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Culinary Schools
In Wilmington, North Carolina

Culinary faculty can choose to work at only one culinary school in Wilmington. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary education in Wilmington, which includes culinary training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Wilmington Vs. North Carolina Culinary Employment

Wilmington 2,470
North Carolina 49,960

Exactly 2,470 of the 49,960 culinary professionals employed in North Carolina, work in Wilmington. Between 2006 and 2010, in Wilmington, there has been a 5% decline in the number of culinary professionals. As the employment for culinary professionals in Wilmington has decreased, overall employment in Wilmington has increased.

Wilmington Vs. North Carolina Culinary employment growth

50,780 50,760 51,000 51,690 49,960
2,600 2,700 2,930 1,560 2,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Wilmington

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Wilmington

$21,088 $22,938 $23,012 $25,396 $25,638
$32,580 $33,950 $35,260 $36,570 $38,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Wilmington
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Wilmington

Salaries for culinary professionals in Wilmington have increased. Wilmington culinary professionals made $25,638 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for culinary professionals in Wilmington was $21,088 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Wilmington is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Wilmington

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Culinary professionals in Wilmington earn a median salary of $26,152 per year. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 87%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $17,508 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $32,702 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Wilmington

Restaurant Management

On average culinary professional salaries in Wilmington are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Wilmington


There is only one accredited culinary school in the city. Many of Wilmington's culinary professionals are graduates of this school.

Culinary Programs Offered In Wilmington


Wilmington's culinary schools offer 2 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Wilmington


In 2010 approximately 17 students completed culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Wilmington, North Carolina

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