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Culinary Schools In Alaska

Alaska has 3 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Alaska, and the future trends in culinary training at the following levels:


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

    809 Second Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Culinary Employment

Alaska 3,810
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Alaska

4,430 4,920 4,850 4,190 3,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, culinary is a shrinking field. 620 less culinary professionals were working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of culinary has shrunk by 14% in Alaska. This decline is faster than the change in the number of culinary professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$27,800 $20,904 $30,024 $30,510 $29,538
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of culinary professionals is declining, the salaries paid to culinary professionals are increasing in Alaska. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $27,800 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $29,538 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Alaska

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This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alaska, 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 97%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Alaska

Restaurant Management

In Alaska, culinary professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of culinary professionals is decreasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited culinary schools in Alaska state is increasing. In 2006 there were 20 culinary graduates from culinary courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 56 graduates.

This represents a 180% increase in the number of culinary degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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