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Average Pastry Chef Hourly Pay

$14.55
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,019
Bonus
$1,600
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Pastry Chef is $14.55.
10%
$10.82
MEDIAN
$14.55
90%
$19.81
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Bonus
$177 - $5,101
Profit Sharing
$745 - $6,500
Total Pay
$24,141 - $54,099
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What Do Pastry Chefs Do?

Pastry Chef Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Pastry Chef

3.8 out of 5
(192)
Highly Satisfied
21Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Pastry Chef

The top respondents for the job title Pastry Chef are from the companies Compass Group, Hy-Vee, Inc. and Marriott International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Marriott International, Inc. where the average pay is $17.72. Compass Group pays the lowest at around $11.12.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pastry Chefs?

An entry-level Pastry Chef with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.81 based on 30 salaries. An early career Pastry Chef with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.38 based on 354 salaries. A mid-career Pastry Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.22 based on 298 salaries. An experienced Pastry Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.03 based on 233 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Pastry Chef in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 20.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (15.2% more) and New York, New York (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (4.7% less), Los Angeles, California (3.6% less) and Houston, Texas (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,026 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Early Career
34.5%
Mid Career
29.0%
Experienced
22.7%
Late Career
10.8%