Average Baker and Pastrycook Salary in Afghanistan for 2022

In this article, we will look at the average Baker and Pastrycook salary for 2022 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ุ‹.

How Much Does a Baker and Pastrycook Make in Afghanistan?

A Baker and Pastrycook working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 344,600 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 187,300 AFN to the highest average salary of 520,900 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
344,600 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
28,716 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
187,300 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
15,608 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
520,900 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
43,408 AFN

These are average salaries for a Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a Baker and Pastrycook to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Baker and Pastrycook salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Baker and Pastrycook Salaries in Afghanistan

So we've looked at the average salaries a Baker and Pastrycook will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that a Baker and Pastrycook can earn between 187,300 AFN and 520,900 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for a Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan is 318,800 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 318,800 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 318,800 AFN.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).

Percentiles

Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Baker and Pastrycook salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 228,500 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 228,500 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 385,300 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 385,300 AFN.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Baker and Pastrycook Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average baker and pastrycook salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. A Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 216,800 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Baker and Pastrycook salary would increase to 275,200 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Baker and Pastrycook, the average salary would be 362,200 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 424,900 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Baker and Pastrycook with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 471,700 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Baker and Pastrycook with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 500,100 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
216,800 AFN
2-5 Years +26%
275,200 AFN
5-10 Years +32%
362,200 AFN
10-15 Years +18%
424,900 AFN
15-20 Years +11%
471,700 AFN
20+ Years +6%
500,100 AFN

Baker and Pastrycook Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for a Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • High School. A Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan with a high school education can earn an average salary of 301,300 AFN.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 467,700 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

High School
301,300 AFN
Certificate or Diploma +56%
467,700 AFN

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Baker and Pastrycook Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Afghanistan, a male baker and pastrycook will earn an average of 361,600 AFN, while a female baker and pastrycook will earn around 325,600 AFN.

This means that a male baker and pastrycook earns approximately 11% more than a female baker and pastrycook for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan

Male
361,600 AFN
Female -11%
325,600 AFN

Baker and Pastrycook Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for a Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan is around 5% every 29 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 5 ÷ 29 ) × 12  = 2%

What this means is that a Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 2% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2022

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Baker and Pastrycook Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

A Baker and Pastrycook is a low bonus based job, with 7% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

93% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 1% to 2%.

Received Bonus
7%
No Bonus
93%

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to a Baker and Pastrycook

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a Baker and Pastrycook in Afghanistan.

Job Title Category Salary
All Rounder Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 413,900 AFN
Assistant Executive Housekeeper Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 282,500 AFN
Assistant Food and Beverage Controller Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 548,500 AFN
Assistant Food and Beverage Director Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,224,800 AFN
Assistant Hospitality Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,306,100 AFN
Assistant Storekeeper Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 263,100 AFN
Assistant Tour Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 626,800 AFN
Bakery Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 743,100 AFN
Bakery Superintendent Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 498,500 AFN
Banquet Captain Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 369,900 AFN
Banquet Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 528,500 AFN
Banquet Server Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 301,800 AFN
Bar Attendant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 332,500 AFN
Bar Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 671,000 AFN
Bar Supervisor Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 464,400 AFN
Barista Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 396,300 AFN
Bartender Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 392,300 AFN
Bellman Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 315,700 AFN
Beverage Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 800,200 AFN
Bistro Attendant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 325,900 AFN
Buffet Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 607,400 AFN
Buffet Host Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 325,600 AFN
Buffet Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 725,700 AFN
Butcher and Slaughterer Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 273,300 AFN
Cafeteria Assistant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 340,400 AFN
Cafeteria Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 619,800 AFN
Cafeteria Supervisor Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 424,300 AFN
Cake Decorator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 376,800 AFN
Casino Shift Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,138,500 AFN
Chain Store Customer Support Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 513,300 AFN
Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 633,100 AFN
Chef De Cuisine Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 855,200 AFN
Club Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,198,300 AFN
Cluster Director Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,524,300 AFN
Cluster Revenue Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,191,100 AFN
Cocktail Server Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 315,700 AFN
Coffee Shop Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,141,600 AFN
Concierge Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 288,700 AFN
Confectionery Baker Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 384,200 AFN
Conference and Sales Coordinator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 543,200 AFN
Conference Services Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 679,200 AFN
Cook Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 547,800 AFN
Corporate Sous Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 899,200 AFN
Corporate Travel Consultant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 878,900 AFN
Croupier Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 430,000 AFN
Culinary Assistant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 279,400 AFN
Culinary Associate Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 281,500 AFN
Demi Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 592,600 AFN
Dietary Aide Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 615,000 AFN
Dining Room Supervisor Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 581,000 AFN
Dishwasher Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 261,300 AFN
Duty Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 751,700 AFN
Events Coordinator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 454,300 AFN
Executive Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 732,400 AFN
Executive Pastry Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 555,800 AFN
Fast Food Cook Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 518,900 AFN
Fast Food Shift Supervisor Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 524,300 AFN
Fine Dining Cook Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 919,700 AFN
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 913,400 AFN
Fleet Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,537,500 AFN
Food and Beverage Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,184,200 AFN
Food Consultant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 976,300 AFN
Food Safety Coordinator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 722,100 AFN
Food Server Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 292,000 AFN
Food Service Director Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,099,800 AFN
Food Service Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,273,300 AFN
Food Service Sales Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 710,500 AFN
Food Service Worker Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 311,700 AFN
Front Desk Agent Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 361,500 AFN
Front Desk Clerk Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 369,300 AFN
Front Office Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 659,200 AFN
Guest Service Executive Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,014,700 AFN
Guest Service Representative Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 388,100 AFN
Head Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 727,100 AFN
Head Concierge Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 491,000 AFN
Hospitality Director Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,846,200 AFN
Hostess / Host Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 341,400 AFN
Hotel Desk Clerk Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 349,300 AFN
Hotel Maid Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 271,300 AFN
Hotel Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,678,300 AFN
Hotel Sales Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,345,400 AFN
Hotel Service Supervisor Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 942,700 AFN
Hotel Staff Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 325,900 AFN
Inventory Coordinator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 392,300 AFN
Kitchen Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 573,500 AFN
Kitchen Staff Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 313,700 AFN
Kitchen Supervisor Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 538,600 AFN
Line Cook Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 539,800 AFN
Luggage Porter Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 253,400 AFN
Motel Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 946,000 AFN
Pastry Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 504,500 AFN
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 322,600 AFN
Production Operator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 525,700 AFN
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 541,700 AFN
Receptionist Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 375,200 AFN
Regional Restaurant Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,333,900 AFN
Restaurant Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,138,500 AFN
Restaurant Server Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 317,700 AFN
Room Reservations Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,125,500 AFN
Room Service Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 1,070,600 AFN
Sous Chef Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 701,400 AFN
Special Events Coordinator Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 683,800 AFN
Supervisor of Food Services Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 790,300 AFN
Tour Consultant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 904,700 AFN
Tour Guide Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 559,000 AFN
Tour Manager Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 812,900 AFN
Travel Agent Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 592,200 AFN
Travel Consultant Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 918,600 AFN
Waiter / Waitress Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 296,000 AFN

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Herat 344,600 AFN
Jalalabad 318,800 AFN
Kabul 357,700 AFN
Kandahar 371,100 AFN
Kunduz 315,900 AFN
Mazari Sharif 330,700 AFN

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