Culinary Schools
In Seattle, Washington

In Seattle, there are 5 culinary schools where culinary faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Seattle, and the future trends. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Culinary Employment

Seattle 17,590
Washington 39,000

Exactly 17,590 of the 39,000 culinary professionals employed in Washington State, work in Seattle. The number of culinary professionals in Seattle has grown by 5% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of culinary professionals in Seattle has increased, overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Culinary employment growth

37,400 37,790 39,850 39,520 39,000
16,740 17,510 17,690 17,220 17,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$27,416 $29,304 $29,922 $29,260 $29,502
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

Salaries for culinary professionals in Seattle have increased. In 2010 Seattle culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $29,502. The average salary for culinary professionals in Seattle was $27,416 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Seattle

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Culinary professionals in Seattle make a median yearly salary of $27,928. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $21,962 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 85% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Seattle

Restaurant Management

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

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Seattle


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

Culinary Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 9 degree and certificate programs in culinary offered by Seattle's culinary schools.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 289 students completed culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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