Entry-Level Pastry Chefs can expect wages of $12.30 per hour on average. The vast majority of Entry-Level Pastry Chefs (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in three, and around one in five earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,302 - $51,760
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,430
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$9.59 - $15.72
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,302 - $51,760  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$20,476 - $42,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $15.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $2.70  
Overtime
$13.39 - $24.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$98.63 - $9,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$20,476 - $42,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pastry Chef in San Francisco:
Don't let a fast paced workplace freak you out. You'll get the hang of it, just make sure you get along with the people you work along side otherwise you will start to resent going to work.

Pastry Chef in Honolulu:
"Get offer in writing."
Make sure you when offered certain percentage after probation that you have in writing.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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