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Culinary Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

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


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Culinary Employment

Costa Mesa 23,410
California 251,520

Exactly 23,410 of California's 251,520 culinary professionals work in Costa Mesa. Between 2006 and 2010, in Costa Mesa, there has been a 5% decline in the number of culinary professionals. As the employment for culinary professionals in Costa Mesa has decreased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Culinary employment growth

256,200 269,590 269,290 257,280 251,520
24,590 26,800 27,330 24,990 23,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$24,892 $26,394 $27,462 $28,034 $28,688
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

In Costa Mesa, salaries for culinary professionals have increased. Costa Mesa culinary professionals made $28,688 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for culinary professionals in Costa Mesa was $24,892 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Costa Mesa is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Costa Mesa

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Costa Mesa culinary professionals earn a median yearly salary of $26,790. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 111%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $19,262 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $40,552 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Restaurant Management

On average culinary professional salaries in Costa Mesa are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Costa Mesa


There is only one accredited culinary school in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's culinary professionals are graduates of this school.

Culinary Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa's culinary schools offer 5 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Costa Mesa


In 2010 approximately 63 students completed culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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