Pastry Cook Salary

Pay for Pastry Cooks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.40 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a little over a half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$19,533 - $40,236
$20K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,937
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90%

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$10.15 - $16.11
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MEDIAN: $12.61
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$0$40K
Salary $19,533 - $40,236
Bonus $300.00
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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$21,972 - $37,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.15 - $16.11
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.51
Overtime $14.39 - $25.90
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $300.00
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).
)
$21,972 - $37,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 250

Job Description for Pastry Cook

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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Pastry Cook Reviews

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

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

Key Stats for Pastry Cook

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Pastry Cook Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$27,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Pastry Cook Salaries

Baking
▲4%

pastry
▲1%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 43%