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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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Sacramento
Associates
31,366
Walnut
Associates
29,346
San Francisco
Associates
27,008
Pasadena
Associates
26,862
Bakersfield
Bachelors
24,589
Fresno
Associates
24,366
Long Beach
Associates
23,845
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,969
San Diego
Bachelors
22,284
Norwalk
Associates
21,745
Riverside
Associates
21,292
Costa Mesa
Associates
21,122
Santa Clarita
Associates
20,850
Pleasant Hill
Associates
20,271
Santa Rosa
Associates
20,000
Mission Viejo
Associates
19,421
Chula Vista
Associates
18,569
Stockton
Associates
18,209
Modesto
Bachelors
17,908
El Cajon
Associates
17,835
Cypress
Bachelors
15,794
Santa Barbara
Associates
14,646
Sacramento
Associates
14,193
Glendale
Associates
13,892
San Bernardino
Associates
13,837
Oceanside
Bachelors
13,720
Los Angeles
Associates
13,357
Visalia
Associates
12,557
Victorville
Associates
12,231
Palm Desert
Associates
11,412
Aptos
Associates
11,321
Santa Maria
Associates
11,285
San Luis Obispo
Associates
11,024
Merced
Associates
10,995
Oakland
Associates
10,404
Sylmar
Associates
9,882
Redding
Bachelors
9,105
Wilmington
Associates
8,704
Monterey
Associates
8,017
Santa Clara
Associates
7,780
Oxnard
Associates
7,418
San Pablo
Associates
7,193
Marysville
Associates
5,934
Eureka
Associates
4,572
Lemoore
Associates
4,239
Ukiah
Associates
3,898
Woodland
Associates
3,666
Sonora
Associates
2,496
South Lake Tahoe
Associates
2,404
Quincy
Bachelors
2,216
Joshua Tree
Associates
1,748
Clovis
Associates
1,133
La Puente
Associates
903
Lancaster
Masters
894
Baldwin Park
N/A
399
San Jose
N/A
248
Pasadena
N/A
173
Campbell
N/A
92
La Mesa
N/A
33

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.

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

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara940 $56,790
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara270 $54,390
Vallejo-FairfieldN/A $40,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward3930 $53,710
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1110 $52,640
Santa Cruz-Watsonville100 $67,710
Santa Rosa250 $56,070
Visalia-PortervilleN/A $37,440
Stockton-Lodi150 $64,160
Bakersfield160 $40,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim8230 $46,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1300 $53,400
San Diego-Carlsbad1290 $59,510
Modesto70 $56,520
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura150 $68,180
MercedN/A $48,120
Napa250 $63,980
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande50 $55,580
Salinas200 $67,270
Fresno270 $38,530

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