Bakery Manager Salary
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. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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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