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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, San Luis Obispo and Redding
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Madera, Bakersfield and Hanford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and San Francisco

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in California

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

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More California Cooking And Culinary Schools

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
La Puente
Associates
3,951
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 Restaurant Cooks

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:
Restaurant Cooks

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Restaurant Cooks 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
Hanford-Corcoran220 $29,250
Bakersfield1330 $27,300
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade7400 $27,630
Salinas2070 $30,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim52560 $28,830
Madera250 $28,120
Merced200 $27,800
Modesto1060 $28,040
Napa990 $30,920
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura2500 $29,460
Redding540 $27,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario11290 $27,510
San Diego-Carlsbad16110 $29,480
Santa Rosa2440 $31,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward22750 $33,670
Stockton-Lodi1250 $27,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara8390 $30,980
Vallejo-Fairfield1130 $29,070
Visalia-Porterville830 $26,800
Yuba City230 $27,870
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande1420 $31,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville1170 $29,300
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara2490 $30,410
Chico1060 $25,860
El Centro320 $27,290
Fresno2200 $27,330

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