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Culinary Schools In Idaho

Culinary classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited culinary schools in Idaho. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the state of Idaho, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Brigham Young University-Idaho

    525 S Center, Rexburg, Idaho 83460

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. College of Western Idaho

    5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Culinary Employment

Idaho 11,260
National 2,077,050

Approximately 1% of the country's culinary professionals work in Idaho state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Idaho

11,660 11,250 10,750 10,710 11,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of culinary professionals is shrinking in Idaho. In Idaho, 400 less culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Idaho, this field has shrunk by 3% in four years. This is faster 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 Idaho

$18,544 $19,422 $20,942 $21,142 $22,276
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in Idaho. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $18,544 per year, and in 2010 they made $22,276 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Idaho

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This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of culinary, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid culinary professionals earning 76% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Idaho state.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Idaho

Restaurant Management

Culinary professionals in Idaho earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of culinary professionals is decreasing in Idaho state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited culinary schools in Idaho state is decreasing. In Idaho, there were 57 graduates in 2006. And there were 10 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 82% percent decrease in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Idaho. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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