Should you pick your degree based on future salary?
After graduation, culinary arts graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $71,058, while the bottom 20% make closer to $22,529. The median grad salary is $40,011.
Culinary Arts graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts is $39,776, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,478.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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