Average Bakery Managers in the United States make around $15.31 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Bakery Managers making up 77 percent. Most Bakery Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$27,878 - $54,164
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MEDIAN: $38,885
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$11.07 - $19.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,878 - $54,164  
   
Bonus
$489.93 - $6,167  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$24,617 - $51,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $19.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.72  
Overtime
$12.49 - $29.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$489.93 - $6,167  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$24,617 - $51,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 394
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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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Dominating the field, Publix Super Markets Inc, The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Bakery Managers. Weis Markets Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $43K on average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Publix Super Markets Inc, Safeway, Inc., and The Fresh Market, Inc., top-paying firms where Bakery Managers rake in a $43K, $41K, or $36K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Meijer, Inc. at $29K, Sprouts at $31K, and Sprouts Farmers Market LLC at $33K.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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