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Culinary Schools In Maine

Maine has 4 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. The trends in Maine's culinary academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Central Maine Community College

    1250 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210-6498

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Maine Community College

    354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, Maine 04401

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  3. Southern Maine Community College

    2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Washington County Community College

    One College Drive, Calais, Maine 04619

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Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Culinary Employment

Maine 9,120
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Maine

9,790 9,360 9,090 9,150 9,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, the field of culinary is shrinking. In Maine, 670 less culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 7%. 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 Maine

$23,994 $24,578 $25,998 $26,090 $26,528
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maine, as the number of culinary professionals is declining, the salaries earned by culinary professionals are increasing. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $23,994 per year, and in 2010 they made $26,528 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Maine

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This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. 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 83% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Maine state.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Maine

Restaurant Management

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited culinary schools in Maine is decreasing. In 2006, 62 students graduated from culinary courses in Maine. And in 2010, 61 students graduated.

Thus there was a 2% percent decrease in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Maine

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