Updated August 18, 2021
Average Bakery Clerk Salary
$14.03 hourly
$29,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$29,000
Median
$35,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17
75th Percentile
$32,000
$2,667
$15
Average
$29,185
$2,432
$14
25th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13
10th Percentile
$23,000
$1,917
$11

Average Bakery Clerk Salary By State

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Bakery Clerk average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$21,482
$10.33
Alaska
$33,268
$15.99
Arizona
$24,663
$11.86
Arkansas
$21,722
$10.44
California
$29,227
$14.05
Colorado
$23,813
$11.45
Connecticut
$29,973
$14.41
Delaware
$29,840
$14.35
District of Columbia
$34,075
$16.38
Florida
$24,574
$11.81
Georgia
$21,837
$10.50
Hawaii
$28,754
$13.82
Idaho
$20,497
$9.85
Illinois
$26,343
$12.66
Indiana
$25,760
$12.38
Iowa
$24,351
$11.71
Kansas
$21,910
$10.53
Kentucky
$25,621
$12.32
Louisiana
$20,605
$9.91
Maine
$29,769
$14.31
Maryland
$30,993
$14.90
Massachusetts
$30,009
$14.43
Michigan
$29,794
$14.32
Minnesota
$28,876
$13.88
Mississippi
$22,670
$10.90
Missouri
$22,652
$10.89
Montana
$20,321
$9.77
Nebraska
$24,032
$11.55
Nevada
$31,475
$15.13
New Hampshire
$28,897
$13.89
New Jersey
$28,727
$13.81
New Mexico
$21,814
$10.49
New York
$35,462
$17.05
North Carolina
$23,529
$11.31
North Dakota
$27,310
$13.13
Ohio
$26,295
$12.64
Oklahoma
$22,693
$10.91
Oregon
$30,550
$14.69
Pennsylvania
$26,498
$12.74
Rhode Island
$34,358
$16.52
South Carolina
$23,904
$11.49
South Dakota
$21,887
$10.52
Tennessee
$22,375
$10.76
Texas
$21,015
$10.10
Utah
$20,427
$9.82
Vermont
$30,084
$14.46
Virginia
$24,817
$11.93
Washington
$27,233
$13.09
West Virginia
$22,864
$10.99
Wisconsin
$28,349
$13.63
Wyoming
$21,995
$10.57

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Highest Paying Cities For Bakery Clerk

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Novato, CA
$31,332
$15.06
Edmonds, WA
$27,959
$13.44
Erie, PA
$24,256
$11.66
West Des Moines, IA
$24,121
$11.60
Saint George, UT
$22,227
$10.69

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How much does a Bakery Clerk make?

The average bakery clerk salary is $29,185 per year, or $14.03 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Rhode Island, Alaska, Nevada, and Maryland provide the highest bakery clerk salaries.

Average Bakery Clerk Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $29,200
    $14.03
    +4.2%
    2020
    $28,000
    $13.44
    +5.7%
    2019
    $26,400
    $12.68
    +5.9%
    2018
    $24,800
    $11.93
    +3.1%
    2017
    $24,100
    $11.57
    +0.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Kitchen Staff

    Avg. salary: $23,038

    The kitchen staff consists of preparation workers who execute several routine tasks as directed by chefs, food service managers, and cooks. These works should have the ability to follow cooking instructions and deliver well-prepared meals. Their responsibilities include the cleanup of dishes, cooking equipment, and the working stations. They also take charge of food safety regulations, storing and sorting of ingredients, and preparing foodstuff.
    123,142 Kitchen Staff Jobs
    Sandwich Artist

    Avg. salary: $18,622

    Sandwich artists are employees at any restaurant that specializes in sandwiches. They manage the sandwich station and answer any inquiries that customers may have on the different ingredients available. As such, sandwich artists must be familiar with all the ingredients and menu offerings that the restaurant has. They also provide recommendations to customers, crafting sandwiches based on what the customer likes. Once the customer has chosen the contents of the sandwich or a specific menu item, the sandwich artist assembles the order and serves it to the customer.
    5,563 Sandwich Artist Jobs
    Kitchen Helper

    Avg. salary: $21,133

    Kitchen helpers perform various kitchen tasks in restaurants, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. Their duties and responsibilities include assisting cooks in the preparation of meal ingredients, helping other staff with unloading food items from delivery trucks, and washing and drying the utensils, dishes, and cookware. Kitchen helpers are also responsible for removing and replacing garbage bags and storing ingredients and food supplies in compliance with food safety standards. The requirements for this position may include a high school diploma, a license in food handling, and knowledge of food safety standards.
    85,904 Kitchen Helper Jobs
    Food Prep/Dishwasher

