An Entry-Level Cake Decorator earns an average wage of $10.58 per hour.

$16,825 - $33,433
$17K
$26K
$33K
MEDIAN: $25,961
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$8.70 - $13.84
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$16,825 - $33,433  
   
Bonus
$96.09 - $997  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$18,071 - $29,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $13.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.45  
Overtime
$11.61 - $21.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$96.09 - $997  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$18,071 - $29,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 758

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Cake Decorator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Cake Decorator in Dallas:
"Stress of a decorator."
Enjoy what you do enjoy creating and don't let the stress of the company you work for interfere with it.

Cake Decorator in Danville:
"Low pay raises."
Learn your craft, and continue to always learn new techniques and keep up with trends.

Cake Decorator in Louisville:
Being a decorator has a lot lot of stress, getting the cakes done on time, doing what the customer what's and having all the products to get the orders done.

Cake Decorator in White Marsh:
"Practice."
Go to school and learn about cakes. It's not something everyone can do. YouTube videos don't help everyone. The more practice you do, the better you will be. And be prepared for long days on your feet. You will always have unsatisfied customers wherever you go.

Key Stats for Cake Decorator

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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