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Average Baker Hourly Pay

$12.23
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$507
Bonus
$491
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The average hourly pay for a Baker is $12.23.
10%
$9.44
MEDIAN
$12.23
90%
$16.35
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
Bonus
$88 - $2,427
Profit Sharing
$25 - $3,800
Total Pay
$19,882 - $36,243
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What Do Bakers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Baker

3.6 out of 5
(608)
Highly Satisfied
78Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Baker are from the companies Panera Bread Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Safeway, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Publix Super Markets Inc where the average pay is $13.88. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Panera LLC and Panera Bread Company, earning around $13.21 and $12.85, respectively. Dunkin' Donuts pays the lowest at around $9.30. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and The Kroger Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.25 and $12.00, respectively.

Career Paths

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Bakers?

An entry-level Baker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.91 based on 168 salaries. An early career Baker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.87 based on 1,371 salaries. A mid-career Baker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.96 based on 587 salaries. An experienced Baker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.54 based on 406 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Baker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (18.2% more) and New York, New York (16.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,845 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
48.2%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
14.3%
Late Career
11.0%