Baptism does not save you. Therefore, it is not part of the salvation process. A person isn't saved because they are baptized. A person is baptized because they are saved. Think of it like a wedding ring. A wedding ring doesn't make a person married. It publically tells people that a person is married.
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus and the work He accomplished on His cross and in His resurrection. Nothing we do and no religious event will ever save us. The good news is that Jesus has already performed the work of redemption. All we have to do is believe in Him and follow Him.