Entry-Level Baker Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Bakers pull down an average of $10.01 per hour. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by around one third, and 16 percent earn vision coverage. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Entry-Level Bakers making up 71 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Entry-Level Bakers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Entry-Level Baker Salary (?
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$19,231 - $44,842
(Median)
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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

Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Safeway, Inc., and Panera LLC are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Bakers. Panera LLC offers the largest salaries in town—$24,337 on average—but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $19,660 to $35K) creates a rather varied pay scale.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town—median pay is $17,489—not to mention workers can only make as much as $25K and scope of pay is rather limited. Dunkin' Donuts and Safeway, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $18,014 and $19,844.

Pay Difference By Location

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$21,000
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Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Entry-Level Bakers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Portland, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where Entry-Level Bakers annually earn 24 percent, 10 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent more than the national average. Trailing the national average by 3 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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.

Job Satisfaction

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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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