The average wage for a Cake Decorator is $10.40 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Cake Decorator Total Pay (?
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$18,203 - $43,765
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MEDIAN: $28,636
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Cake Decorator Total Pay (?
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$8.17 - $14.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,203 - $43,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $1,224  
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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$17,155 - $31,918  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $14.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.50  
Overtime
$10.16 - $23.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $1,224  
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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$17,155 - $31,918  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,661
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Job Description for Cake Decorator
Cake decorators help prepare cakes for consumer use. They listen to a customer's needs and work with the customer to develop an appropriate cake design. The decoration may use fondant or buttercream, and may involve customized text or design (such as a name or customized message written on the cake). Cake decorators must also order supplies as needed, such as spatulas, nozzles, and icing bags. They are also in charge of cleaning supplies such as flower lifters, spatulas, nozzles, icing bags, and icing comb sets. They must also sanitize the surfaces they work on after and/or during cake preparation.
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Cake Decorator Tasks
  • Produce icing, decorations, and fondant, and arrange cakes for aesthetic appeal.
  • Consult with clients, answer questions and sell cakes and decorations.
  • Design, produce, and decorate cakes and confections.
Pay by Experience Level for Cake Decorator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Minneapolis
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Columbus
up arrow 18%
New York
up arrow 15%
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Las Vegas
up arrow 6%
Baltimore
up arrow 4%
Charlotte
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 2%
Houston
up arrow 2%
National Average
$22,000
Raleigh
up arrow 2%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Cake Decorator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 56%
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