Entry-Level Baker Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Bakers ordinarily take home approximately $10.01 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. Around one third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a quarter collect dental insurance. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 71 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Bakers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Baker Salary (?
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$19,231 - $44,842
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MEDIAN: $27,856
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Entry-Level Baker Salary (?
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$7.96 - $13.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,231 - $44,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $910  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,500  
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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$16,750 - $29,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $13.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.87  
Overtime
$10.20 - $19.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $910  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,500  
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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$16,750 - $29,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 988
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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, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Panera LLC are leading firms in the industry. Panera LLC pays the most with a median salary of $24,337, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $19,660 to a high of $35K for base pay.
Entry-Level Bakers will find the worst pay at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $17,489. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $25K, leaving little room for growth. Employees at Dunkin' Donuts and Safeway, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $18,014 and $19,844.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Portland
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$21,000
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Entry-Level Bakers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Entry-Level Bakers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Portland (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 65%
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