Switzerland tops the charts and offers the highest net income for chefs. Not surprising, given that the Swiss top the global wage lists and taxes are low compared to their Western European counterparts. This means that chefs can enjoy a comfortable life on the archipelago, despite the high cost of living that Hawaii is well-known for. Living costs in West Virginia are well below the national average, which is all the more reason for chefs to start a career in Mountain State.
Second only to Hawaii, New Jersey offers some of the highest salaries for chefs and chefs in the United States. The wage is also substantially higher than the average wage for all occupations in the state. As with other southern states that, according to our analysis, are known for their fairly low salaries, Kentucky pays its chefs well above the state average. The salaries of chefs and head chefs are 18% higher than those of all other occupations here.
Chefs and head chefs are well-paid in Missouri, with 5% more than the national average and 17% more than the average salary for all occupations in the state. South Dakota chefs and head chefs are paid 16% more than the average local worker. South Dakota also has a relatively low cost of living. Taken together, these are two good reasons for someone to start a career in South Dakota.
However, there aren't many job opportunities for chefs in the state. There were only 120 chefs and head chefs in South Dakota, the lowest number of any state in the U.S. UU. The average salary of chefs and head chefs in Pennsylvania is well above the national average (+11%) and well above the average salary of all occupations in the state.
Maryland chefs and head chefs are paid well above the national average, but Maryland has one of the highest costs of living in the U.S. Compared to local salaries, chefs are paid up to 10% less. Since Pennsylvania's cost of living is slightly above the national average and because there are many job opportunities in the culinary industry, the state is an excellent choice for chefs and head chefs. Florida's culinary industry is one of the most developed in the country and ranks third behind California and New York in terms of the number of jobs for chefs and head chefs.
These two rates are important factors driving both employment growth and job demand for chefs and head chefs. We calculated the location quotient by measuring the number of jobs for chefs compared to the total number of jobs available in each city.