Average Cake Decorator Salary
$31,000 yearly
$11.07 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$26,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$36,000
90 %
Cake decorators in the United States make an average salary of $31,567 per year or $15.18 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $36,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New York, New Jersey, Alaska, and Maine provide the highest cake decorator salaries.

Average Cake Decorator Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Cake Decorator average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$23,711
$23,711
$11.40
$11.40
Alaska
Alaska
$33,712
$33,712
$16.21
$16.21
Arizona
Arizona
$32,663
$32,663
$15.70
$15.70
Arkansas
Arkansas
$29,063
$29,063
$13.97
$13.97
California
California
$32,747
$32,747
$15.74
$15.74
Colorado
Colorado
$26,336
$26,336
$12.66
$12.66
Connecticut
Connecticut
$31,690
$31,690
$15.24
$15.24
Delaware
Delaware
$28,825
$28,825
$13.86
$13.86
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$27,500
$27,500
$13.22
$13.22
Florida
Florida
$27,863
$27,863
$13.40
$13.40
Georgia
Georgia
$25,801
$25,801
$12.40
$12.40
Hawaii
Hawaii
$28,838
$28,838
$13.86
$13.86
Idaho
Idaho
$32,167
$32,167
$15.46
$15.46
Illinois
Illinois
$31,511
$31,511
$15.15
$15.15
Indiana
Indiana
$29,493
$29,493
$14.18
$14.18
Iowa
Iowa
$31,596
$31,596
$15.19
$15.19
Kansas
Kansas
$30,183
$30,183
$14.51
$14.51
Kentucky
Kentucky
$25,467
$25,467
$12.24
$12.24
Louisiana
Louisiana
$25,439
$25,439
$12.23
$12.23
Maine
Maine
$33,323
$33,323
$16.02
$16.02
Maryland
Maryland
$27,827
$27,827
$13.38
$13.38
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$31,968
$31,968
$15.37
$15.37
Michigan
Michigan
$29,062
$29,062
$13.97
$13.97
Minnesota
Minnesota
$27,689
$27,689
$13.31
$13.31
Mississippi
Mississippi
$24,884
$24,884
$11.96
$11.96
Missouri
Missouri
$25,880
$25,880
$12.44
$12.44
Montana
Montana
$26,523
$26,523
$12.75
$12.75
Nebraska
Nebraska
$26,798
$26,798
$12.88
$12.88
Nevada
Nevada
$30,876
$30,876
$14.84
$14.84
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$30,930
$30,930
$14.87
$14.87
New Jersey
New Jersey
$35,442
$35,442
$17.04
$17.04
New Mexico
New Mexico
$31,325
$31,325
$15.06
$15.06
New York
New York
$35,817
$35,817
$17.22
$17.22
North Carolina
North Carolina
$24,314
$24,314
$11.69
$11.69
North Dakota
North Dakota
$29,036
$29,036
$13.96
$13.96
Ohio
Ohio
$26,746
$26,746
$12.86
$12.86
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$26,688
$26,688
$12.83
$12.83
Oregon
Oregon
$31,953
$31,953
$15.36
$15.36
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$27,867
$27,867
$13.40
$13.40
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$32,515
$32,515
$15.63
$15.63
South Carolina
South Carolina
$25,083
$25,083
$12.06
$12.06
South Dakota
South Dakota
$27,718
$27,718
$13.33
$13.33
Tennessee
Tennessee
$25,983
$25,983
$12.49
$12.49
Texas
Texas
$30,337
$30,337
$14.59
$14.59
Utah
Utah
$27,101
$27,101
$13.03
$13.03
Vermont
Vermont
$29,466
$29,466
$14.17
$14.17
Virginia
Virginia
$30,540
$30,540
$14.68
$14.68
Washington
Washington
$36,198
$36,198
$17.40
$17.40
West Virginia
West Virginia
$26,191
$26,191
$12.59
$12.59
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$31,475
$31,475
$15.13
$15.13
Wyoming
Wyoming
$25,225
$25,225
$12.13
$12.13

Highest Paying Cities For Cake Decorator

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Federal Way, WA
Federal Way, WA
$36,692
$36,692
$17.64
$17.64
Yonkers, NY
Yonkers, NY
$36,064
$36,064
$17.34
$17.34
Novato, CA
Novato, CA
$35,955
$35,955
$17.29
$17.29
Paramus, NJ
Paramus, NJ
$35,857
$35,857
$17.24
$17.24
Arlington, MA
Arlington, MA
$31,857
$31,857
$15.32
$15.32
Centreville, VA
Centreville, VA
$31,053
$31,053
$14.93
$14.93

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    Avg. salary: $20,188

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    6,358 Laundry Worker Jobs
    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.
    47,248 Deli/Bakery Clerk Jobs
    Bakery Clerk

    Avg. salary: $29,185

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    40,972 Bakery Clerk Jobs

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    Company

    Recently Added Cake Decorator Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    The Whimsy Cookie Co
    The Whimsy Cookie Co
    Cookie/Cake Decorator
    Cookie/Cake Decorator
    Cookie/Cake Decorator
    Memphis, TN
    Memphis, TN
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    06/30/2021
    Cake Decorators
    Cake Decorators
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    06/30/2021
    Cutsforth's Market
    Cutsforth's Market
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Canby, OR
    Canby, OR
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    06/29/2021
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Natick, MA
    Natick, MA
    06/28/2021
    06/28/2021
    $32,349
    $32,349
    06/28/2021
    Sugar Bakery & Cafe
    Sugar Bakery & Cafe
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    06/27/2021
    06/27/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    06/27/2021
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $32,975
    $32,975
    06/23/2021
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    North Wales, PA
    North Wales, PA
    06/22/2021
    06/22/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    06/22/2021
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Clinton, MI
    Clinton, MI
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $30,262
    $30,262
    06/18/2021
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Westminster, CO
    Westminster, CO
    06/17/2021
    06/17/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/17/2021
    Cake Decorator
    Cake Decorator
    Elk Grove, CA
    Elk Grove, CA
    06/17/2021
    06/17/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    06/17/2021

    Average Cake Decorator Salary by Demographic

    Cake Decorator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $31,933
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,533
    Median Cake Decorator Income by Race
    Asian cake decorators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american cake decorators have the lowest average salary at $30,693.
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$31,465
    Black or African American$30,693
    Asian$31,571
    Unknown$31,439
    Hispanic or Latino$30,998
    Average Cake Decorator Salary by Education Level
    Cake decorators with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $32,697 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, cake decorators earn a median annual income of $31,933 compared to $29,829 for cake decorators with an Bachelors degree.
    $33,000
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    $29,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$31,933
    Some College/ Associate Degree$32,697
    Bachelor's Degree$29,829