Entry-Level Baker Salary

Entry-Level Bakers can expect wages of $10.10 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$18,287 - $45,681

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$8.01 - $13.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,287 - $45,681  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
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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$16,801 - $30,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $13.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.06  
Overtime
$11.04 - $20.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
   
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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$16,801 - $30,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,092
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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. Employees at Panera LLC enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $25K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $21K and higher ones not far away at only $36K.

With a median salary of $18K, Dunkin' Donuts provides Entry-Level Bakers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $23K, limiting employee salary growth.

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 188 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 63%
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