Culinary Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there are 5 culinary schools where culinary faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the city of Pittsburgh, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Culinary Employment

Pittsburgh 18,410
Pennsylvania 80,830

Of the 80,830 culinary professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 18,410 work in Pittsburgh. Between 2006 and 2010, in Pittsburgh, there has been a 3% growth in the number of culinary professionals. As the employment for culinary professionals in Pittsburgh has increased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has also increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Culinary employment growth

83,100 80,140 79,380 80,010 80,830
17,820 17,260 17,480 18,390 18,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$20,906 $22,616 $23,884 $25,254 $25,672
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, salaries for culinary professionals have increased. In 2010 Pittsburgh culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $25,672. The average salary for culinary professionals in Pittsburgh was $20,906 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Pittsburgh is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Pittsburgh

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Culinary professionals in Pittsburgh earn a median salary of $24,682 per year. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $18,590 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $34,368 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Restaurant Management

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

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Pittsburgh


There are 5 accredited culinary schools in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's culinary professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Culinary Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh's culinary schools offer 8 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Pittsburgh


In 2010 approximately 458 students graduated from culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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