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Baker Salary

How Much Does a Baker Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Baker in the United States is a month or $34,140 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Average Baker Base Salary:

What can I earn as a Baker?Your salary is 0 the US national average

The average wage for a Baker is per hour.

Annual Mean Wage of Bakers by State

[The latest data collected from BLS and the labor/employment departments of the respective states]

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Baker Salary in Major US Cities


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New York City

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[Sources: BLS; New York State Department of Labor; Illinois Department of Employment Security; California Employment Development Department]


High-Paying Cities for Bakers

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Miami, FL33,02015.88
Chicago, IL35,90517.26
NYC, NY41,32919.87
Los Angeles, CA39,75319.11

Average Baker Salary by State

Explore the average Baker salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$ 22,720
Alaska$ 27,260
Arizona$ 45,460
Arkansas$ 28,270
California$ 37,060
Colorado$ 39,610
Connecticut$ 40,390
Delaware$ 31,420
Florida$ 32,980
Georgia$ 29,110
Hawaii$ 35,240
Idaho$ 30,350
Illinois$ 31,750
Indiana$ 27,200
Iowa$ 26,560
Kansas$ 29,680
Kentucky$ 27,580
Louisiana$ 25,160
Maine$ 40,760
Maryland$ 36,940
Massachusetts$ 40,320
Michigan$ 36,420
Minnesota$ 26,770
Mississippi$ 21,440
Missouri$ 33,360
Montana$ 21,800
Nebraska$ 30,410
Nevada$ 27,190
New Hampshire$ 35,570
New Jersey$ 42,910
New Mexico$ 32,800
New York$ 47,640
North Carolina$ 27,890
North Dakota$ 31,460
Ohio$ 30,130
Oklahoma$ 23,900
Oregon$ 34,670
Pennsylvania$ 30,520
Rhode Island$ 34,130
South Carolina$ 22,750
South Dakota$ 27,330
Tennessee$ 24,340
Texas$ 26,520
Utah$ 35,750
Vermont$ 43,950
Virginia$ 35,300
Washington$ 46,400
West Virginia$ 30,090
Wisconsin$ 31,790
Wyoming$ 33,120
District of Columbia$ 50,790

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Baker Get Paid?

Bakers in the U.S. earn less than Pastry Chefs and Prep Cooks, but more than Fast-Food Workers.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Pastry Chef
Prep Cook
Fast-Food Worker

Labor Laws and Taxes for Bakers

As a Baker, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, overtime pay, leave and tipping policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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