Culinary Schools
In Merced, California

In Merced, there is only one culinary school where culinary faculty can find employment. The trends in Merced's culinary academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Merced Vs. California Culinary Employment

Merced 1,450
California 251,520

Exactly 1,450 of the 251,520 culinary professionals employed in California, work in Merced. Between 2006 and 2010, in Merced, there has been a 53% growth in the number of culinary professionals. As the employment for culinary professionals in Merced has increased, overall employment in Merced has also increased.

Merced Vs. California Culinary employment growth

256,200 269,590 269,290 257,280 251,520
950 1,170 1,330 1,490 1,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Merced

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Merced

$23,576 $24,330 $22,048 $22,688 $22,973
$35,130 $36,210 $37,520 $38,040 $39,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Merced
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Merced

Salaries for culinary professionals in Merced have decreased. In 2010 culinary professionals in Merced reportedly earned an average salary of $22,973 per year. Culinary professionals in Merced made a yearly average salary of $23,576, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of culinary professionals in Merced is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Merced

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Culinary professionals in Merced make a median yearly salary of $22,352. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $18,780 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 53% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Merced

Restaurant Management

Culinary professional salaries in Merced are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Merced


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

Culinary Programs Offered In Merced

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Merced's culinary school offers one culinary degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Merced

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Culinary Faculty Salaries in Merced, California

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