Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Personal and culinary services

Personal and culinary services field of degree. Employment: 65,280. Median annual wage: $35,100.

Personal and culinary services field of degree. Employment: 65,280. Median annual wage: $35,100

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Table 1. Personal and culinary services degree, 2018

Data

Personal and culinary services

All fields

Employment

65,280 55,381,020

Median wage

$35,100 $59,000

Percent employed part time

12 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

14 59

Percent with an advanced degree

11 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of personal and culinary services major, 2018

Personal and culinary services major

Major share

Cosmetology services and culinary arts

100%

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with a personal and culinary services degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Food preparation and serving related occupations

36%

Management occupations

12

Personal care and service occupations

9

Sales and related occupations

9

Office and administrative support occupations

5

Other

30

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with a personal and culinary services degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Cooks, restaurant

23% No formal educational credential 9% 1%

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

6 High school diploma or equivalent 2 2

Chefs and head cooks

6 High school diploma or equivalent 18 2

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

4 No formal educational credential 2 1

Food service managers

1 High school diploma or equivalent 6 4

Food preparation workers

-1 No formal educational credential 4 1

Morticians, undertakers, and funeral arrangers

-2 Associate's degree 5 10

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 2 21

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

-5 High school diploma or equivalent 3 5

Cashiers

-7 No formal educational credential 3 1

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Personal and culinary services,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/personal-and-culinary-services/personal-and-culinary-services.htm (visited October 20, 2021).

Last Modified Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

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