Updated August 18, 2021
Average Baker Salary
$13.29 hourly
$27,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$17,000 yearly
$17,000
10 %
$27,000
Median
$43,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$43,000
$3,583
$21
75th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17
Average
$27,637
$2,303
$13
25th Percentile
$21,000
$1,750
$10
10th Percentile
$17,000
$1,417
$8

Average Baker Salary By State

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Baker average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$21,337
$10.26
Alaska
$32,977
$15.85
Arizona
$26,071
$12.53
Arkansas
$26,232
$12.61
California
$31,058
$14.93
Colorado
$27,802
$13.37
Connecticut
$29,274
$14.07
Delaware
$27,601
$13.27
District of Columbia
$29,266
$14.07
Florida
$24,459
$11.76
Georgia
$22,834
$10.98
Hawaii
$29,210
$14.04
Idaho
$28,035
$13.48
Illinois
$25,225
$12.13
Indiana
$20,949
$10.07
Iowa
$25,682
$12.35
Kansas
$23,684
$11.39
Kentucky
$26,667
$12.82
Louisiana
$23,275
$11.19
Maine
$30,145
$14.49
Maryland
$25,371
$12.20
Massachusetts
$32,288
$15.52
Michigan
$26,732
$12.85
Minnesota
$29,915
$14.38
Mississippi
$23,159
$11.13
Missouri
$23,030
$11.07
Montana
$27,781
$13.36
Nebraska
$24,130
$11.60
Nevada
$28,536
$13.72
New Hampshire
$29,490
$14.18
New Jersey
$31,633
$15.21
New Mexico
$27,846
$13.39
New York
$29,812
$14.33
North Carolina
$23,158
$11.13
North Dakota
$28,592
$13.75
Ohio
$26,792
$12.88
Oklahoma
$20,734
$9.97
Oregon
$33,867
$16.28
Pennsylvania
$25,904
$12.45
Rhode Island
$29,971
$14.41
South Carolina
$24,431
$11.75
South Dakota
$28,533
$13.72
Tennessee
$23,031
$11.07
Texas
$21,711
$10.44
Utah
$26,291
$12.64
Vermont
$31,191
$15.00
Virginia
$24,474
$11.77
Washington
$34,220
$16.45
West Virginia
$27,759
$13.35
Wisconsin
$28,937
$13.91
Wyoming
$27,217
$13.09

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Highest Paying Cities For Baker

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Seattle, WA
$34,790
$16.73
Portland, OR
$33,837
$16.27
Newark, CA
$32,930
$15.83
Fall River, MA
$32,510
$15.63
Paramus, NJ
$32,088
$15.43
Yonkers, NY
$29,967
$14.41

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How much does a Baker make?

  • The average baker makes $27,637 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a baker is $13.29.
  • The average entry-level baker salary is $17,000.
  • Highest paying states for baker are Washington ($34,220), Oregon ($33,867), Alaska ($34,220) and Massachusetts ($34,220).
  • Highest paying cities for baker are Seattle, WA ($34,790), Portland, OR, Newark, CA, Fall River, MA and Paramus, NJ.
  • Bakers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $43,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $35,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $21,000
  • Industries with the highest baker salaries are hospitality, retail and pharmaceutical.

Average Baker Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $27,600
    $13.29
    +3.1%
    2020
    $26,800
    $12.87
    +2.3%
    2019
    $26,100
    $12.57
    +3.7%
    2018
    $25,200
    $12.11
    +2.4%
    2017
    $24,600
    $11.82
    +1.9%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Deli/Bakery Clerk

    Avg. salary: $28,745

    A deli/bakery clerk assists customers by taking and preparing orders, ensuring efficiency and customer satisfaction. They may also help customers by answering inquiries, accepting requests, offering other products and services, processing payments, and handling issues and concerns efficiently and professionally. They are also in charge of maintaining product displays, removing lesser quality or expired goods from the shelves, monitoring inventories, unloading supplies from delivery trucks, and maintaining the cleanliness of different areas, complying with the company's policies and industry health standards.
    47,483 Deli/Bakery Clerk Jobs
    Bakery Clerk

    Avg. salary: $29,185

    A bakery clerk is an employee who is responsible for running the bakery department of supermarkets, boutique bakeries, or baking facilities. Bakery clerks are usually tasked to manage the bakery's cash register, bagging baked goods and then taking customers' payments. They ensure that the display cases inside the bakery are fully stocked with fresh bread and other baked goods. They also assist bakers with baking tasks such as measuring ingredients, mixing dough, or pouring batter.
    44,920 Bakery Clerk Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Deli/Bakery Clerk
    $28,746
    $2,395
    $13.82
    47,483
    Bakery Clerk
    $29,185
    $2,432
    $14.03
    44,920
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    Baker Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a baker can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Bakers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a baker, being employed by a company such as State of Florida or University of Northern Iowa would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like OTG Management and SAGE Dining Services also report highly competitive salaries for bakers.
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    Recently Added Baker Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Pilot Company
    Deli Baker
    Deli Baker
    Holland, MI
    08/31/2021
    $20,140
    08/31/2021
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    Deli Baker
    Deli Baker
    Burbank, OH
    08/31/2021
    $18,366
    08/31/2021
    Pilot Company
    Deli Baker
    Deli Baker
    Fernley, NV
    08/31/2021
    $20,348
    08/31/2021
    Pilot Company
    Deli Baker
    Deli Baker
    Sioux Falls, SD
    08/31/2021
    $19,722
    08/31/2021
    Pilot Company
    Deli Baker
    Deli Baker
    Oakwood, IL
    08/31/2021
    $22,957
    08/31/2021
    Fresh Flours West Seattle
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    Full or Baker
    Seattle, WA
    08/30/2021
    $48,001
    08/30/2021
    Trophy Cupcakes and Party
    Baker
    Baker
    Woodinville, WA
    08/30/2021
    $41,740
    08/30/2021
    A La Mode Pies
    Baker
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    Seattle, WA
    08/30/2021
    $43,827
    08/30/2021
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    Reynoldsburg, OH
    08/29/2021
    $25,044
    08/29/2021
    Scratch Baker
    West Linn, OR
    08/29/2021
    $30,262
    08/29/2021

    Average Baker Salary by Demographic

    Baker Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $24,401
    female-income
    Female Income
    $23,600
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$24,401
    Female$23,600
    Median Baker Income by Race
    White bakers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White bakers have the lowest average salary at $23,768.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$24,177
    Black or African American$24,048
    Asian$23,868
    Hispanic or Latino$24,144
    Average Baker Salary by Education Level
    Bakers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $24,095 annually. With a Bachelors degree, bakers earn a median annual income of $23,977 compared to $23,829 for bakers with an Associate degree.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$23,600
    Master's Degree$24,095
    Bachelor's Degree$23,977
    Some College/ Associate Degree$23,829