Bakery Manager Salary
Bakery Managers in the United States take home approximately $15.45 per hour on average. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Bakery Managers is high. Most Bakery Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$27,850 - $54,794|
|Bonus||$412.17 - $6,745|
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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).)
|$24,568 - $52,029|
|Hourly Rate||$11.15 - $20.12|
|Overtime||$12.49 - $29.48|
|Bonus||$412.17 - $6,745|
|Total Pay (||$24,568 - $52,029|
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Bakery Manager
Publix Super Markets Inc, The Kroger Company, Sprouts, Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Safeway, Inc. are top-notch employers for Bakery Managers in this area. Publix Super Markets Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($45K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $33K to $72K. Other big spenders include Weis Markets Inc, Safeway, Inc., and The Fresh Market, Inc., top-paying firms where Bakery Managers see paychecks nearing $43K, $42K, or $36K.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Sprouts, and The Kroger Company are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($30K, $31K, and $34K respectively).
Pay by Experience Level for Bakery Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Bakery Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. As Bakery Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $43K.
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