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Culinary Schools
In Columbia, Maryland

Culinary faculty can choose to work at one of 2 culinary schools in Columbia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Maryland Culinary Employment

Columbia 15,880
Maryland 30,270

Of the 30,270 culinary professionals employed in Maryland, 15,880 work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 8% growth in the number of culinary professionals. Overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. Maryland Culinary employment growth

29,390 30,380 31,550 30,940 30,270
14,720 15,170 15,720 16,310 15,880
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$25,556 $26,888 $27,894 $28,240 $28,368
$43,230 $45,220 $47,030 $48,670 $49,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of culinary professionals in Columbia has grown, salaries for culinary professionals have also increased. In 2010 culinary professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $28,368 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for culinary professionals in Columbia was $25,556 per year. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Columbia

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Columbia culinary professionals earn a median yearly salary of $26,816. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 97%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $19,698 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $38,810 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Columbia

Restaurant Management

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

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's culinary professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited culinary schools in the city.

Culinary Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in culinary offered by Columbia's culinary schools.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 93 students graduated from culinary courses in 2010.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Maryland

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