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Pastry Cook Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Pastry Cook is $11.80 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Pastry Cook Salary (?
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$20,374 - $49,316
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,520
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Pastry Cook Salary (?
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$8.93 - $15.49
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,374 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,048  
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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$19,075 - $36,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $15.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38 - $1.81  
Overtime
$13.35 - $23.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,048  
   
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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$19,075 - $36,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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 quality of appearance for all foods and ensure all plates are clean and appetizing.
  • Control proper storage of products.
  • Produce rolls, pastries, breads and desserts according to recipes.
  • Prepare daily requests for supplies and various food items.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Miami
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New York
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$25,000
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Experience Affects Pastry Cook Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 49%