California Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Cooks in California

Fast Facts for Cooks in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fresno, San Francisco and Sacramento
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose, Santa Ana and Riverside
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, Fresno and Santa Ana

Salaries for Cooks in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose

Schools for Cooks in California are listed below.

Selected Cooking Schools in California

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More California Cooking Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Antelope Valley Medical College Lancaster Associate 834

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Cooks relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Napa 40 $39420 5.26
San Diego 0 $28840 0
Carlsbad 0 $28840 0
San Francisco 0 $31760 0
Oakland 0 $31760 0
Hayward 0 $31760 0
Fresno 0 $26860 0
Riverside 30 $40020 0.22
San Bernardino 30 $40020 0.22
Ontario 30 $40020 0.22
Sacramento 130 $28730 1.35
Roseville 130 $28730 1.35
Arden 130 $28730 1.35
Arcade 130 $28730 1.35
Los Angeles 940 $29200 1.52
Long Beach 940 $29200 1.52
Anaheim 940 $29200 1.52
San Jose 200 $25320 1.77
Sunnyvale 200 $25320 1.77
Santa Clara 200 $25320 1.77
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