High-End Cake Decorator/manager Salary

Decorating By abarreth Updated 7 Sep 2014 , 5:34pm by Norasmom

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abarreth Posted 7 Sep 2014 , 12:56pm
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I just recently got a job as Decorator at a bakery in Shanghai, China.  I have 2 years self-taught experience and 3 years experience in a fairly busy/popular bakery in a small town in Georgia, USA.  I have an Associates degree in business and an impressive portfolio.  Ive been offered a position as Decorator and also supervisor while the owner is on maternity leave, so a lot of responsibility right away. I was curious what the salary others (in this same field with the same experience) are making..USD.  My last pay at the bakery I was previously employed was $16/hour, with less responsibility, less clientele, and a smaller city.  Want to be sure Im not sounding greedy or selling my self short!  Thanks so much in advance!   

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Sep 2014 , 3:20pm
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AI don't know -- it's not a high dollar industry at all -- $16 an hour in a small town in georgia is pretty dang good -- was this full time?

but my comment is that this depends on the type of business this is -- a free standing bakery where no meals are served would be less pay than a bakery attached to a casino or hotel -- are there other supervisory personnel on premise -- are you doing payroll/accounting/cashiering too -- if it was me doing the hiring your business degree would not factor into my pay scale for a decorator --

i hope you get a ton though

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Norasmom Posted 7 Sep 2014 , 5:34pm
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How much do you want?  It's all about negotiation and what you want, not what they think they can get away with paying you.   Hopefully you have researched cost of living based on your needs.  I for one would not be able to live in Shagnai for under $75/hourly.  That's why I'm in Boston, LOL


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