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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
180,010 1.6 % $13.78 $28,660 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $10.87 $12.75 $15.72 $19.40
Annual Wage (2) $19,880 $22,610 $26,520 $32,690 $40,350


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 55,300 17.70 $13.98 $29,080
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 49,890 1.71 $13.58 $28,250
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 37,550 0.35 $13.23 $27,520
Traveler Accommodation 4,070 0.20 $16.49 $34,290
Special Food Services 3,330 0.46 $14.30 $29,750

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 55,300 17.70 $13.98 $29,080
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 49,890 1.71 $13.58 $28,250
Special Food Services 3,330 0.46 $14.30 $29,750
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 37,550 0.35 $13.23 $27,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 3,110 0.32 $13.90 $28,900

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 $17.14 $35,640
Traveler Accommodation 4,070 0.20 $16.49 $34,290
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $16.29 $33,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools 610 0.01 $16.21 $33,720
Dairy Product Manufacturing 180 0.12 $15.87 $33,010


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 24,630 1.45 1.16 $14.76 $30,710
Texas 15,150 1.25 1.01 $12.48 $25,950
New York 12,000 1.28 1.03 $14.90 $30,990
Florida 10,470 1.22 0.98 $13.37 $27,800
Pennsylvania 9,040 1.55 1.24 $13.03 $27,110




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 1,020 3.34 2.68 $15.78 $32,820
Hawaii 1,460 2.27 1.82 $16.88 $35,110
Montana 890 1.93 1.55 $13.25 $27,560
Nevada 2,520 1.87 1.50 $15.11 $31,420
Washington 5,850 1.80 1.44 $16.01 $33,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,460 2.27 1.82 $16.88 $35,110
Alaska 250 0.81 0.65 $16.33 $33,970
District of Columbia 740 1.03 0.83 $16.04 $33,370
Massachusetts 4,460 1.25 1.00 $16.03 $33,350
Washington 5,850 1.80 1.44 $16.01 $33,300





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 11,250 1.18 0.95 $15.35 $31,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,450 1.38 1.11 $13.56 $28,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,300 1.57 1.26 $12.98 $26,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,950 1.39 1.12 $12.41 $25,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,410 1.82 1.47 $16.51 $34,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,880 1.36 1.09 $13.88 $28,870
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,870 1.95 1.57 $16.57 $34,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,600 1.21 0.97 $13.20 $27,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,580 1.14 0.92 $15.17 $31,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,440 1.28 1.03 $13.53 $28,140