Pastry Chef Salary in the US

$47,830
per year
per month
$3,990
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,800/year
Bonus
$230/month

Pastry Chef - Average Salary

The average salary for a Pastry Chef is $47,830 per year ($3,990 per month), which is $5,660 (-11%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Pastry Chef can expect an average starting salary of $35,520. The highest salaries can exceed $77,850.
$35,520
Low
$47,830
Average salary
$77,850
High
$2,960
Low
$3,990
Average salary
$6,490
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$41,400
$82,850
Salary$35,520 - 77,850
Bonus$0 - 5,000
Total Pay$35,520 - 82,850
$0
$3,460
$6,910
Salary$2,960 - 6,490
Bonus$0 - 420
Total Pay$2,960 - 6,910

Pastry Chef Salary Range

Low
$35,520
Average salary
$47,830
Experienced
$59,800
High
$77,850
Low
$2,960
Average salary
$3,990
Experienced
$4,980
High
$6,490
Among Pastry Chefs in the US, entry level pastry chefs and assistant pastry chefs earn considerably less per year, while executive pastry chefs enjoy the highest salaries.

Pastry Chef - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Executive Pastry Chef$68K/year
+43% 
Entry Level Pastry Chef$42K/year
 -13%
Assistant Pastry Chef$40K/year
 -17%

Pastry Chef - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A Pastry Chef with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $41,420 per year. A mid career Pastry Chef with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $48,330, while an experienced Pastry Chef with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $61,380. Pastry Chefs with more than 20 years of experience earn $64,250 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Pastry Chef

Late Career▲ +34%
Experienced▲ +28%
Mid Career▲ +1%
Average Salary$47,830/year
No Experience▼ -13%

Gender Breakdown

Female
41%
Male
59%

Pastry Chef - Jobs by Location

Pastry Chef - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Pastry Chef jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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