Baker Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Baker is $10.54 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Baker Total Pay (?
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$19,633 - $55,886
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MEDIAN: $30,427
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Baker Total Pay (?
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$8.12 - $15.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,633 - $55,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
Profit Sharing
$100.90 - $3,010  
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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$17,106 - $35,229  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,670
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $15.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $2.55  
Overtime
$9.15 - $23.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.90 - $3,010  
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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$17,106 - $35,229  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,670
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Baker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Cleveland
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Boston
up arrow 26%
Philadelphia
up arrow 23%
New York
up arrow 22%
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
Houston
up arrow 14%
San Francisco
up arrow 13%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
Portland
up arrow 6%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Minneapolis
up arrow 6%
National Average
$23,000
Phoenix
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Chicago
up arrow 6%
Denver
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Orlando
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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.

Experience Affects Baker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 269 votes.
Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
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: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 57%
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