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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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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

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.

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
ChicoN/A $64,510
MercedN/A $50,610
Napa220 $68,040
San Diego-Carlsbad1760 N/A
Santa Cruz-WatsonvilleN/A $48,330
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara300 $59,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1230 $44,210
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura220 $59,600
Stockton-LodiN/A $75,680
Santa Rosa270 $57,310
Salinas200 $69,110
Bakersfield190 $43,260
Fresno320 $42,610
ModestoN/A $38,430
Vallejo-FairfieldN/A $70,600
Visalia-Porterville170 $56,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim8350 $52,280
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande70 $65,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1040 $62,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward4620 $63,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1060 $83,490

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