Average Salary for Culinary Institute of America (CIA) - Hyde Park, NY Alumni

The Culinary Institute of America, a school in Hyde Park, N.Y., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

1107
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

349
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Business

46
out of 51

Typical Early Career Salary

$34,300
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) - Hyde Park, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Executive Chef
53 salaries
$59,413  
   
Sous Chef
16 salaries
$42,988  
Chef de Cuisine
7 salaries
$60,396  
Restaurant Manager
6 salaries
$45,495  
Food and Beverage Director
6 salaries
$75,199  
Food Service Director
5 salaries
$75,000  
Corporate Chef
5 salaries
$60,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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About This School

1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

Culinary Institute of America, Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

2,814

Private School, Business

78 %

20 %

31 %


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Industry

Graduates of the Culinary Institute of America head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the food service industry, the hotel industry, and the fine dining restaurant industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the restaurant industry. Less than five percent of Culinary Institute of America grads move into the bakery industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Former Culinary Institute of America graduates bring in $51K on average.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $48K on average compared to $57K for male graduates. The school's graduates who responded to the survey are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1).

Jobs

In the Culinary Institute of America alumni professional community, Food and Beverage Directors make the highest median pay ($75K), though Chef de Cuisines and Executive Chefs (both at approximately $60K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Pastry Chefs, who report earnings of $38K.

Locations

Many Culinary Institute of America grads flock to Boston, Mass. With a median salary of around $75K, New York, N.Y. represents the highest-paid city popular among Culinary Institute of America grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Culinary Institute of America grads is Richmond, Va. (median compensation is $45K). Alumni express interest in Washington, DC and Dallas, Texas as well.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Culinary Institute of America alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts — they earn close to $80K on average per year. A Bachelor's Degree, Pastry & Culinary Arts offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $33K).

Skills

Nearly one-half of grads report using Food Preparation as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For Culinary Institute of America grads, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 25 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other prime know-hows include Operations Management, People Management, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to more than half of graduates, and slightly more than half of the respondents also receive dental coverage. A majority of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Culinary Institute of America grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, free drinks, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $49K for Pacific Oaks College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Culinary Institute of America grads. Other schools similar to Culinary Institute of America include Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, the United States Sports Academy, and Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Key Stats for Culinary Institute of America (CIA) - Hyde Park, NY

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Salary
$35,575 - $57,449
Salary
$37,908 - $74,400
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
$70,500
$51,250
Dinosaur BBQ
$52,500
$24,511 - $95,085
$43,000 - $91,000
$42,253 - $76,282
$48,500 - $88,000

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