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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
184,990 1.7 % $14.25 $29,630 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.77 $11.29 $13.32 $16.41 $20.02
Annual Wage (2) $20,310 $23,480 $27,700 $34,120 $41,640


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 58,840 18.71 $14.53 $30,230
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 52,100 1.79 $14.18 $29,480
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 39,100 0.36 $13.34 $27,750
Traveler Accommodation 3,840 0.19 $16.95 $35,270
Special Food Services 3,590 0.49 $14.80 $30,780

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 58,840 18.71 $14.53 $30,230
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 52,100 1.79 $14.18 $29,480
Special Food Services 3,590 0.49 $14.80 $30,780
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 39,100 0.36 $13.34 $27,750
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 270 0.35 $12.96 $26,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $17.11 $35,580
Traveler Accommodation 3,840 0.19 $16.95 $35,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 620 0.01 $16.53 $34,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 230 (7) $15.85 $32,960
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $15.69 $32,630


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 23,580 1.36 1.08 $15.67 $32,580
Texas 15,850 1.28 1.01 $12.42 $25,830
New York 11,690 1.23 0.97 $15.76 $32,780
Illinois 11,430 1.90 1.51 $13.63 $28,360
Florida 10,170 1.16 0.92 $13.83 $28,780




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 760 2.47 1.96 $16.53 $34,380
Hawaii 1,480 2.33 1.85 $18.31 $38,080
Utah 3,120 2.07 1.65 $13.90 $28,920
Montana 910 1.94 1.54 $13.47 $28,020
Illinois 11,430 1.90 1.51 $13.63 $28,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,480 2.33 1.85 $18.31 $38,080
District of Columbia 760 1.05 0.84 $17.13 $35,620
Massachusetts 4,300 1.19 0.94 $16.94 $35,240
Washington 5,200 1.57 1.25 $16.94 $35,230
Alaska 200 0.63 0.50 $16.60 $34,520





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,320 1.17 0.93 $16.32 $33,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,790 2.09 1.66 $13.85 $28,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,020 1.29 1.02 $14.19 $29,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,150 1.41 1.12 $12.69 $26,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,700 1.90 1.51 $17.77 $36,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,450 1.55 1.23 $13.04 $27,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,850 1.21 0.96 $15.79 $32,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,780 1.24 0.98 $12.21 $25,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,540 1.29 1.02 $13.54 $28,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,290 1.63 1.29 $17.76 $36,940