Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
182,890 1.5 % $13.42 $27,920 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $10.45 $12.35 $15.32 $19.15
Annual Wage (2) $19,230 $21,730 $25,690 $31,870 $39,830


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 54,670 17.61 $13.60 $28,290
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 48,460 1.66 $13.03 $27,100
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 38,280 0.36 $12.90 $26,840
General Merchandise Stores 21,170 0.66 $13.76 $28,610
Traveler Accommodation 3,980 0.20 $16.72 $34,770

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 54,670 17.61 $13.60 $28,290
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 48,460 1.66 $13.03 $27,100
General Merchandise Stores 21,170 0.66 $13.76 $28,610
Special Food Services 3,400 0.49 $13.83 $28,760
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 280 0.37 $13.81 $28,720

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 390 0.01 $16.72 $34,780
Traveler Accommodation 3,980 0.20 $16.72 $34,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 510 0.01 $16.08 $33,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 270 (7) $15.87 $33,000
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $15.51 $32,270


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 27,740 1.66 1.29 $14.16 $29,450
Texas 13,900 1.17 0.91 $12.40 $25,790
New York 11,820 1.28 1.00 $14.22 $29,570
Florida 11,230 1.33 1.04 $12.92 $26,880
Pennsylvania 9,680 1.67 1.31 $13.29 $27,650




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 820 2.69 2.09 $14.51 $30,180
Hawaii 1,400 2.22 1.73 $16.84 $35,020
Montana 950 2.06 1.60 $12.77 $26,570
Nevada 2,210 1.69 1.32 $15.79 $32,840
Washington 5,340 1.68 1.31 $15.76 $32,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,400 2.22 1.73 $16.84 $35,020
Alaska 260 0.81 0.63 $16.63 $34,600
Rhode Island 640 1.34 1.05 $16.22 $33,740
Massachusetts 3,870 1.10 0.86 $15.81 $32,870
Nevada 2,210 1.69 1.32 $15.79 $32,840



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,910 1.33 1.04 $14.69 $30,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,040 1.59 1.24 $13.37 $27,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,230 1.43 1.11 $13.06 $27,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,760 1.28 1.00 $13.32 $27,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,450 1.32 1.03 $12.20 $25,370
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,300 2.04 1.59 $12.99 $27,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,110 2.17 1.69 $13.75 $28,600
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,890 2.54 1.98 $15.34 $31,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,850 1.73 1.35 $16.55 $34,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,740 1.09 0.85 $13.74 $28,580


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita Falls, TX 270 4.69 3.66 (8) (8)
Abilene, TX 270 4.22 3.29 $12.29 $25,570
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 290 3.89 3.03 $14.23 $29,590
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 290 3.55 2.77 $13.86 $28,820
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 260 3.48 2.72 $20.44 $42,510
Kingston, NY 190 3.21 2.50 $13.82 $28,760
Missoula, MT 190 3.11 2.42 $13.21 $27,470
Lancaster, PA 750 3.10 2.42 $13.35 $27,770
Altoona, PA 170 2.97 2.31 $12.53 $26,050
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 140 2.87 2.23 $12.74 $26,510