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Fast Facts for Chefs in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Vallejo, Fresno and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Ana

Salaries for Chefs in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Napa, San Francisco and Modesto

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Sacramento
Associates
30,519
Walnut
Associates
29,446
Fresno
Associates
22,925
Bakersfield
Bachelors
22,710
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,002
Costa Mesa
Associates
21,731
Santa Rosa
Associates
21,217
San Francisco
Associates
21,189
Santa Clarita
Associates
19,966
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,419
Chula Vista
Associates
18,727
El Cajon
Associates
18,498
Cypress
Associates
15,941
Glendale
Associates
15,178
Oceanside
Associates
14,801
Los Angeles
Associates
14,606
Sacramento
Associates
14,010
San Bernardino
Associates
12,720
Santa Maria
Associates
12,012
Visalia
Associates
11,959
Victorville
Associates
11,789
Sylmar
Associates
10,436
Santa Clara
Associates
7,868
Monterey
Associates
7,815
Oxnard
Associates
7,115
Eureka
Associates
4,804
Ukiah
Associates
4,238
Lemoore
Associates
4,018
La Puente
Associates
3,951
Sonora
Associates
2,420
Clovis
Associates
1,258
San Diego
Bachelors
1,119
San Bernardino
Bachelors
1,100
North Hollywood
Bachelors
1,096
Lancaster
Masters
881
Santa Ana
Bachelors
771
Pasadena
Associates
692
San Francisco
Masters
630
Sacramento
Bachelors
529
Santa Monica
Bachelors
398
Campbell
N/A
170
San Francisco
Associates
163
Sacramento
Associates
132
La Mesa
N/A
93
Sunnyvale
Bachelors
62

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

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:
Chefs

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

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield170 $41,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1230 $47,460
Salinas200 $62,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim7150 $50,310
Merced30 $50,890
ModestoN/A $52,990
Napa230 $57,250
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura210 $55,230
Redding60 $44,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1550 $53,370
San Diego-Carlsbad1380 $53,640
Santa Rosa240 $50,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward3160 $57,170
Stockton-Lodi140 $58,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1060 $61,250
Vallejo-FairfieldN/A $44,160
Visalia-Porterville70 $64,890
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande120 $49,750
Santa Cruz-Watsonville90 $51,610
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara290 $54,750
ChicoN/A $
Fresno220 $42,710
Hanford-CorcoranN/A $

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