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Pastry Chef Salary

How Much Does a Pastry Chef Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Pastry Chef in the United States in 2024 is a month or $54,995 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and Salary.com.

Average Pastry Chef Base Salary:

What can I earn as a Pastry Chef?Your salary is 0 the US national average
$26.44
$26.44
26.44

The average wage for a Pastry Chef is per hour.

Tips are not a standard part of a Pastry Chef’s compensation.

However, some establishments allow them to participate in tip pools.

Given the varied tipping policies, it’s advisable to inquire about the specific practices of the restaurant you intend to work for to maximize your earnings.

Annual Mean Wage of Pastry Chefs by State

[Calculated using Glassdoor, Salary.com and Indeed data]

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Pastry Chef Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$54,714

# of employees

3,470

New York City

Annual mean wage

$63,099

# of employees

14,970

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$51,530

# of employees

9,700

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$63,061

# of employees

9,330

[Calculated using ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Indeed data]

High-Paying Cities for Pastry Chefs

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Miami, FL54,71426.3
Chicago, IL51,53024.77
NYC, NY63,09930.34
Los Angeles, CA63,06130.32

Average Pastry Chef Salary by State

Explore the average Pastry Chef salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$48,018
Alaska$56,135
Arizona$52,516
Arkansas$46,671
California$58,187
Colorado$58,529
Connecticut$54,596
Delaware$55,519
Florida$48,259
Georgia$49,444
Hawaii$55,313
Idaho$50,516
Illinois$52,921
Indiana$51,099
Iowa$50,194
Kansas$48,507
Kentucky$49,104
Louisiana$48,580
Maine$54,893
Maryland$56,436
Massachusetts$57,628
Michigan$52,304
Minnesota$54,028
Mississippi$48,085
Missouri$52,585
Montana$49,791
Nebraska$52,204
Nevada$53,449
New Hampshire$53,013
New Jersey$55,567
New Mexico$49,554
New York$57,672
North Carolina$52,270
North Dakota$51,913
Ohio$50,866
Oklahoma$49,989
Oregon$54,508
Pennsylvania$53,016
Rhode Island$54,393
South Carolina$52,703
South Dakota$50,066
Tennessee$49,499
Texas$51,475
Utah$50,965
Vermont$58,653
Virginia$54,898
Washington$60,555
West Virginia$44,463
Wisconsin$52,716
Wyoming$56,178
District of Columbia$56,436

How Much Do Similar Careers to Pastry Chefs Get Paid?

On average, Pastry Chefs make less than Chefs but more than Bakers and Cooks.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Chef
Baker
Cook

Labor Laws and Taxes for Pastry Chefs

As a Pastry Chef, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave 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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