    Avg. salary: $24,763

    A food prep/dishwasher's role is to perform food preparation and cleaning duties in a kitchen, under the supervision and directives of a chef or manager. One of their primary responsibilities is washing dishes, sanitizing utensils, and preparing ingredients by washing, peeling, and cutting them according to size. They may also participate in organizing, sorting, and putting them in proper storage. There are also instances when they have to perform basic cooking tasks ranging from boiling and frying to baking. Furthermore, a food prep/dishwasher may have the duty of maintaining the kitchen's cleanliness and other areas.
    50,174 Food Prep/Dishwasher Jobs
    Food Service Worker

    Avg. salary: $22,005

    Foodservice workers are employees at restaurants, food trucks, or any outlet that provides food to customers. They may be assigned to welcome customers, take food orders, prepare food orders in the kitchen, serve food, handle customer payments, clean up the tables once the guests leave, or maintain the whole store's cleanliness. They may also be assigned to manage inventories, handle stocks and deliveries, and other activities related to the restaurant's successful operations. Foodservice workers must always be hygienic and maintain the sanitation of the area to ensure food safety.
    105,732 Food Service Worker Jobs
    Deli Worker

    Avg. salary: $21,327

    A deli worker specializes in handling deli products and providing customer service in retail stores. They are primarily responsible for packaging and labeling products according to their weight and type, assigning prices, sorting out quality, and arranging them on display, all while following food safety and health guidelines. They must also respond to inquiries, suggest products, resolve any issues or concerns, handle special orders, and maintain cleanliness and sanitation. Furthermore, it is crucial to implement all policies and regulations, maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone.
    28,882 Deli Worker Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Kitchen Staff
    $23,039
    $1,920
    $11.08
    123,142
    Sandwich Artist
    $18,622
    $1,552
    $8.95
    5,563
    Kitchen Helper
    $21,134
    $1,761
    $10.16
    85,904
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    $24,763
    $2,064
    $11.91
    50,174
    Food Service Worker
    $22,006
    $1,834
    $10.58
    105,732
    Deli Worker
    $21,327
    $1,777
    $10.25
    28,882
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    Bakery Clerk Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a bakery clerk 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 Bakery Clerks The Most?

    To earn a high income as a bakery clerk, working for Town & Country Realty or Bristol Farms might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Roche Bros. Supermarkets and Festival Foods report highly competitive wages for bakery clerks.
    Company
    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Bakery Clerk SalaryAverage Salary
    1$31,870
    2$31,624
    3$31,619
    4$31,529
    5$31,452
    6$31,436

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    Recently Added Bakery Clerk Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Nugget Markets
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    Roseville, CA
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Bimbo Bakeries USA
    Bakery Outlet Clerk
    Bakery Outlet Clerk
    Barre, VT
    08/25/2021
    $22,957
    08/25/2021
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    Bakery Outlet Clerk
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    Salisbury, MD
    08/25/2021
    $27,799
    08/25/2021
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    Bakery Outlet Clerk
    Saint George, UT
    08/21/2021
    $29,135
    08/21/2021
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    Los Altos, CA
    08/20/2021
    $41,740
    08/20/2021
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    Tucson, AZ
    08/07/2021
    $26,234
    08/07/2021
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    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/07/2021
    $31,785
    08/07/2021
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    Bangor, ME
    08/06/2021
    $28,049
    08/06/2021
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    Coburg, OR
    08/06/2021
    $29,218
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    Average Bakery Clerk Salary by Demographic

    Bakery Clerk Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $27,492
    female-income
    Female Income
    $27,278
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$27,492
    Female$27,278
    Median Bakery Clerk Income by Race
    Hispanic or latino bakery clerks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White bakery clerks have the lowest average salary at $27,019.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$27,019
    Black or African American$27,288
    Asian$27,463
    Hispanic or Latino$27,621
    Average Bakery Clerk Salary by Education Level
    Bakery clerks with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $29,448 annually. With a Bachelors degree, bakery clerks earn a median annual income of $28,077 compared to $27,906 for bakery clerks with an Associate degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$27,278
    Master's Degree$29,448
    Bachelor's Degree$28,077
    Some College/ Associate Degree$27,906