Salem has a general population of 40,407 and an overall student population of 10,125. Approximately 10,125 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Salem's largest hospitality school is Salem State University. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Salem State University with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a hospitality degree in Salem. Tuition in 2009 at Salem's hospitality schools was $19,443 per year for instate students and $25,583 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
After graduating with your credentials in hospitality, if you decide to work as a hospitality professional in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 35 hospitality professionals in Massachusetts were working in the greater Salem area. The number of hospitality professionals in Salem is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Salem is $26,640 per year, which is higher than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.