What does a Baker do?

A Baker works in a bakery assisting management with the production of Baked Goods. These can include Breads, Cakes, Pastries, Bagels and many other things. Bakers are in charge of completing recipes exactingly to achieve a consistent product. Oftentimes Bakers work in commercial kitchens which have large equipment such as Industrial mixers, folders and ovens.

While a culinary degree is preferred for high-end patisseries, oftentimes a commercial bakery will provide on-the-job training. Baking is often referred to as science rather than an art. Therefore, the ability to follow verbal and written instructions is key to excelling in this field. A familiarity with weights and measurement, both metric and imperial, is highly recommended.

  • Attend daily production meetings
  • Clean and prep all baking materials for the specific job
  • Assemble all dry and wet goods for production
  • Work alone or with a team to execute recipe
  • Utilize industrial equipment to facilitate efficient production
  • Handle all hot or dangerous items with care
  • Ensure all baked goods are stored and packaged properly
  • Adorn all Health, Sanitation and safety clothing
  • 3+ years experience in a relevant field
  • Firm understanding of the Metric and Imperial systems of measurements
  • Can follow detailed written or verbal instructions precisely
  • Mindset to work safely around hot or dangerous items
  • Content with adhering to all Health and Safety dress-codes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of standing for a 10 hour shift
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Willingness to submit to a drug screen

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
79%
2 - 4
2%
5 - 7
0%
8+
19%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Time Management
Dexterity
Attention To Detail
Urgency
Product Knowledge
Work Ethic
Service Oriented

Baker Seniority Levels

L2
Baker
$28,289/yr
L3
Baker Supervisor
No Salary Reports
L4
Lead Baker
$32,849/yr
Stock Clerk
13% made the transition
Deli Clerk
11% made the transition
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Baker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$28,289 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$21K
Median: $28K
$38K
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