$25,134
Avg. Salary
$12.73
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Pastry Cook is $12.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Pastry Cook is $25,134 per year.

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$10.06
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$15.97
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$19k
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MEDIAN $25,134
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$0$40K
Salary $19,343 - $40,200
Bonus $0.00 - $1,007
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).
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$21,398 - $36,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.06 - $15.97
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.06
Overtime $13.75 - $24.14
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,007
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).
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$21,398 - $36,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 411

Job Description

The people in bakeries and restaurants that create pies, cakes and other desserts are called pastry cooks. These employees have a very specialized set of skills that distinguish them from line cooks and food preparers in commercial kitchen settings; most culinary schools offer a separate commercial baking educational track. Pastry cooks must have a thorough understanding of the science of baking, as well as be able to adhere to recipes and food preparation principles. Pastry cooks must also possess artistic and creative skills, as they are called upon to ice cakes, prepare and add fillings and toppings, and decorate to add to the visual attractiveness of the final product. Because of the brief shelf life of most pastries, the pastry cook must be especially sure to make them look appetizing for prospective customers.

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Pastry Cook Tasks
  • Produce rolls, pastries, breads and desserts according to recipes.
  • Prepare daily requests for supplies and various food items.
  • Produce quality of appearance for all foods and ensure all plates are clean and appetizing.
  • Control proper storage of products.

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Q: What is it like working as a Pastry Cook?

Pastry Cook in Orlando:
"I love it, very convenient."
Pros: My work is close to me ,
Cons:

Pastry Cook in Dallas:
"Fun."
Pros: Baking food.
Cons: I don't like the pay, the hours, the inconsistencies.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Baking
▲3%

pastry
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 44%