A Pastry Chef earns an average wage of $12.30 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Pastry Chef Total Pay (?
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$25,361 - $60,072
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60K
MEDIAN: $39,262
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Pastry Chef Total Pay (?
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$9.02 - $16.81
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,361 - $60,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $9,826  
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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$20,390 - $52,303  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $16.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $3.02  
Overtime
$11.99 - $25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $9,826  
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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$20,390 - $52,303  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,216
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Job Description for Pastry Chef
Pastry chefs generally work in the baking department in a food service operation such as a restaurant, hotel, catering company or pastry shop. They may also work off-site for catering functions or they may have the responsibility of delivering of goods such as wedding cakes.
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Pastry Chef Tasks
  • Determine preparation and cooking production schedule for pastries and baked goods
  • Decide dessert menu, including dessert wines, specialty beverages, and cheese platters.
  • Bake, assemble and decorate pastries.
  • Research, develop and test new recipes.
Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Chef
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Washington
up arrow 31%
Boston
up arrow 29%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 24%
New York
up arrow 23%
San Francisco
up arrow 20%
Portland
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 4%
National Average
$31,000
Miami
up arrow 1%
Orlando
up arrow 2%
Ann Arbor
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 31%
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Experience Affects Pastry Chef Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
National Average
$31,000
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 52%
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