Culinary Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 6 culinary schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Culinary Employment

Chicago 48,500
Illinois 86,030

Exactly 48,500 of Illinois' 86,030 culinary professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of culinary professionals in Chicago has grown by 50%. As the employment for culinary professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Culinary employment growth

96,220 92,000 86,370 85,140 86,030
32,370 54,770 49,370 47,340 48,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$22,660 $24,394 $25,136 $25,764 $25,462
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for culinary professionals have increased. In 2010 Chicago culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $25,462. Culinary professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $22,660, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$17,842
25th percentile
$19,012
50th percentile
$23,448
75th percentile
$28,918
90th percentile
$36,676

Chicago culinary professionals earn a median yearly salary of $23,448. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $17,842 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $36,676 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Chicago

Culinary
$25,462
Hospitality
$34,014
Restaurant Management
$52,890

On average culinary professionals in Chicago earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Chicago.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Chicago

6

There are 6 accredited culinary schools in the city. Many of Chicago's culinary professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Culinary Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
9
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total16

Chicago's culinary schools offer 16 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Chicago

associate
693
bachelor
61
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
417
Total1,171

Approximately 1,171 students graduated from culinary courses in 2010.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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