Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
173,730 1.5 % $12.28 $25,550 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $9.38 $11.35 $14.25 $18.07
Annual Wage (2) $17,570 $19,510 $23,600 $29,640 $37,580


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 50,680 17.43 $12.40 $25,800
Grocery Stores 47,640 1.82 $12.23 $25,440
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 30,100 0.31 $11.63 $24,190
Specialty Food Stores 6,670 2.93 $11.85 $24,650
Special Food Services 3,500 0.55 $12.53 $26,070

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 50,680 17.43 $12.40 $25,800
Specialty Food Stores 6,670 2.93 $11.85 $24,650
Grocery Stores 47,640 1.82 $12.23 $25,440
Special Food Services 3,500 0.55 $12.53 $26,070
Other Food Manufacturing 760 0.41 $12.45 $25,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 70 0.18 $20.11 $41,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $16.67 $34,670
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $16.52 $34,360
Traveler Accommodation 3,400 0.18 $16.29 $33,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $15.34 $31,910


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 27,900 1.85 1.44 $12.73 $26,490
Florida 11,740 1.53 1.19 $11.99 $24,940
Texas 11,450 1.02 0.79 $10.90 $22,660
Pennsylvania 9,490 1.68 1.31 $12.32 $25,620
New York 9,100 1.03 0.80 $13.21 $27,470



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 1,500 2.44 1.90 $15.68 $32,620
Rhode Island 980 2.11 1.64 $13.00 $27,030
Vermont 620 2.06 1.60 $12.87 $26,780
Nevada 2,390 2.01 1.56 $14.54 $30,240
Washington 5,580 1.93 1.50 $13.21 $27,490



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 $16.54 $34,390
Hawaii 1,500 2.44 1.90 $15.68 $32,620
Alaska 320 0.97 0.75 $15.65 $32,550
Nevada 2,390 2.01 1.56 $14.54 $30,240
North Dakota 630 1.42 1.11 $13.95 $29,020




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 10,320 2.54 1.98 $12.03 $25,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,460 1.72 1.34 $12.64 $26,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,010 1.12 0.87 $13.04 $27,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,210 1.34 1.05 $11.15 $23,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,200 2.14 1.66 $13.42 $27,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,020 1.62 1.26 $13.81 $28,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,840 1.27 0.99 $11.48 $23,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,640 0.93 0.72 $10.60 $22,050
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,480 1.67 1.30 $12.13 $25,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,440 1.95 1.52 $12.18 $25,330