Bakery Manager Salary

Pay for Bakery Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.83 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.09 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.84 on the higher side. Total cash compensation to Bakery Managers approaches anywhere from $23K on the lower end to $51K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Bakery Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Bakery Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Around one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well.

$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


Many Bakery Managers can be found at Weis Markets Inc, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and The Kroger Company, firms that are at the top of the field. The Fresh Market, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $37K. The Kroger Company, Weis Markets Inc, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Bakery Managers earning around $36K, $34K, or $31K at each firm, respectively.

Meijer, Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $28K, $30K, and $31K.

Pay by Experience Level for Bakery Manager

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


Bakery Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $33K. Bakery Managers see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Bakery Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $41K.

Bakery Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Bakery Manager?

Bakery Manager in Monrovia:
"Bakery manager."
Pros: The baking is fun, as well as meeting my budgets I feel like I'm running a successful bakery ! And I'm very proud of myself !
Cons: The pay ! I feel for the amount of work I do I should be making more money!!

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
up arrow 12%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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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