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Wages in Different Countries

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I'm about to start culinary school in 2014 and I'm trying to plan ahead. Question: In what countries are both savory and pastry chefs the most well paid? I know wages are crap in the US, but how about Canada? The UK?France? Italy? Elsewhere?

I'm willing to move for a more comfortable lifestyle and would love to hear how the wages for both kinds of chefs differ in different countries.

I searched the forums and didn't see an answer to this question, so sorry if it's been posted before.
post #2 of 6

its not just the country , depends on location , city , the restaurant , you boss ...

 

Besides most culinary school grads will earn minimum wage in most restaurants around the globe. 

My advice dont go into the culinary career for the money , go for the experience , the passion , once you get experience you salary will increase. 

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Obviously this isn't a career choice you go into for the money. wink.gif That's said, if you follow your passion into cookery, it's probably smart to research where/how you'll be the most comfortable financially instead of just settling for whenever you happen to be geographically. Since I'm not attached to my location, I'm willing to move to a place that will make following my passion easier and a little more lucrative.
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Since I'm not attached to my location, I'm willing to move to a place that will make following my passion easier and a little more lucrative.

To me, it seems your present location is going to be hard to beat for that criteria. I have lived and worked in San Francisco, across the United States, and internationally as well. SanFrancisco is a foodie mecca which lends itself well to finding a position and wage in this profession that suits the looker.

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True, but the cost of living here is going up at a ridiculous rate - rents have gone up 20% in the past year and a half. :/ That's the main reason I'm interested in moving on!

post #6 of 6
I'm from Canada but I'm living and working in the UK at the moment. From what I've seen the wages are comparable, so it's more down to cost of living and, of course, where you'd prefer to live.
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