Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
165,270 1.4 % $12.08 $25,120 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $9.21 $11.13 $14.09 $17.84
Annual Wage (2) $17,300 $19,150 $23,160 $29,320 $37,110


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 49,680 17.43 $12.31 $25,610
Grocery Stores 46,210 1.81 $12.09 $25,140
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 26,880 0.29 $11.23 $23,350
Specialty Food Stores 5,360 2.40 $11.56 $24,040
Traveler Accommodation 3,130 0.18 $15.69 $32,630

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 49,680 17.43 $12.31 $25,610
Specialty Food Stores 5,360 2.40 $11.56 $24,040
Grocery Stores 46,210 1.81 $12.09 $25,140
Special Food Services 2,560 0.42 $12.84 $26,700
Grain and Oilseed Milling 230 0.39 $10.88 $22,630

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) $22.41 $46,620
Traveler Accommodation 3,130 0.18 $15.69 $32,630
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $15.51 $32,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $15.13 $31,470
Elementary and Secondary Schools 500 0.01 $15.02 $31,240


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 24,180 1.64 1.32 $12.44 $25,870
Florida 11,710 1.57 1.26 $11.94 $24,840
Texas 11,290 1.03 0.83 $10.68 $22,210
New York 9,770 1.13 0.91 $13.02 $27,070
Pennsylvania 9,320 1.66 1.33 $12.49 $25,980




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)
Hawaii 1,410 2.34 1.88 $15.45 $32,130
Vermont 650 2.18 1.75 $12.96 $26,960
Nevada 2,370 2.06 1.65 $13.77 $28,650
Rhode Island 910 1.98 1.59 $12.10 $25,170
Montana 830 1.89 1.52 $11.52 $23,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 280 0.42 0.33 $16.15 $33,600
Hawaii 1,410 2.34 1.88 $15.45 $32,130
Alaska 390 1.22 0.98 $15.13 $31,470
Massachusetts 3,550 1.09 0.87 $13.99 $29,110
Nevada 2,370 2.06 1.65 $13.77 $28,650





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,240 2.07 1.66 $11.71 $24,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,550 1.25 1.00 $12.81 $26,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.59 1.27 $12.42 $25,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,290 1.43 1.15 $11.11 $23,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.66 1.33 $13.91 $28,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,890 1.05 0.84 $10.63 $22,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,790 1.92 1.54 $13.11 $27,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.20 0.96 $10.86 $22,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,150 1.21 0.97 $12.48 $25,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,100 1.44 1.16 $11.96 $24,870