Entry-Level Baker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Bakers lies in the neighborhood of $10.10 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Bakers report high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-fourth collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$17,960 - $46,593
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$47K
MEDIAN: $27,737
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$8.01 - $13.55
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,960 - $46,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $690  
Profit Sharing
$15.10 - $3,041  
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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$16,781 - $30,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $13.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.11  
Overtime
$11.18 - $20.64  
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 - $690  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.10 - $3,041  
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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$16,781 - $30,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,078
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Baker


Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Bakers, Panera Bread Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Dunkin' Donuts, Safeway, Inc., and Panera LLC are leading firms in the industry. Pay for Entry-Level Bakers is best at Panera LLC, which offers a median salary of $25K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $21K to $36K.

Dunkin' Donuts offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $23K.

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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"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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 63%
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