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

Around 3,000 people attend the Culinary Institute of America, a institution based in Hyde Park, N.Y. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1107th

20 Year Net ROI 

$62,700

Annual ROI 

1.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$170,300

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Early Career Salary 

$36,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$52,900

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

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Executive Chef
39 salaries
$61,140  
   
Sous Chef
10 salaries
$45,389  
Restaurant Manager
6 salaries
$42,500  
Chef de Cuisine
6 salaries
$57,950  
Food Service Manager
5 salaries
$40,695  
Pastry Chef
5 salaries
$36,500  
Food and Beverage Director
4 salaries
$70,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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

Former Culinary Institute of America students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the food service industry, the hotel industry, and the fine dining restaurant industry. The most popular field is 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. The average starting salary for a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America is approximately $51K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $48K whereas the men's median is $59K.

Jobs

Among Culinary Institute of America graduates, the biggest earners are Food and Beverage Directors, who haul in $70K on average. Next on the list are Executive Chefs and Chef de Cuisines, bringing in about $62K and $58K, respectively. Pastry Chefs face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $38K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Culinary Institute of America alums, Boston, Mass. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with Culinary Institute of America alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $75K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Culinary Institute of America alumni is Denver, Colo., which offers a median salary of approximately $41K. Other popular cities include San Francisco, Calif. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts will compensate Culinary Institute of America grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $80K on average per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Pastry & Culinary Arts ($33K on average annually).

Skills

Proficiency in Food Preparation is common among Culinary Institute of America alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, more than two-fifths of former students report doing so. Competency in Budget Management translates into above-average pay for Culinary Institute of America grads — they earn 25 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Operations Management, People Management, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. The larger part of alumni have medical plans, and just over half of the former students have dental insurance. More than half of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to Culinary Institute of America alumni include life insurance, free drinks, a company-subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Pacific Oaks College graduates, who earn around $55K on average, make a similar amount to Culinary Institute of America grads. Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, the United States Sports Academy, and Pardee RAND Graduate School are also similar to Culinary Institute of America.

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %
Salary
$35,508 - $57,449
Salary
$37,992 - $76,260
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$66,000
Dinosaur BBQ
$52,500
$51,250

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