Salary for Bakers

Also known as:  Bagel Maker, Bread Baker, Dough Maker, Pastry Baker, Pastry Finisher, Pie Baker, Pie Maker

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A baker mixes together and bakes ingredients to create pastries, breads, cookies, cakes, rolls and other products. This job is not often dangerous, but it can be strenuous for newcomers as employees are required to work with sharp knives and use hot ovens frequently. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Serious candidates may want to consider pastry or cooking school. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Baker can receive a compensation somewhere between 16000 - 24000 depending on the level of experience. Bakers will usually earn an average wage of Twenty Five Thousand Four Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Bakers are paid at the highest level in the District of Columbia, which has average pay scales of near $30860. Employees who work in this job can obtain the highest compensation in Public Administration, where they receive an average job salary of $32550.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.91 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Bakers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $32,550
Public Administration $31,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises $29,170
Health Care and Social Assistance $28,220
Manufacturing $26,290
Retail Trade $25,290
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $23,590
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $24,300
Wholesale Trade $24,460
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $24,830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $25,090
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