Average Baker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Baker is $11.98.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
$99 - $2,461
Profit Sharing
$26 - $7,830
Total Pay
$19,210 - $35,784

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Job Description for Baker

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
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The top respondents for the job title Baker are from the companies Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Publix Super Markets Inc where the average pay is $12.93. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Panera LLC and Panera Bread Company, earning around $12.81 and $12.64, respectively. Dunkin' Donuts pays the lowest at around $9.27. Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.80 and $11.08, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Baker

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 $10.53 based on 201 salaries. An early career Baker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.49 based on 1,618 salaries. A mid-career Baker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.61 based on 676 salaries. An experienced Baker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.51 based on 501 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 24.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (20.6% more) and New York, New York (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

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