Chefs who cook for sororities usually report to a realty board or group of alumni advisers who manage the sororities. These professionals prepare daily meals for the sorority members. They plan meals, order the necessary food items and cook three meals a day on weekdays. Weekend hours are usually left to the discretion of the advisory board. Sorority chefs usually earn annual salaries.
Average Salary and Benefits
Sorority chefs earned average annual salaries of $40,000, according to July 2011 information from Indeed.com. Their salaries are usually contingent upon experience, size of their organizations and areas of the country in which they work. Like other chefs, full-time workers typically receive benefits such as medical and life insurance, paid holidays and vacations and retirement benefits. They may also get free meals.
Salary by State
Sorority chef's salaries vary somewhat by state and region. Those in Washington, D.C. earned the highest annual salaries at $45,000, according to Indeed.com. Sorority chefs in Connecticut made $43,000 annually. Those in Texas earned closer to average salaries at $41,000 per year. And sorority chefs in Florida and South Dakota earned salaries below the national average at $38,000 and $35,000 per year, respectively.
Sorority chefs usually earn higher salaries on the coasts or in cities where the cost of living is higher. For example, those in New York and San Francisco earned the highest annual salaries at $49,000 each, according to Indeed.com. They earned $45,000 per year in Boston. And those in Chicago earned annual salaries of $42,000.
Jobs for chefs, including sorority chefs, are expected to increase 6 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to December 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the job growth for these professionals will be as a result of population increases. Similarly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the enrollment in post-secondary schools or colleges will increase more rapidly than that of high schools or middle schools, which can positively impact sorority chefs' salaries. Additional opportunities will be added from those retiring from the profession.
2016 Salary Information for Chefs and Head Cooks
Chefs and head cooks earned a median annual salary of $43,180 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, chefs and head cooks earned a 25th percentile salary of $32,230, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $59,080, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 146,500 people were employed in the U.S. as chefs and head cooks.
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary; July 2011
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Chefs, Head Cooks, and Food Preparation and Serving Supervisors; December 2009
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Education Administrators; December 2009
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in Washington, DC; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in Connecticut; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in New York, NY; July 2011
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Chefs and Head Cooks
- Career Trend: Chefs and Head Cooks
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in Texas; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in Florida; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in South Dakota; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in San Francisco, CA; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in Boston, MA; July 2011
- Indeed: Sorority Chef Salary in Chicago, IL; July 2011
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