel Maid600 EUR-63%
Hotel Manager4,070 EUR+150%
Hotel Sales Manager3,140 EUR+91%
Hotel Service Supervisor2,250 EUR+37%
Hotel Staff760 EUR-54%
Inventory Coordinator970 EUR-41%
Kitchen Manager1,490 EUR-9%
Kitchen Staff800 EUR-51%
Kitchen Supervisor1,280 EUR-22%
Line Cook1,370 EUR-17%
Luggage Porter590 EUR-64%
Motel Manager2,380 EUR+45%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant800 EUR-51%
Production Operator1,190 EUR-28%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator1,350 EUR-18%
Receptionist860 EUR-48%
Regional Restaurant Manager3,240 EUR+97%
Restaurant Manager2,720 EUR+66%
Room Reservations Manager2,920 EUR+78%
Room Service Manager2,730 EUR+66%
Sous Chef1,550 EUR-6%
Supervisor of Food Services1,980 EUR+21%
Tour Consultant2,000 EUR+22%
Travel Agent1,460 EUR-11%
Travel Consultant2,030 EUR+24%
Waiter / Waitress720 EUR-56%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Athens1,850 EUR

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 Greece earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,370 EUR
Public Sector+6%
2,520 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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