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Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Pastry Chefs ordinarily take home approximately $11.35 per hour. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in four collect dental insurance. There are far more female Entry-Level Pastry Chefs than men, making up 83 percent of those in this profession. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary (?
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$24,008 - $51,011
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MEDIAN: $34,783
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Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary (?
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$8.70 - $14.92
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,008 - $51,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
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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$19,268 - $42,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $14.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $5.23  
Overtime
$12.06 - $22.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
   
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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$19,268 - $42,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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New York
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Miami
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$28,000
Dallas
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For Entry-Level Pastry Chefs, Washington provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Pastry Chefs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and Miami (+4 percent). Entry-Level Pastry Chefs in Dallas make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 60%