Entry-Level Baker Salary

Entry-Level Bakers take home an average $10.10 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a fourth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,960 - $46,593
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$47K
MEDIAN: $27,737
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$8.01 - $13.56
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,960 - $46,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $695  
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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$16,790 - $30,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $13.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.06  
Overtime
$11.08 - $20.61  
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 - $695  
   
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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$16,790 - $30,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,089
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Baker


Entry-Level Bakers flock to Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Panera LLC, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although salaries only range from $21K to just $36K, Panera LLC still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $25K.

Pay for Entry-Level Bakers is the lowest at Dunkin' Donuts, which has a median salary of $18K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $23K.

Baker Advice

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

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 189 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 63%
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