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2021 Highest Paid Culinary Arts Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

127 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,567 Avg Salary
$33,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Culinary Arts School for You

Highest Paid Culinary Arts Graduates in the Middle Atlantic RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, culinary arts was ranked #182 in the country. In fact 679 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 127 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Culinary Arts Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Culinary Arts Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in culinary arts.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Culinary Arts Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, culinary arts majors from schools in the Middle Atlantic Region earn an average salary of $29,567 per year. Unfortunately, that is 26% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $28,635 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in culinary arts.

Average Salary for Culinary Arts Graduates from Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region  29,567
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59,200
Average Salary for Culinary Arts Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,635
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59,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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59,200

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2021 Highest Paid Culinary Arts Grads in the Middle Atlantic Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid culinary arts majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Culinary Arts Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid culinary arts school. Located in the city of Philadelphia, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in culinary arts from the school is $28,100.

The average amount in student loans that culinary arts majors at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College take out while working on their bachelor's is $27,513. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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#1

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid culinary arts school. Penn College is a small public school located in the city of Williamsport.

After completing their bachelor's degree, culinary arts graduates from Penn College carry an average student debtload of $26,851. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of Paul Smiths, Paul Smith's College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, culinary arts majors make an average salary of $27,000.

The average amount in student loans that culinary arts majors at Paul Smith's College take out while working on their bachelor's is $28,076. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Best Culinary Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best culinary arts colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 267 87
Pennsylvania 266 40

Culinary Arts is one of 3 different types of Personal & Culinary Services programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Funeral & Mortuary Science 16

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to U.S. Army Europe Images.

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