Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
180,450 1.5 % $13.04 $27,110 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.09 $12.06 $14.96 $18.78
Annual Wage (2) $18,640 $20,980 $25,090 $31,110 $39,050


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 52,140 17.15 $13.06 $27,160
Grocery Stores 44,260 1.64 $12.73 $26,480
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 37,090 0.36 $12.63 $26,280
Other General Merchandise Stores 20,130 1.06 $13.37 $27,800
Specialty Food Stores 6,410 2.78 $12.55 $26,100

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 52,140 17.15 $13.06 $27,160
Specialty Food Stores 6,410 2.78 $12.55 $26,100
Grocery Stores 44,260 1.64 $12.73 $26,480
Other General Merchandise Stores 20,130 1.06 $13.37 $27,800
Special Food Services 4,120 0.60 $13.29 $27,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling (8) (8) $22.74 $47,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $16.69 $34,710
Traveler Accommodation 3,860 0.20 $16.60 $34,530
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $16.15 $33,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 470 0.01 $16.12 $33,540


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 30,330 1.90 1.48 $13.66 $28,410
Texas 13,050 1.11 0.86 $12.11 $25,200
Florida 12,340 1.50 1.17 $12.58 $26,170
New York 10,180 1.12 0.87 $13.21 $27,470
Pennsylvania 9,220 1.60 1.25 $13.01 $27,050




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 1,420 2.25 1.75 $16.64 $34,620
Vermont 680 2.22 1.73 $13.78 $28,670
Maine 1,220 2.04 1.59 $12.51 $26,020
California 30,330 1.90 1.48 $13.66 $28,410
Montana 800 1.77 1.38 $12.63 $26,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 230 0.72 0.56 $16.70 $34,730
Hawaii 1,420 2.25 1.75 $16.64 $34,620
Rhode Island 690 1.45 1.13 $16.49 $34,310
Nevada 2,110 1.66 1.29 $15.97 $33,220
District of Columbia 290 0.42 0.32 $15.62 $32,500





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 10,170 2.41 1.87 $13.14 $27,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,070 1.22 0.95 $13.57 $28,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,020 1.38 1.07 $13.03 $27,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,210 1.26 0.98 $11.71 $24,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,200 2.30 1.79 $13.48 $28,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.28 0.99 $12.30 $25,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.75 1.36 $14.61 $30,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,750 0.94 0.73 $12.92 $26,870
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,640 1.69 1.31 $12.96 $26,960
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,460 2.27 1.76 $13.90 $28,920