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Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Pastry Chefs can expect to earn an average of $11.45 per hour. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a fifth collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Pastry Chefs like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (82 percent) of Entry-Level Pastry Chefs who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary (?
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$23,692 - $50,631
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,975
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Entry-Level Pastry Chef Salary (?
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$8.80 - $14.90
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,692 - $50,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
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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$19,516 - $41,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $14.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $5.19  
Overtime
$12.22 - $22.30  
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 - $1,966  
   
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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$19,516 - $41,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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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
$27,000
Chicago
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Dallas
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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Pastry Chefs, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Pastry Chefs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent) and Miami (+6 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Pastry Chefs is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average.
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 62%