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

Nestled away in Hyde Park, N.Y., the Culinary Institute of America, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. With a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. The figures in this rundown were provided by Culinary Institute of America alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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
57 salaries
$61,128  
   
Sous Chef
17 salaries
$43,509  
Chef de Cuisine
7 salaries
$60,396  
Restaurant Manager
6 salaries
$45,495  
Food and Beverage Director
6 salaries
$75,199  
Food Service Director
6 salaries
$67,500  
Pastry Chef
6 salaries
$38,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189

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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

Professionally, the food service industry, the hotel industry, and the fine dining restaurant industry are popular business areas among the Culinary Institute of America alumni. The most popular field is the restaurant industry. Former Culinary Institute of America students do not typically enter the bakery industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Graduates of the Culinary Institute of America earn approximately $50K on average.

Gender

Graduates who took the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

Among Culinary Institute of America graduates, the biggest earners are Food and Beverage Directors, who haul in $75K on average. Next on the list are Food Service Directors and Chef de Cuisines, bringing in $68K and around $60K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Pastry Chefs — they bring in $38K.

Locations

Many Culinary Institute of America grads flock to Washington, DC. It is no surprise that New York, N.Y., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $74K), is another of the most popular spots for former Culinary Institute of America students. Home to the lowest median salary for Culinary Institute of America alumni is Denver, Colo., a popular place for former students despite its $43K average paycheck. In addition, grads flock to San Francisco, Calif. as well as Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts earns Culinary Institute of America students the most money after college (an average $80K per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Pastry & Culinary Arts is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $33K.

Skills

Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 22 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $62K). Close to one-half of Culinary Institute of America grads wind up using Food Preparation at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Operations Management, People Management, and Budget Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. More than half of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A majority of former students have medical plans, and just over half of the alumni have dental insurance. Culinary Institute of America alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as free drinks, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Pacific Oaks College pick up average paychecks of $48K, which is closest to the amount made by Culinary Institute of America grads among similar schools. 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
$35,871 - $57,870
Salary
$38,016 - $73,500
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 45 votes.
$70,500
Dinosaur BBQ
$52,500
$51,250
$24,730 - $88,500
$38,442 - $91,000
$43,000 - $80,000
$42,253 - $76,282

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