Entry-Level Pastry Chefs can expect to earn an average of $12.38 per hour. The vast majority of Entry-Level Pastry Chefs (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. For the most part, Entry-Level Pastry Chefs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. About a third enjoy medical while one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-fifth. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,754 - $51,801
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$52K
MEDIAN: $37,611
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$9.62 - $15.99
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MEDIAN: $12.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,754 - $51,801  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $9,933  
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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$20,545 - $43,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $15.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $2.67  
Overtime
$13.42 - $23.94  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$97.87 - $9,933  
   
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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$20,545 - $43,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365

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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.

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"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
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
23%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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