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Culinary Schools In New Mexico

There are 7 accredited culinary schools in New Mexico for faculty who teach culinary classes to choose from. The trends in New Mexico'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 New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  2. Navajo Technical College

    Lower Point Road, State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849

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  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  4. Santa Fe Community College

    6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887

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  5. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

    9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120-3101

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  6. University of New Mexico-Taos Branch

    1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 87557

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  7. Luna Community College

    Hot Springs Blvd, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Culinary Employment

New Mexico 16,520
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In New Mexico

15,500 16,010 15,740 16,210 16,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of culinary professionals is growing in New Mexico. In New Mexico, 1,020 more culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has grown by 7% 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 New Mexico

$20,428 $21,942 $22,558 $23,258 $23,536
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by culinary professionals is increasing in New Mexico. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $20,428 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $23,536 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in New Mexico

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Thus, there was a 13% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. 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 97% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Restaurant Management

In New Mexico, 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 New Mexico


As the number of culinary professionals is increasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited culinary schools in New Mexico state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 126 culinary graduates from culinary courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 150 graduates.

Thus there was a 19% percent increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico. 71% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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