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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
168,890 1.9 % $ 14.93 $ 31,060 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Bakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.13 $ 11.93 $ 14.13 $ 17.31 $ 20.82
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,070 $ 24,810 $ 29,400 $ 36,000 $ 43,310


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 55,710 19.04 $ 15.25 $ 31,720
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 53,410 1.84 $ 14.96 $ 31,120
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 34,430 0.38 $ 13.84 $ 28,780
Special Food Services 2,690 0.48 $ 15.28 $ 31,790
Traveler Accommodation 2,320 0.15 $ 17.44 $ 36,270

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 55,710 19.04 $ 15.25 $ 31,720
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 53,410 1.84 $ 14.96 $ 31,120
Special Food Services 2,690 0.48 $ 15.28 $ 31,790
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 34,430 0.38 $ 13.84 $ 28,780
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 450 0.27 $ 13.58 $ 28,250

Top paying industries for Bakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Facilities Support Services 30 0.02 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) (8) (8) $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Traveler Accommodation 2,320 0.15 $ 17.44 $ 36,270


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.





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 20,490 1.25 1.03 $ 16.79 $ 34,920
Texas 15,220 1.26 1.04 $ 13.04 $ 27,110
Illinois 11,210 1.99 1.64 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
New York 10,310 1.19 0.98 $ 16.48 $ 34,270
Florida 9,440 1.12 0.92 $ 14.50 $ 30,160




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)
Hawaii 1,530 2.67 2.20 $ 18.24 $ 37,930
Rhode Island 1,140 2.57 2.12 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Utah 3,800 2.55 2.10 $ 14.30 $ 29,750
Vermont 630 2.24 1.84 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Illinois 11,210 1.99 1.64 $ 14.18 $ 29,500




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 620 0.91 0.75 $ 18.23 $ 37,930
Hawaii 1,530 2.67 2.20 $ 18.24 $ 37,930
Wyoming 160 0.61 0.50 $ 18.03 $ 37,500
Vermont 630 2.24 1.84 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Massachusetts 4,130 1.23 1.01 $ 17.66 $ 36,740





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 9,930 1.12 0.93 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,410 2.16 1.78 $ 14.41 $ 29,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,900 1.18 0.98 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,360 1.49 1.23 $ 13.17 $ 27,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,130 1.53 1.26 $ 13.87 $ 28,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,720 1.25 1.03 $ 12.55 $ 26,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,440 1.47 1.21 $ 18.58 $ 38,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,060 1.18 0.97 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,050 1.16 0.96 $ 14.04 $ 29,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,020 1.20 0.99 $ 14.82 $ 30,820




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)
Danbury, CT 360 5.03 4.14 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Ocean City, NJ 130 3.61 2.98 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
St. Cloud, MN 360 3.57 2.94 $ 15.15 $ 31,500
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 240 3.56 2.93 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 370 3.29 2.71 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
Missoula, MT 180 3.06 2.52 $ 13.29 $ 27,630
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 160 2.99 2.47 $ 12.46 $ 25,910
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 140 2.97 2.45 $ 14.67 $ 30,520
Waco, TX 330 2.83 2.33 $ 13.07 $ 27,190
Bend-Redmond, OR 220 2.80 2.31 $ 17.10 $ 35,570