Average Cake Decorator Hourly Pay

$12.64
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$550
Bonus
$410
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The average hourly pay for a Cake Decorator is $12.64.
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$9.96
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$12.64
90%
$16.77
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$10 - $17
Bonus
$97 - $1,539
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$80 - $1,164
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$20,772 - $35,724
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What Do Cake Decorators Do?

Cake Decorator Tasks
  • Design, produce, and decorate cakes and confections.
  • Consult with clients, answer questions and sell cakes and decorations.
  • Produce icing, decorations, and fondant, and arrange cakes for aesthetic appeal.

Job Satisfaction for Cake Decorator

3.6 out of 5
(451)
Highly Satisfied
44Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Cake Decorator are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Sam's Club and Hy-Vee, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Hy-Vee, Inc. where the average pay is $15.56. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Publix Super Markets Inc and Safeway, Inc., earning around $13.30 and $13.13, respectively. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the lowest at around $11.39. The Kroger Company and Sam's Club also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.64 and $12.36, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cake Decorators?

An entry-level Cake Decorator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.86 based on 76 salaries. An early career Cake Decorator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.87 based on 654 salaries. A mid-career Cake Decorator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.11 based on 453 salaries. An experienced Cake Decorator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.30 based on 424 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Cake Decorator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 19.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (17.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (14.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,854 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
35.3%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
22.9%
Late Career
13.3%