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Culinary Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, there are 8 accredited schools where culinary classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary training in South Carolina, which includes culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Technical College of the Lowcountry

    921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288

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  2. Bob Jones University

    1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001

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  3. Denmark Technical College

    1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd, Denmark, South Carolina 29042

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  4. Greenville Technical College

    620 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418

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  5. Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  6. Spartanburg Community College

    800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

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  7. Trident Technical College

    7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

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  8. The Art Institute of Charleston

    24 N. Market St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Culinary Employment

South Carolina 40,070
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In South Carolina

41,600 42,320 40,630 39,440 40,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of culinary is shrinking. There were 1,530 less culinary professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has shrunk by 4% 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 South Carolina

$20,304 $21,038 $22,426 $22,950 $23,182
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by culinary professionals is increasing in South Carolina. Culinary professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $20,304 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $23,182 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in South Carolina

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This represents a 12% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 95% 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 South Carolina.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Restaurant Management

In South Carolina, 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 South Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited culinary schools in South Carolina is increasing. In South Carolina, there were 97 graduates in 2006. And there were 140 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 44% percent increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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