The average hourly pay for a Bakery Clerk is $10.99.
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What Do Bakery Clerks Do?
Bakery clerks usually work for either independent bakery shops or larger stores, such as supermarkets or membership warehouse clubs. They work either full-time or part-time. A high school diploma is often required but is not always necessary. Previous experience working as bakery clerks, or with customers in general, is often preferred.
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Bakery Clerk Tasks
- Assist in measuring, blending, storing, and preparing baked goods according to recipe, quality, and presentation standards.
- Manage inventory.
- Monitor proper equipment operation and compliance with food safety handling policies.
- Set oven temperatures, conveyor speeds, and monitor baking progress.
Job Satisfaction for Bakery Clerk
Popular Employer Salaries for Bakery Clerk
The top respondents for the job title Bakery Clerk are from the companies The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc. and Publix Super Markets Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Albertson's Inc. where the average pay is $11.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Publix Super Markets Inc and Safeway, Inc., earning around $11.44 and $11.42, respectively. The Kroger Company pays the lowest at around $10.09. Hy-Vee, Inc. and Meijer, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.22 and $10.81, respectively.
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Bakery Clerks?
An entry-level Bakery Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.18 based on 86 salaries. An early career Bakery Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.76 based on 422 salaries. A mid-career Bakery Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.56 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Bakery Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.90 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Bakery Clerk in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Miami, Florida (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (16.7% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (13.6% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (10.9% less).
Years of Experience
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