Entry-Level Baker Salary

Entry-Level Bakers pull down an average of $10.85 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Bakers (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Close to a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Bakers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$17,445 - $49,799
$17K
$29K
$50K
MEDIAN: $29,325
10%
50%
90%

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$8.72 - $14.22
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10.91
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$0$49K
Salary $17,445 - $49,799
Bonus $99.06 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$18,217 - $31,743
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.72 - $14.22
Hourly Tips $0.12 - $2.53
Overtime $11.51 - $21.94
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $99.06 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$18,217 - $31,743
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,210

Baker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Baker


Panera Bread Company, Dunkin' Donuts, Safeway, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Panera LLC are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Bakers in this area. Those at Hy-Vee, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $27K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Panera LLC, Panera Bread Company, and Publix Super Markets Inc, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Bakers rake in a solid $26K, $26K, or $25K, respectively.

Pay for Entry-Level Bakers is the lowest at Dunkin' Donuts, which has a median salary of $19K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $23K. Casey's General Stores, Inc., Safeway, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $20K, $21K, and $21K-paychecks on average.

Baker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Baker in Richmond:
"Prior experience."
Pay attention. Be safe. Give 100 percent.

Baker in Edmonton Alberta:
"Very hard and fast work."
Very high pressure and much to be done in your time.

Baker in Toledo:
"You need to know."
Be prepared to sell out to the restaurant, have no life, no $, no time.

Baker in Cuyahoga Falls:
"That it involved all weekends and holidays."
Make sure you are ready to work early mornings and all weekends and holidays.

Baker in Lancaster:
"Set your boundaries, work together."
Respect everyone's space and work style. Timing and temperature is everything. Visualize 2 to 3 steps ahead in process, set yourself up right at beginning. The more responsibility you take, the more comes to you.

Baker in Alexandria:
Don't work for family!! You will be taken for granted, be given duties for after hours, no bonus or overtime pay and usually no benefits!

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.

Key Stats for Baker

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 64%