Pastry Cook Salary

An average Pastry Cook in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.38 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Pastry Cooks making up 78 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by around two in five. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$18,798 - $40,411
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MEDIAN: $24,443
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$9.86 - $15.44
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MEDIAN: $12.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,798 - $40,411  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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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$20,859 - $35,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $15.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.19  
Overtime
$12.29 - $21.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$20,859 - $35,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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Job Description for Pastry Cook

The people in bakeries and restaurants that create pies, cakes and other desserts are called pastry cooks. These employees have a very specialized set of skills that distinguish them from line cooks and food preparers in commercial kitchen settings; most culinary schools offer a separate commercial baking educational track. Pastry cooks must have a thorough understanding of the science of baking, as well as be able to adhere to recipes and food preparation principles. Pastry cooks must also possess artistic and creative skills, as they are called upon to ice cakes, prepare and add fillings and toppings, and decorate to add to the visual attractiveness of the final product. Because of the brief shelf life of most pastries, the pastry cook must be especially sure to make them look appetizing for prospective customers.

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Pastry Cook Tasks

  • Produce rolls, pastries, breads and desserts according to recipes.
  • Prepare daily requests for supplies and various food items.
  • Produce quality of appearance for all foods and ensure all plates are clean and appetizing.
  • Control proper storage of products.

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Key Stats for Pastry Cook

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Pastry Cook Salaries

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$27,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Pastry Cook Salaries

Baking
▲6%

pastry
▲2%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 45%
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