Bakery Manager Salary
Bakery Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.45 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Bakery Managers making up 78 percent. Most Bakery Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$28,317 - $55,101|
|Bonus||$394.53 - $7,175|
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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).)
|$24,821 - $52,042|
|Hourly Rate||$11.26 - $20.13|
|Overtime||$12.91 - $29.52|
|Bonus||$394.53 - $7,175|
|Total Pay (||$24,821 - $52,042|
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.Read More...
The manager’s typical workday begins by either writing a prep list for that morning or using a prep list written at the close of the previous business day. Part of this work normally involves rotating fresh product onto shelves and displays, as well as discarding or marking down products past or approaching the end of their shelf life. The manager then makes any necessary changes to the products to be created that day and works on their list according to established recipes.
Another part of the bakery manager’s job is to have a strong understanding of demand for the bakery’s products and an ability to schedule employees accordingly. The manager also makes hiring decisions and conducts interviews related to personnel decisions.
Typically, a bakery manager has some culinary training, either formal baking training at a vocational school or years of practical experience. The manager’s hours at a typical bakery begin in the early morning, usually before the sun comes up. However, in busier bakeries inside larger institutions (such as large supermarkets), the manager hours are typically shift-based.
Bakery Manager Tasks
- Manage all activities, inventory, quality of ingredients, and cleanliness of work area.
- Train and schedule personnel.
- Order and manage receiving, invoicing, pricing, and control gross margins.
- Oversee baking and inspect product prior to delivery.
Popular Employer Salaries for Bakery Manager
Publix Super Markets Inc, The Kroger Company, Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, Sprouts, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Bakery Managers. Weis Markets Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $43K on average. Other big spenders include Safeway, Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc, and The Fresh Market, Inc., top-paying firms where Bakery Managers see paychecks nearing $42K, $41K, or $37K.
Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($31K), Sprouts ($31K), and Sprouts Farmers Market LLC ($34K).
Pay by Experience Level for Bakery Manager
Pay by Experience for a Bakery Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Bakery Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 238 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bakery Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Bakery Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 191 salaries. A Bakery Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 123 salaries.
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