Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
176,610 1.5 % $12.63 $26,270 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.72 $9.60 $11.62 $14.56 $18.46
Annual Wage (2) $18,140 $19,960 $24,170 $30,290 $38,400


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 52,370 17.64 $12.73 $26,480
Grocery Stores 45,200 1.69 $12.36 $25,710
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 33,790 0.34 $12.00 $24,960
Other General Merchandise Stores 19,180 1.04 $12.90 $26,830
Specialty Food Stores 6,280 2.73 $12.34 $25,660

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 52,370 17.64 $12.73 $26,480
Specialty Food Stores 6,280 2.73 $12.34 $25,660
Grocery Stores 45,200 1.69 $12.36 $25,710
Other General Merchandise Stores 19,180 1.04 $12.90 $26,830
Grain and Oilseed Milling 380 0.64 $22.91 $47,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 380 0.64 $22.91 $47,650
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.15 $22.22 $46,220
Traveler Accommodation 3,700 0.20 $16.63 $34,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $16.09 $33,470
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $15.88 $33,030


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 29,850 1.93 1.50 $13.16 $27,370
Florida 12,750 1.61 1.26 $12.37 $25,720
Texas 12,090 1.04 0.82 $11.44 $23,800
New York 9,530 1.06 0.83 $12.89 $26,820
Pennsylvania 9,170 1.61 1.25 $12.77 $26,560



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 1,480 2.38 1.86 $16.61 $34,550
Vermont 640 2.10 1.64 $13.00 $27,040
California 29,850 1.93 1.50 $13.16 $27,370
Washington 5,660 1.90 1.48 $13.29 $27,650
Maine 1,070 1.81 1.42 $12.11 $25,190



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 270 0.40 0.31 $17.07 $35,500
Hawaii 1,480 2.38 1.86 $16.61 $34,550
Alaska 280 0.86 0.67 $16.38 $34,070
Nevada 2,100 1.71 1.33 $15.67 $32,600
Massachusetts 3,540 1.04 0.81 $14.65 $30,460




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 10,060 2.45 1.91 $12.55 $26,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,580 1.17 0.91 $13.16 $27,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,180 1.45 1.13 $13.07 $27,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,180 2.07 1.62 $13.46 $27,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,110 1.25 0.98 $11.30 $23,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,970 2.19 1.71 $12.57 $26,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,930 1.00 0.78 $11.23 $23,370
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,790 2.65 2.07 $14.18 $29,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.10 0.86 $12.37 $25,730
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,520 1.66 1.29 $12.40 $25,800