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Top 25 Cities for Culinary Jobs

Top 25 Cities for Culinary Jobs

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Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Adam Starr, Alice Handley, Eric Dahl, Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade
















#24. San Diego, CA

Population: 1,266,731

  Average Chef Salary: $48,667

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 91

Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 208

  Unemployment Rate: 8.8

San Diego is a splashy surfers paradise in Southern California. If wealth were measured by sun and sand, San Diego would be the nation’s richest city. Unfortunately, the recession has burned San Diego with a 3.8% increase in unemployment. Still, the city enjoys a mean income of over $45,000 and a top-25 ranking amongst the nation’s best cities for job growth. So grab your board and your resume because San Diego remains a promising place to work and even better place to play.

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