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Baker Salary (United States)

Bakers in the United States pull down an average of $10.63 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.13 per hour to $15.11. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Bakers is high. There are more female Bakers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Baker Salary (?
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$19,845 - $56,335
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MEDIAN: $30,504
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Baker Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$8.13 - $15.11
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,845 - $56,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $2,990  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,122 - $35,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.00  
Overtime
$9.42 - $23.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $2,990  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,122 - $35,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,458
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Job Description for Baker

A baker spends the day creating various baked goods for their establishment, perhaps including artisan breads, specialty desserts, or simple dinner rolls. Bakers usually either work shifts in the morning or evening; they may also work from morning to night, which is especially true of a baker who owns their own bakery. A baker can work in a variety of settings, including a bakery, a restaurant, or another food service establishment. Some bakers own their own bakeries, and some work under the owner of their establishment.
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Baker Tasks
  • Oversee baking production and test quality level.
  • Apply glazes, icings, and toppings to baked goods.
  • Measure, blend, mold, store, and prepare baked goods according to recipe, quality, and presentation standards.

Baker Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Baker

Many Bakers can be found at Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Whole Foods Market, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Hostess Brands, Inc. offers the most; Bakers earn $38K on average there. Bakers can also look forward to large paychecks at Panera LLC ($26K), Panera Bread Company ($24K), and Whole Foods Market, Inc. ($24K).
Earnings fall especially short at The Kroger Company, where the median salary of $18K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $20K and Safeway, Inc. at $21K, though some Bakers there earn up to $35K.

Pay by Experience Level for Baker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Bakers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $21K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Baker generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $32K.

Pay Difference By Location

Las Vegas
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Boston
up arrow 31%
Cleveland
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Philadelphia
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San Francisco
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Houston
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New York
up arrow 11%
Los Angeles
up arrow 8%
Portland
up arrow 8%
Minneapolis
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Seattle
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National Average
$23,000
Phoenix
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Chicago
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Denver
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Orlando
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Bakers, Las Vegas provides a pay rate that is 60 percent greater than the national average. Bakers will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+31 percent), Boston (+31 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), and San Francisco (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 11 percent below the national average. Employers in Denver and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Baker Reviews

What is it like working as a Baker at Safeway, Inc.?
Baker in Forest Hill:
"Hours Are Flexible, Work Environment Good, Work Is Enjoyable"
Pros: Enjoy making the breads, pastries and cakes.
Cons: The under staffing and management lack of filling vacancies making current staff overworked. The pay scale for position considering the experience it takes to do job.
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Experience Affects Baker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 287 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 56%