How Much Do Bakers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Bakers mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$31060 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$21,070 to $24,810 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Bakers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,070 to $24,810 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Bakers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $21 $43,310
Senior (Top 25%) $17 $36,000
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $29,400
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $24,810
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $21,070

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $18 $37,930
HI $18 $37,930
WY $18 $37,500
VT $18 $36,900
MA $18 $36,740
WA $17 $36,360
NJ $17 $35,510
CA $17 $34,920
RI $17 $34,780
ND $17 $34,340

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Baker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Bakers are in the states of DC, HI, WY, VT and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $40500 $19.47
Facilities Support Services $37070 $17.82
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $37070 $17.82
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $36800 $17.69
Traveler Accommodation $36270 $17.44
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $35200 $16.92
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $34800 $16.73
Grain and Oilseed Milling $34540 $16.61
Civic and Social Organizations $34490 $16.58
Elementary and Secondary Schools $34080 $16.39
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $33930 $16.31
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $33690 $16.20
Special Food Services $31790 $15.28
Individual and Family Services $31760 $15.27
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing $31720 $15.25
Gambling Industries $31660 $15.22
Animal Food Manufacturing $31250 $15.03
Food and Beverage Stores $31120 $14.96
Dairy Product Manufacturing $31040 $14.92
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $30880 $14.85
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $30660 $14.74
Management of Companies and Enterprises $30560 $14.69
Other Food Manufacturing $30480 $14.65
Local Government $30440 $14.63
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) $29830 $14.34
Amusement Parks and Arcades $29610 $14.24
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $29300 $14.09
Restaurants and Other Eating Places $28780 $13.84
Gasoline Stations $28520 $13.71
Book Stores and News Dealers $28290 $13.60

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