Culinary Schools
In Portland, Oregon

Culinary faculty can choose to work at one of 2 culinary schools in Portland. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the city of Portland, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Culinary Employment

Portland 16,710
Oregon 29,030

Exactly 16,710 of the 29,030 culinary professionals employed in Oregon, work in Portland. There has been a 6% growth in the number of culinary professionals in Portland between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Portland has also increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Culinary employment growth

27,830 28,340 28,880 29,260 29,030
15,790 15,500 15,800 16,620 16,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$23,770 $24,976 $25,838 $26,732 $28,692
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

Salaries for culinary professionals in Portland have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $28,692 per year was earned by culinary professionals in Portland. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for culinary professionals in Portland was $23,770 per year. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Portland is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Portland

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Culinary professionals in Portland earn a median salary of $26,946 per year. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 87%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $21,432 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $40,068 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Portland

Restaurant Management

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

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Portland


There are 2 accredited culinary schools in the city. Many of Portland's culinary professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Culinary Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's culinary schools offer 5 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Portland


Approximately 377 students graduated from culinary courses in 2010.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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