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Best states for a Chef

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Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for Chefs?

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Chef jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start new.

Why move?

Because not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay.

Although there are abundant Chef jobs in America, a large number of them are in the Midwest.

Washington is the best state in the country for Chef jobs, and Hawaii has the second-highest median salary in the country.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Chef, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Chefs in 2019

  1. Hawaii
  2. Delaware
  3. Connecticut
  4. Texas
  5. Nevada
  6. Washington
  7. Georgia
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Alaska
  10. Wyoming
  • (45 jobs)
  • (40 jobs)
  • (106 jobs)
  • (649 jobs)
  • (140 jobs)
  • (206 jobs)
  • (217 jobs)
  • (353 jobs)
  • (25 jobs)
  • (12 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Chefs, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Chefs, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Chefs.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Chefs include Ruby Tuesday and Aramark.

Ready to check out the list? See below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Chefs in 2019

1. Hawaii

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
45 $58,776 $41,000 $84,000 2.11
Chef Jobs in Hawaii

2. Delaware

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
40 $52,978 $37,000 $75,000 1.55
Chef Jobs in Delaware

3. Connecticut

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
106 $55,848 $40,000 $77,000 1.06
Chef Jobs in Connecticut

4. Texas

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
649 $54,052 $42,000 $68,000 1.04
Chef Jobs in Texas

5. Nevada

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
140 $49,306 $38,000 $63,000 2.49
Chef Jobs in Nevada

6. Washington

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
206 $59,845 $47,000 $76,000 0.89
Chef Jobs in Washington

7. Georgia

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
217 $58,396 $38,000 $88,000 0.86
Chef Jobs in Georgia

8. Pennsylvania

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
353 $52,874 $41,000 $66,000 1.01
Chef Jobs in Pennsylvania

9. Alaska

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
25 $47,657 $33,000 $68,000 1.73
Chef Jobs in Alaska

10. Wyoming

Total Chef Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
12 $51,837 $36,000 $74,000 0.88
Chef Jobs in Wyoming

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Chef

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Chef

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