Baker Salary

The average rate for a Baker is $11.38 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$18,144 - $57,047
$18K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $29,878
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$9.02 - $15.68
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MEDIAN: $11.77
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$0$57K
Salary $18,144 - $57,047
Bonus $99.89 - $4,654
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $17,754
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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$18,833 - $36,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.02 - $15.68
Hourly Tips $0.14 - $2.62
Overtime $12.06 - $25.00
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $99.89 - $4,654
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $17,754
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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$18,833 - $36,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,843

Job Description for Baker

A baker spends the day creating various baked goods for their establishment, perhaps including artisan breads, specialty desserts, or simple dinner rolls. Bakers usually either work shifts in the morning or evening; they may also work from morning to night, which is especially true of a baker who owns their own bakery. A baker can work in a variety of settings, including a bakery, a restaurant, or another food service establishment. Some bakers own their own bakeries, and some work under the owner of their establishment.

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Baker Tasks

  • Measure, blend, mold, store, and prepare baked goods according to recipe, quality, and presentation standards.
  • Apply glazes, icings, and toppings to baked goods.
  • Oversee baking production and test quality level.

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Pay by Experience Level for Baker

Pay by Experience for a Baker has a positive trend. An entry-level Baker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 1,264 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Baker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 528 salaries. An experienced Baker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 354 salaries. A Baker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 183 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,143

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Baker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Baker?

Baker in Winchester:
"Enjoying my Work."
Pros: I enjoy preparing different types of baked goods for the customers. I like how friendly and casual the restaurant is. It is a happy place. I enjoy how popular the restaurant is and how much people enjoy eating my food.
Cons: -The heat. -Waking up very early in the morning.

Baker in Spokane:
"It is a fun job and but the early hours are tough."
Pros: The outcome of each pastry you created is very rewarding.
Cons: The hours are tough and it is the labor is intensive.

Baker in Otsego:
"A lot of work but face paced."
Pros: I race the clock.
Cons: Hard floors.

Baker in Bangor:
"Baking life."
Pros: I love being able to work by myself doing something I love. This is my creative outlet.
Cons: Lack of money and or other benefits.

Baker in Picayune:
"Know my job."
Pros: The baking part .
Cons: The pay.

Baker in San Francisco:
"It's not always cookies and cream."
Pros: I like the independence and autonomy of my shifts and workload.
Cons: I don't like the pressure.

Baker in Johnson City:
"Good most of the time."
Pros: Stay busy all the time.
Cons: Think should have more help and higher pay and need off graveyard.

Key Stats for Baker

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Baker Salaries

▲23%

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$25,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 59%