Getting into the Business in Pastry & Baking Posted February 13, 2008 As far as the pay. I've had this discussion many different times with many different people. I'm a believer that money isn't the most important thing in the world (That statement is almost anti-american ) Like a said early, my mother was a teacher for many years and is now a principal. From her I've learned that as long as you're doing something that you truly love. It doesn't matter how much you get paid. In other words, listen to your heart, not your bank account . So i'm really not worried about the money. Just as long as I'm not living on the street. Thanks again,Will←You know, starting teachers where I live make about twice as much as starting bakers do. Teacher pay actually looks pretty good now that I've been working in the kitchen.