Average Bakery Clerk Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Bakery Clerk is $10.31.
MEDIAN $10.31
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
$20 - $6,953
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,050
Total Pay
$17,203 - $29,388

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Job Description for Bakery Clerk

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.
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 $11.18. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Safeway, Inc. and Publix Super Markets Inc, earning around $11.17 and $10.91, respectively. The Kroger Company pays the lowest at around $8.82. Hy-Vee, Inc. and Meijer, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.10 and $10.10, respectively.

Career Paths

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Pay by Experience Level for Bakery Clerk

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 $9.57 based on 106 salaries. An early career Bakery Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.99 based on 508 salaries. A mid-career Bakery Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.22 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Bakery Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.37 based on 90 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Bakery Clerk in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 11.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tacoma, Washington (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (17.2% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (13.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

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