Culinary Schools
In Charlotte, North Carolina

There are 3 culinary schools in Charlotte for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the city of Charlotte, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary
  • Bachelors degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Charlotte Vs. North Carolina Culinary Employment

Charlotte 10,010
North Carolina 49,960

Exactly 10,010 of the 49,960 culinary professionals employed in North Carolina, work in Charlotte. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of culinary professionals in Charlotte has shrunk by 2%. As the number of culinary professionals in Charlotte has decreased, overall employment in Charlotte has increased.

Charlotte Vs. North Carolina Culinary employment growth

50,780 50,760 51,000 51,690 49,960
10,190 10,670 11,860 10,870 10,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Charlotte

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Charlotte

$22,664 $23,340 $23,096 $25,164 $26,558
$39,710 $41,200 $42,490 $43,890 $44,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Charlotte
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Charlotte

As the number of culinary professionals in Charlotte has shrunk, salaries for culinary professionals have increased. In 2010 Charlotte culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $26,558. The average salary for culinary professionals in Charlotte was $22,664 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Charlotte is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Charlotte

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Culinary professionals in Charlotte earn a median salary of $25,160 per year. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $17,588 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $37,514 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Charlotte

Restaurant Management

Charlotte culinary professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Charlotte


Many of Charlotte's culinary professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited culinary schools in the city.

Culinary Programs Offered In Charlotte


Charlotte's culinary schools offer 7 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Charlotte


In 2010 approximately 551 students graduated from culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina

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