Average Pastry Chef Hourly Pay

$14.36
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,024
Bonus
$1,800
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The average hourly pay for a Pastry Chef is $14.36.
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$10.58
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$14.36
90%
$19.56
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Bonus
$173 - $5,068
Profit Sharing
$875 - $3,052
Total Pay
$23,682 - $54,118
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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

3.7 out of 5
(213)
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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 $13.27 based on 394 salaries. A mid-career Pastry Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.76 based on 336 salaries. An experienced Pastry Chef with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.94 based on 253 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 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (18.4% more) and San Francisco, California (16.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (3.5% less), Los Angeles, California (2.4% less) and Houston, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,128 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
34.9%
Mid Career
29.8%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
10.2%