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Culinary Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 4 accredited schools where culinary classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in culinary training at the following levels:


  1. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

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  2. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

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  3. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

    1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36108-3199

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  4. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

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Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Culinary Employment

Alabama 33,440
National 2,077,050

Approximately 2% of the country's culinary professionals work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Alabama

33,370 35,420 35,840 36,230 33,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, the field of culinary is growing. In Alabama, 70 more culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of culinary has grown by 0% in Alabama. This is slower 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 Alabama

$18,414 $19,842 $20,870 $22,448 $23,242
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of culinary professionals is growing, the salaries paid to culinary professionals are increasing in Alabama. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $18,414 per year, and in 2010 they made $23,242 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Alabama

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This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 80% pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Alabama

Restaurant Management

In Alabama, culinary professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited culinary schools in Alabama is decreasing. In 2006 there were 146 culinary graduates from culinary courses in Alabama and in 2010 there were 31 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 79%. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned a associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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