Bakery Manager Salary

Median pay for Bakery Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.83 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.09 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.84. In the world of Bakery Managers, overall income ranges from $23K near the bottom to $51K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Most Bakery Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Bakery Managers survey respondents are women (76 percent). Some workers in this field — roughly a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,750 - $55,963
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,254
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$10.09 - $19.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,750 - $55,963  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,111  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $3,710  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$23,081 - $51,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $19.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$14.01 - $30.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,111  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $3,710  
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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$23,081 - $51,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 447
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Job Description for Bakery Manager

A bakery manager fulfills a variety of roles at a bakery, which may differ depending on the size of the establishment. Typically, the manager opens the shop and makes decisions about what to prepare for the day and how to prepare it. This person also checks all open orders for specialty items such as birthday, anniversary, and wedding cakes, and ensure they will be completed by deadline. The manager also performs quality control for all products and helps maintain bakery standards for cleanliness, sanitation, and safe food preparation.

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Bakery Manager Tasks

  • Order and manage receiving, invoicing, pricing, and control gross margins.
  • Oversee baking and inspect product prior to delivery.
  • Manage all activities, inventory, quality of ingredients, and cleanliness of work area.
  • Train and schedule personnel.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Bakery Manager


Bakery Managers fill the offices of leading firms Weis Markets Inc, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and The Kroger Company. Those at The Fresh Market, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $37K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Kroger Company, Weis Markets Inc, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., where Bakery Managers typically earn around $36K, $34K, or $31K, respectively.

Meijer, Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $28K, $30K, and $31K-paychecks on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Bakery Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bakery Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $30K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Bakery Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $41K.

Bakery Manager Advice

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

Bakery Manager in Puyallup:
"Always keep your options open."
Don't sweat the small stuff, don't let anyone drag your confidence down. Just do what you do because you are good at it.

Bakery Manager in Houghton Lake:
"Nothing Is A Promise, Things Change."
Keep your chin up, try not to get bogged down with the complaints shared, do your best at what you do, know your limits and don't be afraid to ask for help and sometimes say no to what you can't get to.

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Experience Affects Bakery Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
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National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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