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Culinary Arts Salaries

Just like our parents taught us, the most important aspect of choosing a career is finding something that you like to do, and hopefully something that you are good at. We try to find something that will give us a sense of accomplishment, a career where we can continue to grow and learn. But we cannot forget that we must make a living too. Education is very important, but it is very important to find out what types of positions and compensation you will be eligible for when you complete your studies. It is important to choose a career that will support you and your family financially, as well as pay for the degree you earn. Your degree is an investment in your future, and must be treated as any investment that must be paid off.

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In order to assist you in your decision to obtain a degree in culinary arts we have composed a list of salary information for various culinary careers throughout each state in the US as well as Canada.

Culinary Arts

Below is a list of Culinary Arts related career salaries by state:

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U.S. Chef Salary

U.S. Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$67,000
Culinary Instructor -
$106,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$47,000
Catering Director -
$48,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$82,000

Alabama Chef Salary

Alabama Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$72,000
Culinary Instructor -
$114,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$51,000
Catering Director -
$52,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$89,000

Alaska Chef Salary

Alaska Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$62,000
Culinary Instructor -
$93,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$42,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$72,000

 

Arizona Chef Salary

Arizona Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$62,000
Culinary Instructor -
$93,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$42,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$72,000

Arkansas Chef Salary

Arkansas Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$60,000
Culinary Instructor -
$94,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$43,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$73,000

California Chef Salary

California Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$69,000
Culinary Instructor -
$104,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$47,000
Catering Director -
$47,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$81,000

 

Colorado Chef Salary

Colorado Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$63,000
Culinary Instructor -
$96,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$43,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$74,000

Connecticut Chef Salary

Connecticut Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$75,000
Culinary Instructor -
$113,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$51,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$88,000

Deleware Chef Salary

Delware Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$68,000
Culinary Instructor -
$103,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$46,000
Catering Director -
$47,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$80,000

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Florida Chef Salary

Florida Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$69,000
Culinary Instructor -
$104,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$47,000
Catering Director -
$47,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$81,000

Georgia Chef Salary

Georgia Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$74,000
Culinary Instructor -
$112,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$51,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$87,000

Hawaii Chef Salary

Hawaii Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$62,000
Culinary Instructor -
$93,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$42,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$72,000

 

Idaho Chef Salary

Idaho Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$60,000
Culinary Instructor -
$91,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$41,000
Catering Director -
$41,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$70,000

Illinois Chef Salary

Illinois Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$73,000
Culinary Instructor -
$111,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$50,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$86,000

Iowa Chef Salary

Iowa Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$70,000
Culinary Instructor -
$106,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$47,000
Catering Director -
$48,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$82,000

 

Kansas Chef Salary

Kansas Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$62,000
Culinary Instructor -
$93,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$42,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$73,000

Kentucky Chef Salary

Kentucky Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$60,000
Culinary Instructor -
$91,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$41,000
Catering Director -
$41,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$71,000

Louisiana Chef Salary

Louisiana Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$60,000
Culinary Instructor -
$91,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$41,000
Catering Director -
$41,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$71,000

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Maine Chef Salary

Maine Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$54,000
Culinary Instructor -
$82,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$37,000
Catering Director -
$37,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$64,000

Maryland Chef Salary

Maryland Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$73,000
Culinary Instructor -
$111,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$50,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$86,000

Massachusetts Chef Salary

Massachusetts Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$79,000
Culinary Instructor -
$119,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$53,000
Catering Director -
$54,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$93,000

 

Michigan Chef Salary

Michigan Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$71,000
Culinary Instructor -
$108,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$48,000
Catering Director -
$49,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$84,000

Minnesota Chef Salary

Minnesota Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$64,000
Culinary Instructor -
$97,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$43,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$75,000

Mississippi Chef Salary

Mississippi Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$89,000
Culinary Instructor -
$135,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$60,000
Catering Director -
$61,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$105,000

 

Missouri Chef Salary

Missouri Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$74,000
Culinary Instructor -
$112,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$51,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$87,000

Montana Chef Salary

Montana Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$67,000
Culinary Instructor -
$106,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$47,000
Catering Director -
$48,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$83,000

