Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-3011 Bakers

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods. Pastry chefs in restaurants and hotels are included with "Chefs and Head Cooks" (35-1011).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
149,910 1.6 % $12.10 $25,160 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $9.16 $11.18 $14.21 $17.82
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $19,060 $23,250 $29,560 $37,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 47,150 16.70 $12.57 $26,150
Grocery Stores 41,520 1.68 $12.22 $25,420
Limited-Service Eating Places 20,190 0.49 $10.74 $22,340
Other General Merchandise Stores 15,770 1.03 $11.93 $24,810
Full-Service Restaurants 5,810 0.13 $11.59 $24,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 47,150 16.70 $12.57 $26,150
Specialty Food Stores 3,920 1.81 $11.66 $24,260
Grocery Stores 41,520 1.68 $12.22 $25,420
Other General Merchandise Stores 15,770 1.03 $11.93 $24,810
Special Food Services 2,880 0.50 $12.71 $26,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $22.37 $46,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 380 (7) $16.35 $34,000
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $16.07 $33,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $14.96 $31,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 310 0.02 $14.72 $30,630


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 19,320 1.38 1.18 $12.70 $26,410
Texas 11,480 1.11 0.95 $10.56 $21,970
Florida 9,820 1.37 1.18 $11.53 $23,980
New York 9,580 1.14 0.97 $12.67 $26,360
Pennsylvania 9,570 1.73 1.48 $12.69 $26,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 680 2.36 2.02 $12.60 $26,200
Montana 970 2.28 1.95 $11.09 $23,060
Hawaii 1,260 2.19 1.87 $15.45 $32,140
Nevada 2,070 1.86 1.59 $13.26 $27,580
Pennsylvania 9,570 1.73 1.48 $12.69 $26,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,260 2.19 1.87 $15.45 $32,140
District of Columbia 140 0.22 0.19 $15.01 $31,220
Alaska 310 1.00 0.86 $14.97 $31,130
Massachusetts 3,700 1.17 1.00 $14.33 $29,810
Connecticut 1,420 0.88 0.75 $13.81 $28,720





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,190 1.22 1.05 $12.49 $25,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,080 1.59 1.36 $12.65 $26,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,180 1.45 1.24 $13.06 $27,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,490 1.37 1.17 $10.17 $21,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,130 1.72 1.47 $14.53 $30,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,530 1.24 1.06 $11.50 $23,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,270 1.02 0.87 $11.73 $24,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,060 1.23 1.05 $14.57 $30,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,950 1.15 0.98 $12.00 $24,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.80 0.69 $14.06 $29,240