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Culinary Schools In Montana

In Montana, there are 2 accredited schools where culinary classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Montana's culinary academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the culinary associates degree level.


  1. Flathead Valley Community College

    777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, Montana 59901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Culinary Employment

Montana 8,850
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Montana

10,460 9,750 8,960 9,000 8,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Culinary is a shrinking field in Montana. 1,610 less culinary professionals were working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Montana, this field has shrunk by 15% 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 Montana

$19,293 $21,458 $23,146 $24,288 $24,292
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in Montana. Culinary professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $19,293 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $24,292 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Montana

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Thus, there was a 21% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 102% pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary in Montana.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Montana

Restaurant Management

In Montana, culinary professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of culinary professionals is decreasing in Montana state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited culinary schools in Montana state is increasing. In 2006, 8 students graduated from culinary courses in Montana. And in 2010, 15 students graduated.

Thus there was a 88% percent increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Montana. 100% of these graduates received an associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Montana

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