wage for assistant bread bakers?
I am trying to figure out what a fair wage should be for an assistant bread baker. I work 3 nights a week in Massachusets where the minimum wage is $8 per hour. My initial pay was $10 and after 3 months and some tough negotiation I was bumped up to $11.50. I don't have schooling in bread baking but I have experience baking a lot at home and working in a bakery for a few months. My main tasks are weighing, shaping, cleaning up, and mixing dough.
All the bread is sourdough and we use a wood fired brick oven. There bread sells out nearly every day. I feel like $11.50 per hour is pretty low for this kind of work and especially the night shift 11 - 7. I'm wondering how other bread bakers feel about this.