The average salary for a Pastry Chef is £21,795.
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Job Description for Pastry Chef
Pastry chefs work at restaurants, bakeries, cafes, catering companies, and other food establishments, and are responsible for creating pastries which are both attractive and tasty. In some jobs, they may also devise new recipes, so it's important to pay attention to trends and what consumers prefer while brainstorming unique and innovative ideas. It is important to adhere to sanitation rules at all times in this position, and to keep the work area clean and organized. Pastry chefs are occasiona…Read more
Pastry Chef Tasks
- Bake, assemble and decorate pastries.
- Determine preparation and cooking production schedule for pastries and baked goods.
- Research, develop and test new recipes.
- Decide dessert menu, including dessert wines, specialty beverages, and cheese platters.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Chef
An entry-level Pastry Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £19,052 based on 30 salaries. An early career Pastry Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £19,736 based on 112 salaries. A mid-career Pastry Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,993 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Pastry Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £27,491 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £27,424.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pastry Chef in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 27.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brighton, England: East Sussex (14.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (8.2% less), Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (8.2% less) and Norwich, England: Norfolk (3.6% less).
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