Pennsylvania Restaurant Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Restaurant Cooks in Pennsylvania

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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: State College, Johnstown and Altoona
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, Reading and Harrisburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Reading and Pittsburgh

Schools for Restaurant Cooks in Pennsylvania are listed below.

Selected Cooking And Culinary Schools in Pennsylvania

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  • Programs: Baking & Pastry (D), Culinary Arts (D), Culinary Arts (AS), more...
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  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate

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  • Programs: Pastry Arts - Diploma, Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management - Associate
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More Pennsylvania Cooking And Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bidwell Training Center Pittsburgh Associate 187
Bucks County Community College Newtown Associate 9,649
Commonwealth Technical Institute Johnstown Associate 248
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh Associate 18,525
Community College of Beaver County Monaca Associate 3,194
Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia Associate 17,334
Drexel University Philadelphia Doctorate 20,682
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg Associate 9,774
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana Doctorate 14,018
Keystone College La Plume Bachelor 1,796
Mercyhurst College Erie Masters 4,253
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem Associate 7,912
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport Bachelor 6,682
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College Philadelphia Bachelor 488
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood Associate 6,239
Yorktowne Business Institute York Associate 247

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

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

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Restaurant Cooks

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Restaurant 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


Altoona 610 $20580 1.24
Gettysburg 360 $19950 1.35
Harrisburg 2380 $22420 0.91
Carlisle 2380 $22420 0.91
Bloomsburg 300 $25900 0.85
Berwick 300 $25900 0.85
Johnstown 350 $18700 0.78
Chambersburg 320 $19420 0.67
Waynesboro 320 $19420 0.67
East Stroudsburg 850 $22010 1.85
Erie 1290 $19900 1.22
Pittsburgh 11350 $21740 1.2
Reading 1230 $22830 0.87
Lancaster 1860 $22650 0.96
Lebanon 350 $21070 0.88
Scranton 2280 $22740 1.07
Wilkes 2280 $22740 1.07
Barre 2280 $22740 1.07
Hazleton 2280 $22740 1.07
State College 650 $23080 1.16
Williamsport 460 $22350 1.04
York 1150 $22790 0.78
Hanover 1150 $22790 0.78
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