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Entry-Level Baker Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Bakers sits in the ballpark of $10.05 per hour. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Bakers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and just over a fifth earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$18,336 - $45,272
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$45K
MEDIAN: $28,517
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50%
90%

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$7.99 - $13.52
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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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
$18,336 - $45,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $869  
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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$16,764 - $30,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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
$7.99 - $13.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.12  
Overtime
$11.10 - $20.62  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $869  
   
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).
)
$16,764 - $30,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,017

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Baker


Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Fresh Market, Inc., and Safeway, Inc. are all popular places to work. Although the highest salaries can be found at Panera LLC where median pay is $24K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $21K and $36K.

Dunkin' Donuts offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $18K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $16K to $30K.

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 63%