Entry-Level Baker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Bakers lies in the neighborhood of $10.56 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. More than half of Entry-Level Bakers (67 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and slightly less than a fourth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Bakers is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$17,602 - $56,000
$18K
$30K
$56K
MEDIAN: $29,651
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$8.40 - $13.92
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MEDIAN: $10.56
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,602 - $56,000  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$17,611 - $31,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.40 - $13.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $2.60  
Overtime
$12.06 - $20.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$17,611 - $31,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,217

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Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Safeway, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Panera LLC are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Bakers. Entry-Level Bakers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Hy-Vee, Inc., where the average salary comes to $27K. Entry-Level Bakers can also look forward to large paychecks at Panera LLC ($26K), Panera Bread Company ($26K), and Publix Super Markets Inc ($25K).

Pay for Entry-Level Bakers is the lowest at Dunkin' Donuts, which has a median salary of $19K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $23K. Casey's General Stores, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Safeway, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $20K, $21K, and $21K.

Baker Advice

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

Baker in Cuyahoga Falls:
"That it involved all weekends and holidays."
Make sure you are ready to work early mornings and all weekends and holidays.

Baker in Lancaster:
"Set your boundaries, work together."
Respect everyone's space and work style. Timing and temperature is everything. Visualize 2 to 3 steps ahead in process, set yourself up right at beginning. The more responsibility you take, the more comes to you.

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.

Key Stats for Baker

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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