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Entry-Level Baker Salary

The average Entry-Level Baker earns approximately $10.06 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and just under one in four earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,970 - $45,585
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$46K
MEDIAN: $28,517
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$8.00 - $13.49
(Median)
$8
$10
$13
MEDIAN: $10
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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
$18,970 - $45,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $799  
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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$16,787 - $30,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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
$8.00 - $13.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $3.12  
Overtime
$11.15 - $20.58  
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 - $799  
   
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).
)
$16,787 - $30,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,033

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Baker


Many Entry-Level Bakers can be found at Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and The Fresh Market, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Although salaries only range from $21K to just $36K, Panera LLC still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $25K.

Dunkin' Donuts seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $18K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $16K and $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 187 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 64%
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