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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Bakers
Industry profile for Bakers
Geographic profile for Bakers

National estimates for Bakers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Bakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
181,800 3.0 % $ 15.53 $ 32,300 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Bakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.97 $ 13.30 $ 14.31 $ 17.75 $ 21.85
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,820 $ 27,660 $ 29,750 $ 36,930 $ 45,450


Industry profile for Bakers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Bakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 63,050 21.36 $ 15.74 $ 32,750
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 52,090 1.76 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 42,210 0.45 $ 14.16 $ 29,450
Special Food Services 2,910 0.61 $ 16.05 $ 33,390
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 2,870 0.31 $ 15.50 $ 32,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Bakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 63,050 21.36 $ 15.74 $ 32,750
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 52,090 1.76 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 460 0.62 $ 14.42 $ 29,980
Special Food Services 2,910 0.61 $ 16.05 $ 33,390
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 42,210 0.45 $ 14.16 $ 29,450

Top paying industries for Bakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 80 0.03 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
General Merchandise Stores (8) (8) $ 19.83 $ 41,240
Beverage Manufacturing 40 0.02 $ 19.12 $ 39,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $ 18.36 $ 38,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 320 0.03 $ 18.30 $ 38,060


Geographic profile for Bakers:

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



Map of employment of bakers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Bakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 21,290 1.29 1.00 $ 17.75 $ 36,910
Texas 17,600 1.44 1.12 $ 13.43 $ 27,930
New York 11,610 1.34 1.04 $ 17.29 $ 35,960
Illinois 11,500 2.05 1.59 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Florida 10,230 1.19 0.92 $ 14.56 $ 30,280


Map of location quotient of bakers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 740 2.62 2.03 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
Rhode Island 1,140 2.49 1.93 $ 16.54 $ 34,400
Hawaii 1,300 2.36 1.83 $ 17.36 $ 36,100
Illinois 11,500 2.05 1.59 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Connecticut 3,030 1.93 1.49 $ 16.52 $ 34,350


Map of annual mean wages of bakers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Bakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 680 1.02 0.79 $ 21.71 $ 45,160
New Jersey 4,920 1.28 0.99 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
Washington 5,620 1.75 1.36 $ 17.75 $ 36,930
California 21,290 1.29 1.00 $ 17.75 $ 36,910
Massachusetts 5,070 1.50 1.16 $ 17.60 $ 36,600



Map of employment of bakers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Bakers:

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 11,460 1.32 1.02 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,770 2.31 1.79 $ 15.84 $ 32,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,770 1.36 1.05 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,880 1.68 1.31 $ 13.40 $ 27,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,660 1.42 1.10 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,640 1.37 1.06 $ 15.77 $ 32,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,610 1.70 1.32 $ 15.71 $ 32,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,600 1.00 0.78 $ 14.03 $ 29,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,490 1.56 1.21 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,340 1.74 1.35 $ 18.38 $ 38,240


Map of location quotient of bakers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Muskegon, MI 210 3.77 2.93 $ 12.62 $ 26,250
Jackson, MI 200 3.76 2.92 $ 13.43 $ 27,940
Ames, IA 160 3.64 2.82 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 410 3.60 2.79 $ 17.72 $ 36,850
Bend-Redmond, OR 250 2.98 2.31 $ 16.04 $ 33,360
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,960 2.97 2.30 $ 13.75 $ 28,600
Morristown, TN 130 2.94 2.28 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 110 2.79 2.17 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 200 2.79 2.16 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Twin Falls, ID 130 2.78 2.16 $ 15.82 $ 32,910