Culinary Schools
In Cedar Rapids, Iowa

In Cedar Rapids, there is only one culinary school where culinary faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the city of Cedar Rapids, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Cedar Rapids Vs. Iowa Culinary Employment

Cedar Rapids 1,090
Iowa 23,630

Of the 23,630 culinary professionals employed in Iowa, 1,090 work in Cedar Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of culinary professionals in Cedar Rapids has shrunk by 52%. As the employment for culinary professionals in Cedar Rapids has decreased, overall employment in Cedar Rapids has also decreased.

Cedar Rapids Vs. Iowa Culinary employment growth

27,890 26,000 25,980 24,700 23,630
2,250 2,060 1,710 1,550 1,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Cedar Rapids

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Cedar Rapids

$20,664 $21,876 $24,670 $24,852 $19,298
$36,200 $38,630 $40,100 $41,070 $41,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Cedar Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Cedar Rapids

In Cedar Rapids, salaries for culinary professionals have decreased. In 2010 culinary professionals in Cedar Rapids reportedly earned an average salary of $19,298 per year. The average salary for culinary professionals in Cedar Rapids was $20,664 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Cedar Rapids.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Cedar Rapids

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Culinary professionals in Cedar Rapids make a median yearly salary of $18,685. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $15,848 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $23,600 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Cedar Rapids

Restaurant Management

Culinary professional salaries in Cedar Rapids are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Cedar Rapids


Many of Cedar Rapids' culinary professionals are graduates of the only accredited culinary school in the city.

Culinary Programs Offered In Cedar Rapids


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in culinary offered by Cedar Rapids' culinary schools.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Cedar Rapids


In 2010 approximately 45 students graduated from culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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