Hey all! I found these forums in an attempt to get some advice on a job offer. I was recently offered a position as executive chef at a corporate restaurant starting at 48k a year, health, 401k, bonus. I'm a fairly young male 31y.o with just over ten years experience in kitchens, and a graduate of le cordon bleu Pasadena, CA in 2003. I am excited for the opportunity, but I just want to be sure that is a fair offer. Should I attempt to negotiate a higher offer, is my current offer fair? I would appreciate any insight on this. Thanks
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To me, 48k seems a LITTLE on the low side. Also depends on your bonus structure...the 401(k) and all that are nice as well. I would think mid-50's would be optimal, especially for a chain, but you must also take into account all the benefits. And like I said, if your bonus is decent and attainable, then 48k is a good start.
You might try to negotiate for 2-3k more per year, and see where that gets you.