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How much does a Pastry Chef make in the United States?

Average Pastry Chef Hourly Wage in the United States

Pastry Chefs earn a median hourly wage of $11.13. Hourly wages typically start from $8.32 and go up to $17.84.

Average Pastry Chef Yearly Salary in the United States

Pastry Chefs earn a median salary of $23,160 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,300 and go up to $37,110.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Pastry Chef Earnings by Seniority

Top End Pastry Chef Earnings

The highest earning Pastry Chefs in the United States earn:

$17.84
an hour
$37,110
per year
Senior Pastry Chef Earnings

Senior Pastry Chefs in the United States earn:

$14.09
an hour
$29,320
per year
Experienced Pastry Chef Earnings

Experienced Pastry Chefs in the United States earn:

$11.13
an hour
$23,160
per year
Junior Pastry Chef Earnings

Junior Pastry Chefs in the United States earn:

$9.21
an hour
$19,150
per year
Starting Pastry Chef Earnings

Starting Pastry Chefs in the United States earn:

$8.32
an hour
$17,300
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pastry Chef salary comparison

Pastry Chefs earn less than 70% percent of Food & Drink careers. Pastry Chef salaries are in the bottom 90% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Pastry Chefs in the United States

Pastry Chef salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Pastry Chef Salary in District of Columbia $16.34 $33,980 # 1
Pastry Chef Salary in Hawaii $14.68 $30,540 # 2
Pastry Chef Salary in Alaska $14.37 $29,880 # 3
Pastry Chef Salary in Massachusetts $13.07 $27,180 # 4
Pastry Chef Salary in Nevada $13.11 $27,280 # 5
Pastry Chef Salary in Oregon $12.64 $26,290 # 6
Pastry Chef Salary in Minnesota $12.23 $25,440 # 7
Pastry Chef Salary in Washington $11.84 $24,630 # 8
Pastry Chef Salary in New York $11.92 $24,800 # 9
Pastry Chef Salary in Vermont $12.35 $25,680 # 10
Pastry Chef Salary in New Jersey $11.42 $23,760 # 11
Pastry Chef Salary in Delaware $12.66 $26,330 # 12
Pastry Chef Salary in Virginia $11.91 $24,770 # 13
Pastry Chef Salary in Maryland $11.75 $24,440 # 14
Pastry Chef Salary in North Dakota $11.68 $24,300 # 15
Pastry Chef Salary in Pennsylvania $11.99 $24,930 # 16
Pastry Chef Salary in Connecticut $11.21 $23,320 # 17
Pastry Chef Salary in California $11.24 $23,370 # 18
Pastry Chef Salary in Colorado $11.27 $23,440 # 19
Pastry Chef Salary in New Hampshire $11.26 $23,420 # 20
Pastry Chef Salary in Arizona $12.20 $25,370 # 21
Pastry Chef Salary in Michigan $11.34 $23,580 # 22
Pastry Chef Salary in Rhode Island $11.01 $22,890 # 23
Pastry Chef Salary in Illinois $11.17 $23,220 # 24
Pastry Chef Salary in Utah $11.27 $23,440 # 25
Pastry Chef Salary in Kansas $10.56 $21,960 # 26
Pastry Chef Salary in Florida $11.44 $23,780 # 27
Pastry Chef Salary in Ohio $10.83 $22,530 # 28
Pastry Chef Salary in Iowa $11.37 $23,640 # 29
Pastry Chef Salary in Wisconsin $10.96 $22,800 # 30
Pastry Chef Salary in Maine $10.95 $22,790 # 31
Pastry Chef Salary in Montana $10.95 $22,780 # 32
Pastry Chef Salary in South Dakota $11.28 $23,470 # 33
Pastry Chef Salary in Wyoming $10.76 $22,380 # 34
Pastry Chef Salary in Idaho $10.47 $21,780 # 35
Pastry Chef Salary in Kentucky $10.22 $21,250 # 36
Pastry Chef Salary in New Mexico $10.38 $21,600 # 37
Pastry Chef Salary in Indiana $10.39 $21,620 # 38
Pastry Chef Salary in Louisiana $10.32 $21,460 # 39
Pastry Chef Salary in South Carolina $10.53 $21,910 # 40
Pastry Chef Salary in North Carolina $10.29 $21,400 # 41
Pastry Chef Salary in Tennessee $10.03 $20,860 # 42
Pastry Chef Salary in Georgia $10.14 $21,090 # 43
Pastry Chef Salary in Alabama $9.91 $20,610 # 44
Pastry Chef Salary in Missouri $10.03 $20,860 # 45
Pastry Chef Salary in Texas $9.74 $20,250 # 46
Pastry Chef Salary in Nebraska $10.11 $21,030 # 47
Pastry Chef Salary in West Virginia $10.11 $21,020 # 48
Pastry Chef Salary in Mississippi $10.25 $21,310 # 49
Pastry Chef Salary in Oklahoma $9.80 $20,390 # 50
Pastry Chef Salary in Arkansas $9.47 $19,690 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Pastry Chef

Interested in becoming a Pastry Chef? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good pastry chef? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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