The average pay for a Pastry Chef is $13.54 per hour.
The average pay for a Pastry Chef is $43,287 per year.
|Salary||$29,113 - $61,878|
|Bonus||$192 - $6,287|
|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).)
|$22,213 - $53,319|
|Hourly Rate||$10.05 - $18.33|
|Hourly Tips||$0.18 - $2.53|
|Overtime||$14.53 - $26.89|
|Bonus||$192 - $6,287|
|Total Pay (||$22,213 - $53,319|
Job Description for Pastry Chef
Pastry chefs work at restaurants, bakeries, cafes, catering companies, and other food establishments, and are responsible for creating pastries which are both attractive and tasty. In some jobs, they may also devise new recipes, so it's important to pay attention to trends and what consumers prefer while brainstorming unique and innovative ideas.Read More...
It is important to adhere to sanitation rules at all times in this position, and to keep the work area clean and organized. Pastry chefs are occasionally responsible for purchasing materials to create the pastries, so it's important to be able to choose the best ingredients and equipment while keeping costs low. They may also be responsible for taking inventory to ensure that stock levels are maintained. This job often involves repetitive motions and standing for long periods of time, and in some positions the pastry chef may also be involved in customer service and cashiering.
Some positions may require pastry chefs to create food other than pastries and even hold managerial responsibilities, as there may be assistants who participate in the pastry-creation process. Some employers require their pastry chefs to have graduated from a culinary school and obtained either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Prior to being hired, a demonstration of skill may also be necessary. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Bake, assemble and decorate pastries.
- Determine preparation and cooking production schedule for pastries and baked goods.
- Research, develop and test new recipes.
- Decide dessert menu, including dessert wines, specialty beverages, and cheese platters.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Chef
Pay by Experience for a Pastry Chef has a positive trend. An entry-level Pastry Chef with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 497 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pastry Chef with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 333 salaries. An experienced Pastry Chef which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 185 salaries. A Pastry Chef with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 72 salaries.
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