Restaurant Management Schools In California

California has 2 accredited restaurant management schools where restaurant management faculty who teach restaurant management classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of restaurant management and restaurant management training in California, which includes restaurant management training at the following levels:

  • Restaurant Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Restaurant Management


  1. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena

    521 East Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

California Vs. National Restaurant Management Employment

California 30,100
National 186,830

Approximately 16% of the country's restaurant management professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Restaurant management professionals In California

29,930 32,390 32,820 32,740 30,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of restaurant management professionals is growing in California. 170 more restaurant management professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of restaurant management professionals has grown by 1%. This is slower than the trend for restaurant management professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of restaurant management professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Restaurant Management VS. All Professions salaries in California

$46,260 $47,860 $49,840 $51,090 $52,030
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Restaurant Management
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to restaurant management professionals are growing in California. In 2006 restaurant management professionals made a mean salary of $46,260 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,030 per year.

Salary percentiles for Restaurant management professionals in California

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This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of restaurant management. The pay differential between the highest paid restaurant management professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 109%

Average Salaries for Restaurant management professionals and related professions in California

Business Administration
Business Management
Restaurant Management
Small Business

In California, restaurant management professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Restaurant Management programs available for each degree type for all schools in California


As the number of restaurant management professionals is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited restaurant management schools in California state is decreasing. In 2006, 294 students graduated from restaurant management courses in California. And in 2010, 65 students graduated.

Thus there was a 78% percent decrease in the number of restaurant management school degree or certificate graduates in California. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in restaurant management.

Restaurant Management Faculty Salaries in California

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