How Much Money do Chefs Make a Year?

The salaries of those who prepare the exquisite culinary delights of America’s major restaurants and hotels vary considerably. A Kitchen Manager Sous Chef’s salary is approximately $49,000. He or she is second only to the Chief Executive on the pay scale. A regular Chef’s salary approximates $47,000.Surprisingly, a Restaurant Manager General Manager has a salary of $49,000 and a fast food general manager makes $48,000. Other salaries for those who cook for America range from $26,000 for a lead cook to $46,000 for a Sous Chef. These salaries are charted on a website that can be found at