|Quick Facts: Bakers|
$29,750 per year
$14.31 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Long-term on-the-job training|
|10% (As fast as average)|
Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes in order to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.
Most bakers work in retail or commercial bakeries (manufacturing facilities), grocery stores or wholesale club stores, and restaurants. Work shifts often include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Bakers typically learn their skills through long-term on-the-job training. Although no formal education is required, some learn through an apprenticeship program or by attending a technical or culinary school.
The median annual wage for bakers was $29,750 in May 2021.
Employment of bakers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 28,300 openings for bakers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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