Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Pastry Chefs sits in the ballpark of $12.36 per hour. Female Entry-Level Pastry Chefs far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. One in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than a fifth collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,068 - $51,844
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$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,919
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$9.57 - $16.01
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MEDIAN: $12.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,068 - $51,844  
   
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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$20,521 - $43,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $16.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.68  
Overtime
$13.13 - $24.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$20,521 - $43,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 362

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Pastry Chef Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Pastry Chef

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
23%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 64%