The average hourly pay for a Cake Decorator is $12.64.
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What Do Cake Decorators Do?
Cake decorators help prepare cakes for consumer use. They listen to a customer's needs and work with the customer to develop an appropriate cake design. The decoration may use fondant or buttercream, and may involve customized text or design (such as a name or customized message written on the cake). Cake decorators must also order supplies as needed, such as spatulas, nozzles, and icing bags. They are also in charge of cleaning supplies such as flower lifters, spatulas, nozzles, icing bags, and…Read more
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
Popular Employer Salaries for Cake Decorator
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.
Cake Decorator Job Listings
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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
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