Culinary Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has is only one accredited culinary school where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary training in South Dakota, which includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


  1. Mitchell Technical Institute

    821 N Capital St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Culinary Employment

South Dakota 7,370
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In South Dakota

7,840 7,460 7,340 7,490 7,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of culinary professionals is shrinking in South Dakota. In South Dakota, 470 less culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for culinary professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$20,478 $21,920 $22,666 $22,930 $23,660
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of culinary professionals is declining, the salaries earned by culinary professionals are increasing. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $20,478 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $23,660 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in South Dakota

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25th percentile
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75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary. The pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 74%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Restaurant Management

Culinary professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the only accredited culinary school in South Dakota is decreasing. In South Dakota, there were 12 graduates in 2006. And there were 3 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

This represents a 75% decrease in the number of culinary degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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