Entry-Level Baker Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Bakers sits in the ballpark of $10.71 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Bakers (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a fifth collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$16,952 - $51,844
$17K
$30K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,193
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$8.53 - $13.98
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MEDIAN: $10.71
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$16,952 - $51,844  
   
Bonus
$100.40 - $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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$17,841 - $31,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $13.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $2.59  
Overtime
$11.94 - $21.12  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$100.40 - $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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$17,841 - $31,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,266

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Bakers include Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Safeway, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Panera LLC. Entry-Level Bakers flock to Hy-Vee, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $27K lead the pack in compensation. Entry-Level Bakers will also find cushy salaries at Panera LLC (+$26K), Panera Bread Company (+$26K), and Publix Super Markets Inc (+$25K).

Dunkin' Donuts doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $19K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $23K and scope of pay is rather limited. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Casey's General Stores, Inc. ($20K), Safeway, Inc. ($21K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($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 215 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
13%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 65%
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