$10
Avg. Hourly Rate
Popular Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Free Drinks / Coke / Juice / Water
  • Paid Holidays / Vacation
  • Food / Meal Discounts

What am I worth?
How should I pay?
Average Hourly Rate for Panera Bread Company Employees
$10 per hour
 180 Reviews
Panera Bread Company Median Hourly Rate by Job

MinMax

Caterer
1 profile
$11.94
$9$16

$10.98
$8$15

$14.75
$10$20

United States (change)

$8.39
$6$11

Lead Cashier
1 profile
$8.89
$7$12

Food Server
1 profile
$9.58
$6$12

$13.44
$9$19

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 627
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Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $13.00 per hour) can be spotted in St. Louis, Mo.; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $12.67), Houston, Texas ($9.50), and Denver, Colo. ($9.46) are the next top-paying cities. Pittsburgh, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $8.54. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to around $11.14 per hour.

Jobs

Earning approximately $12.14 per hour on average, Bakers receive the most money, followed by Catering Coordinators ($11.41), Retail Shift Supervisors ($10.95), and Line Cooks (about $9.28). Financial compensation for Customer Service Associates is rather low — on average only $8.64 — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Panera Bread Company for between five and 10 years earn around $11.18 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Panera Bread Company workforce (60 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $9.47 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Servsafe food manager certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $13.71 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Arts (MA); Panera Bread Company awards $31.88 to these degree-holders.

Skills

Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $11.97 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a majority deem it necessary for work. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Food Preparation are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

More than a third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Approximately half of workers report having health insurance, and over a third of workers report having dental coverage. Panera Bread Company folks also make good use of free drinks, food/meal discounts, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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60%
Female
48%
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Key Stats for Panera Bread Company

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
Hourly Rate
$8 - $13

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 240 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

About This Company

6710 CLAYTON RD
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117

Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Bakery

Panera Bread

Panera Bread Company pays its employees an average of $9.74 an hour. Hourly pay at Panera Bread Company ranges from an average of $8.06 to $14.24 an hour. Panera Bread Company employees with the job title Data Scientist make the most with an average hourly rate of $31.41, while employees with the title Server make the least with an average hourly rate of $6.54.

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