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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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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
834
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Sonora
Associate
2,734
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Oakland
Associate
11,745
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Los Angeles
Associate
13,194
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
21,437
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Marysville
Associate
9,904

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.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield N/A $32,600
Chico 40 $40,470
Fresno 230 $42,240
Hanford-Corcoran 40 $
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 960 $54,510
Salinas 260 $60,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 6750 $47,430
Merced 30 $54,480
Modesto N/A $50,400
Napa 310 $54,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 240 $50,110
Redding N/A $37,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1440 $51,800
San Diego-Carlsbad 1630 $48,890
Santa Rosa 290 $50,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 3480 $51,390
Stockton-Lodi 100 $48,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 1020 $59,080
Vallejo-Fairfield N/A $39,330
Visalia-Porterville 90 $54,900
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 200 $43,480
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 170 $53,150
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 180 $54,920

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