Baker Salary

The average rate for a Baker is $11.38 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$18,167 - $59,022
$18K
$33K
$59K
MEDIAN: $32,749
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50%
90%

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$8.79 - $15.48
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,167 - $59,022  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $3,221  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $19,727  
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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$18,403 - $36,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $15.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.74  
Overtime
$11.88 - $23.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$102.56 - $3,221  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $19,727  
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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$18,403 - $36,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,814

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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

National Average: $24,599

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Baker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Baker?

Baker in Spokane:
"It is a fun job and but the early hours are tough."
Pros: The outcome of each pastry you created is very rewarding.
Cons: The hours are tough and it is the labor is intensive.

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.

Key Stats for Baker

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 296 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Baker Salaries

▲26%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$25,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 296 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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