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Culinary Schools In West Virginia

Culinary classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited culinary schools in West Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary training in West Virginia, which includes culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. James Rumsey Technical Institute

    3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25403-0259

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  3. Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center

    144 Vocational Road, Three Mile Curve, Stollings, West Virginia 25646

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  4. Monongalia County Technical Education Center

    1000 Mississippi Street, Morgantown, West Virginia 26501

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  5. West Virginia Northern Community College

    1704 Market St., Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699

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  6. Fayette Institute of Technology

    300 West Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, West Virginia 25901

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  7. Putnam Career and Technical Center

    300 Roosevelt Boulevard, Eleanor, West Virginia 25070-0640

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  8. Carver Career Center

    4799 Midland Dr, Charleston, West Virginia 25306-6397

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  9. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  10. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

    400 West Stephen Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Culinary Employment

West Virginia 11,690
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In West Virginia

13,310 13,040 12,290 11,970 11,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, culinary is a shrinking field. There were 1,620 less culinary professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 12% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for culinary professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of culinary professionals working around the nation.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$19,516 $21,956 $22,106 $22,462 $23,046
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in West Virginia. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $19,516 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $23,046 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in West Virginia

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This represents a 15% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary. The pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 107%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Restaurant Management

In West Virginia, culinary professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited culinary schools in West Virginia is decreasing. In 2006, 42 students graduated from culinary courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 27 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 36%. 75% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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