Updated August 22, 2022

Average Baker Salary

$14.25hourly

$29,640 yearly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$29,640
Median
$41,000
90 %

How much does a Baker make?

Bakers make $29,640 per year on average, or $14.25 per hour, in the United States. Bakers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $41,000.

Location impacts how much a baker can expect to make. Bakers make the most in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and Maine.

Highest Paying States For Bakers

The darker areas on the map show where bakers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Baker average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1New Jersey$34,769$16.72233
2New Hampshire$36,864$17.7239
3New York$34,962$16.81264
4Massachusetts$36,257$17.43145
5Delaware$30,813$14.8135
6Maine$34,937$16.8022
7Vermont$35,707$17.1712
8Connecticut$31,415$15.1096
9California$31,477$15.13712
10Wisconsin$28,775$13.83118
11Virginia$29,129$14.00312
12Rhode Island$32,027$15.4016
13Pennsylvania$27,405$13.18303
14Washington$31,907$15.3494
15Michigan$26,935$12.95216
16Arizona$27,065$13.01221
17Maryland$30,076$14.46140
18Oregon$29,647$14.2571
19Minnesota$29,933$14.3985
20District of Columbia$34,887$16.778
21North Dakota$26,933$12.9518
22Ohio$25,119$12.08308
23Tennessee$26,402$12.69107
24Illinois$28,118$13.52183
25Nevada$25,273$12.1550
26Wyoming$26,944$12.957
27North Carolina$23,375$11.24458
28New Mexico$24,215$11.6452
29Colorado$28,094$13.5159
30Montana$26,901$12.9313
31Iowa$24,567$11.8163
32South Carolina$23,217$11.16168
33Florida$26,049$12.52234
34Utah$24,922$11.9845
35South Dakota$23,961$11.5216
36West Virginia$22,203$10.6738
37Missouri$23,522$11.31118
38Hawaii$27,193$13.076
39Nebraska$24,195$11.6325
40Indiana$22,451$10.79133
41Kansas$23,474$11.2936
42Idaho$22,818$10.9729
43Texas$22,369$10.75414
44Georgia$23,254$11.18150
45Alaska$24,737$11.898
46Louisiana$21,727$10.4568
47Kentucky$20,584$9.9085
48Alabama$22,030$10.5945
49Arkansas$21,512$10.3425
50Oklahoma$20,943$10.0741
51Mississippi$19,835$9.5424

Highest Paying Cities For Bakers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Nashua, NH$36,888$17.73
2Boston, MA$36,274$17.44
3South Portland, ME$35,085$16.87
4Washington, DC$34,889$16.77
5New York, NY$34,864$16.76
6Seattle, WA$31,936$15.35
7Los Angeles, CA$31,452$15.12
8Dover, DE$30,571$14.70
9Saint Paul, MN$29,898$14.37
10Portland, OR$29,565$14.21
11Richmond, VA$28,919$13.90
12Milwaukee, WI$28,815$13.85
13Chicago, IL$28,331$13.62
14Denver, CO$28,110$13.51
15Phoenix, AZ$27,093$13.03

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Nashua, NH
  2. Boston, MA
  3. South Portland, ME
  4. Washington, DC
  5. New York, NY

Baker Salary Details

Average Baker Salary Graph
Average Baker Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Baker's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$29,640$2,470$14
25th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Deli/Bakery Clerk$31,612$2,634$15.20105,572
Bakery Clerk$28,651$2,388$13.7767,778

Which Companies Pay Bakers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, University of Massachusetts Boston and University of California, Berkeley are the highest paying companies for bakers.

How Much Do Bakers Make In Different Industries?

Baker salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the retail, manufacturing, and hospitality industries tend to offer much higher salaries for bakers. For example, bakers make a whopping average salary of $32,174 while working in the retail industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,018 in the manufacturing industry and $29,429 in the hospitality industry.

Bakers may want to avoid working in the agriculture industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $27,679.

Highest Paying Industries For Bakers

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Retail$32,174$15.47
2Manufacturing$31,018$14.91
3Hospitality$29,429$14.15
4Agriculture$27,679$13.31

High Paying Baker Jobs

Baker Salary Trends

The salary for a baker can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $25,392, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $29,640 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $36,021. 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.

Average Baker Salary Over Time

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

    Baker Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$29,600$14.25+5.8%
    2021$27,900$13.43+4.3%
    2020$26,700$12.85+3.1%
    2019$25,900$12.45+2.3%
    2018$25,300$12.16+3.7%

    Recently Added Baker Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Wegmans Food MarketsBakerCary, NC07/26/2022$29,218
    Nugget MarketsBakerWoodland, CA07/26/2022$35,479
    Chartwells Higher EducationBakerMiami, FL07/26/2022$31,305
    Pilot CompanyDeli BakerCanton, OH07/26/2022$20,870
    Mount HermonAssistant BakerMount Hermon, CA07/26/2022$32,870
    Chartwells Higher EducationBakerHamilton, NY07/26/2022$35,479
    Remote In Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBakerSaint Louis, MO07/26/2022$30,262
    Pilot CompanyDeli BakerHouston, TX07/25/2022$20,870
    Pilot CompanyDeli BakerSalt Lake City, UT07/25/2022$20,870
    Pilot CompanyDeli BakerTumwater, WA07/25/2022$30,241

    Baker Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Bakers The Most?

    New Hampshire pays Bakers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $36,864 per year, or $17.72 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Baker?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Baker if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Massachusetts you should be paid close to $36,257 per year.

    What Type Of Baker Gets Paid The Most?

    Baker, Manufacturing gets paid the most. Baker, Manufacturing made a median salary of $56,013. The best-paid 10 percent make $75,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $41,000.

    What Is A Good Starting Salary For A Baker?

    A good starting salary for a baker is $20,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a baker in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for bakers is $27,480, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a baker can vary by state.

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