Nebraska Chef Salary

Nebraska Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$64,000
Culinary Instructor -
$97,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$44,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$76,000

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Nevada Chef Salary

Nevada Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$66,000
Culinary Instructor -
$100,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$46,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$78,000

New Hampshire Chef Salary

New HampshireCulinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$64,000
Culinary Instructor -
$96,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$43,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$75,000

New Jersey Chef Salary

New Jersey Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$73,000
Culinary Instructor -
$111,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$50,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$86,000

 

New Mexico Chef Salary

New Mexico Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$68,000
Culinary Instructor -
$102,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$46,000
Catering Director -
$47,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$80,000

New York Chef Salary

New York Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$83,000
Culinary Instructor -
$125,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$56,000
Catering Director -
$57,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$90,000

North Carolina Chef Salary

North Carolina Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$70,000
Culinary Instructor -
$106,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$48,000
Catering Director -
$48,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$83,000

 

North Dakota Chef Salary

North Dakota Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$75,000
Culinary Instructor -
$113,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$51,000
Catering Director -
$51,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$88,000

Ohio Chef Salary

Ohio Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$67,000
Culinary Instructor -
$101,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$46,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$78,000

Oklahoma Chef Salary

Oklahoma Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$64,000
Culinary Instructor -
$97,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$44,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$76,000

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Oregon Chef Salary

Oregon Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$68,000
Culinary Instructor -
$103,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$46,000
Catering Director -
$47,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$80,000

Pennsylvania Chef Salary

Pennsylvania Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$66,000
Culinary Instructor -
$100,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$46,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$78,000

Rhode Island Chef Salary

Rhode Island Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$68,000
Culinary Instructor -
$102,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$46,000
Catering Director -
$47,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$80,000

 

South Carolina Chef Salary

South Carolina Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$60,000
Culinary Instructor -
$91,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$41,000
Catering Director -
$41,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$71,000

South Dakota Chef Salary

South Dakota Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$66,000
Culinary Instructor -
$99,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$45,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$77,000

Tennessee Chef Salary

Tennessee Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$71,000
Culinary Instructor -
$107,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$48,000
Catering Director -
$49,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$83,000

 

Texas Chef Salary

Texas Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$66,000
Culinary Instructor -
$100,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$46,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$78,000

Utah Chef Salary

Utah Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$54,000
Culinary Instructor -
$82,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$37,000
Catering Director -
$37,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$64,000

Vermont Chef Salary

Vermont Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$71,000
Culinary Instructor -
$107,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$48,000
Catering Director -
$49,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$83,000

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Virginia Chef Salary

Virginia Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$74,000
Culinary Instructor -
$112,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$51,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$88,000

Washington Chef Salary

Washington Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$62,000
Culinary Instructor -
$94,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$43,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$73,000

West Virginia Chef Salary

West Virginia Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$81,000
Culinary Instructor -
$128,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$57,000
Catering Director -
$58,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$99,000

 

Wisconsin Chef Salary

Wisconsin Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$56,000
Culinary Instructor -
$85,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$38,000
Catering Director -
$38,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$66,000

Wyoming Chef Salary

Wyoming Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$74,000
Culinary Instructor -
$112,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$50,000
Catering Director -
$51,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$88,000

Canada Culinary Salary

Canada Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$53,000
Culinary Instructor -
$57,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$42,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$52,500

 

Alberta Culinary Salary

Alberta Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$68,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$45,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$55,000

British Columbia BC Culinary Salary

British Columbia Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$75,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$49,000
Catering Director -
$50,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$60,000

Manitoba Culinary Salary

Manitoba Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$56,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$41,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$49,000

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New Brunswick Culinary Salary

New Brunswick Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$55,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$52,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$55,000

Nova Scotia Culinary Salary

Nova Scotia Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$58,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$38,000
Catering Director -
$44,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$53,000

Ontario Culinary Salary

Ontario Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$66,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$45,000
Catering Director -
$49,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$57,000

 

Quebec Culinary Salary

Quebec Culinary Salaries
Annual Salary
Executive & Personal Chefs -
$70,000
Baking & Pastry Chef -
$49,000
Catering Director -
$50,000
Food & Beverage Director -
$59,000



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