Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
157,230 1.6 % $12.05 $25,060 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.18 $11.13 $14.11 $17.78
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $19,100 $23,140 $29,360 $36,980


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 48,330 16.92 $12.52 $26,040
Grocery Stores 43,460 1.74 $12.05 $25,070
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 25,670 0.29 $10.98 $22,840
Other General Merchandise Stores 18,850 1.16 $11.99 $24,930
Specialty Food Stores 4,520 2.08 $11.37 $23,650

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 48,330 16.92 $12.52 $26,040
Specialty Food Stores 4,520 2.08 $11.37 $23,650
Grocery Stores 43,460 1.74 $12.05 $25,070
Other General Merchandise Stores 18,850 1.16 $11.99 $24,930
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 820 0.49 $12.44 $25,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $22.26 $46,300
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $16.59 $34,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 360 (7) $16.52 $34,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $15.32 $31,860
Traveler Accommodation 2,850 0.16 $15.15 $31,520


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 21,700 1.52 1.26 $12.65 $26,300
Florida 10,600 1.46 1.21 $11.55 $24,030
Texas 10,500 0.99 0.82 $10.17 $21,160
Pennsylvania 9,550 1.71 1.41 $12.45 $25,890
New York 9,050 1.06 0.88 $13.10 $27,240




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 700 2.38 1.97 $12.83 $26,690
Hawaii 1,210 2.05 1.70 $15.31 $31,840
Montana 810 1.87 1.55 $11.47 $23,870
Nevada 2,090 1.85 1.53 $13.54 $28,170
Utah 2,160 1.80 1.49 $11.84 $24,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,210 2.05 1.70 $15.31 $31,840
Alaska 310 0.96 0.80 $15.25 $31,710
District of Columbia 230 0.35 0.29 $14.34 $29,840
New Jersey 3,340 0.88 0.73 $13.85 $28,810
Massachusetts 3,610 1.13 0.94 $13.84 $28,780





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 7,400 1.91 1.58 $12.37 $25,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,830 1.13 0.94 $13.01 $27,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,530 1.52 1.26 $13.04 $27,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,170 1.74 1.44 $13.73 $28,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,880 1.09 0.90 $9.93 $20,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,690 1.19 0.99 $11.16 $23,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.24 1.03 $10.05 $20,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,190 1.27 1.05 $12.48 $25,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,950 1.38 1.15 $14.12 $29,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.93 1.60 $13.79 $28,680