Culinary Schools
In Hilo, Hawaii

There is only one culinary school in Hilo for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Hilo, and the future trends. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Hilo Vs. Hawaii Culinary Employment

Hilo 3,930
Hawaii 9,330

Of the 9,330 culinary professionals employed in Hawaii, 3,930 work in Hilo. Between 2006 and 2010, in Hilo, there has been a 4% growth in the number of culinary professionals. As the employment for culinary professionals in Hilo has increased, overall employment in Hilo has also increased.

Hilo Vs. Hawaii Culinary employment growth

10,020 13,870 13,090 10,820 9,330
3,770 4,840 3,530 No data 3,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Hawaii
  • Dark Yellow: Hilo

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Hilo

$33,630 $31,880 $33,212 No data $36,060
$35,550 $37,670 $38,750 No data $39,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Hilo
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Hilo

Salaries for culinary professionals in Hilo have increased. In 2010 Hilo culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $36,060. Culinary professionals in Hilo made a yearly average salary of $33,630, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Hilo.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Hilo

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Culinary professionals in Hilo make a median yearly salary of $34,392. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 114%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,594 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $50,542 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Hilo

Restaurant Management

On average culinary professional salaries in Hilo are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Hilo


There is only one accredited culinary school in the city. Many of Hilo's culinary professionals are graduates of this school.

Culinary Programs Offered In Hilo


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in culinary offered by Hilo's culinary schools.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Hilo


In 2010 approximately 22 students completed culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Hilo, Hawaii

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