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Entry-Level Baker Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Entry-Level Bakers typically come in around $10.01 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. About a third enjoy medical while just under a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. Most Entry-Level Bakers are women (71 percent). For the most part, Entry-Level Bakers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Baker Salary (?
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$19,231 - $44,842
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MEDIAN: $27,856
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Entry-Level Baker Salary (?
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$7.96 - $13.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,231 - $44,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $910  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,500  
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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$16,750 - $29,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $13.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.87  
Overtime
$10.20 - $19.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $910  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,500  
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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$16,750 - $29,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 988
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Baker

Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Panera LLC are all popular places to work. For Entry-Level Bakers, comfortable salaries can be found at Panera LLC; in fact, typical earnings are around $24K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $35K) is great.
With a median salary of $17K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc provides Entry-Level Bakers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $25K, limiting employee salary growth. Also approaching the lower end are Dunkin' Donuts at $18K and Safeway, Inc. at $20K.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Portland
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$21,000
Chicago
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Phoenix
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Entry-Level Bakers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Portland, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where Entry-Level Bakers typically earn around 24 percent, 10 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent more than usual. In Phoenix, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Baker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Baker in Johannesburg:
"I Wish I Knew All The Basics About Baking."
Always make sure that when you learn something new you must always make it a point that you have your recipe next to you and follow it as written on the book.
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 65%