Entry-Level Baker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Bakers lies in the neighborhood of $10.20 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One-third enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. For the most part, Entry-Level Bakers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,373 - $49,886
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$50K
MEDIAN: $28,655
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$8.09 - $13.78
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,373 - $49,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $933  
Profit Sharing
$15.10 - $2,980  
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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$16,956 - $30,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $13.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.83  
Overtime
$11.36 - $20.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $933  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.10 - $2,980  
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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$16,956 - $30,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Bakers, Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Panera LLC are leading firms in the industry. With a median salary of $27K, Hy-Vee, Inc. offers Entry-Level Bakers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $25K and are capped at $36K. Entry-Level Bakers will also find cushy salaries at Panera LLC (+$26K), Panera Bread Company (+$23K), and The Fresh Market, Inc. (+$23K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $26K — but Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dunkin' Donuts ($19K), Safeway, Inc. ($20K), and Publix Super Markets Inc ($22K).

Baker Advice

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

Baker in Cuyahoga Falls:
"That it involved all weekends and holidays."
Make sure you are ready to work early mornings and all weekends and holidays.

Baker in Lancaster:
"Set your boundaries, work together."
Respect everyone's space and work style. Timing and temperature is everything. Visualize 2 to 3 steps ahead in process, set yourself up right at beginning. The more responsibility you take, the more comes to you.

Baker in Alexandria:
Don't work for family!! You will be taken for granted, be given duties for after hours, no bonus or overtime pay and usually no benefits!

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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