$30,466
Avg. Salary
$11.81
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$780

Bonus

$600

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Baker is $11.81 per hour.

The average pay for a Baker is $30,466 per year.

10%
$9.00
10%
$11.81
50%
$15.76
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MEDIAN $11.81
10%
$17k
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$30k
50%
$57k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30,466
$16,914 - $57,180
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$57K
MEDIAN: $30,466
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$0$57K
Salary $16,914 - $57,180
Bonus $101 - $2,481
Profit Sharing $47.34 - $15,205
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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$18,746 - $36,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 306
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.00 - $15.76
Hourly Tips $0.11 - $2.60
Overtime $12.07 - $24.35
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $101 - $2,481
Profit Sharing $47.34 - $15,205
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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$18,746 - $36,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,243

Job Description

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

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

29%

29%

6%

-11%

National Average: $25,167

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

Bakers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Bakers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), Miami (+18 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers in Houston and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Baker?

Baker in Harrisonburg:
"I enjoyed working for the company."
Pros: It is an independent job , I worked most of the time by myself.
Cons: U got work all nite with out enough breaks.

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.

Baker in Indianapolis:
"You can do more than you think you can."
Always believe that you can work harder and become a little better at your job everyday. Be the person that youremployer can't live without.

Baker in Hacienda Heights:
"Busy."
Pros: My coworkers.
Cons: Management.

Baker in Vancouver:
Pros: Hands on, pertains to my degree.
Cons: Pay, the management, work atmosphere, stress level, work flexibility.

Baker in Johannesburg:
"I Wish I Knew All The Basics About Baking."
Always make sure that when you learn something new you must always make it a point that you have your recipe next to you and follow it as written on the book.

Baker in Forest Hill:
"Hours Are Flexible, Work Environment Good, Work Is Enjoyable"
Pros: Enjoy making the breads, pastries and cakes.
Cons: The under staffing and management lack of filling vacancies making current staff overworked. The pay scale for position considering the experience it takes to do job.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 675 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲23%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$25,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 675 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
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%