Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-3011 Bakers

Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods. Include pastry chefs in restaurants and hotels with "Chefs and Head Cooks" (35-1011).

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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)
161,820 1.7 % $10.64 $22,120 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.78 $7.90 $9.89 $12.79 $16.09
Annual Wage (2) $14,100 $16,420 $20,580 $26,610 $33,470

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing 48,300 $11.42 $23,750 1 13
Grocery stores 44,320 $10.45 $21,740 2 24
Limited-service eating places 26,140 $9.13 $19,000 3 34
Full-service restaurants 12,260 $9.90 $20,580 4 29
Other general merchandise stores 6,820 $11.13 $23,150 5 17

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 50 $17.24 $35,850 31 1
State government (OES designation) 70 $14.58 $30,330 28 2
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers 4,100 $13.15 $27,350 6 3
Colleges and universities 270 $12.90 $26,840 22 4
Grain and oilseed milling 330 $12.34 $25,670 20 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 1,230 $11.65 $24,230 0.223% 404
Vermont 650 $11.14 $23,180 0.221% 400
North Dakota 660 $9.91 $20,610 0.211% 394
Pennsylvania 11,140 $10.16 $21,130 0.202% 599
Rhode Island 930 $11.67 $24,280 0.197% 405

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 1,640 $12.39 $25,780 0.155% 433
Alaska 290 $12.39 $25,770 0.101% 373
New Jersey 4,490 $12.27 $25,530 0.116% 549
District of Columbia 550 $12.27 $25,520 0.092% 345
Massachusetts 5,230 $12.25 $25,490 0.163% 545

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bellingham, WA MSA 310 $10.75 $22,350 0.465%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 300 $13.31 $27,690 0.447%
Abilene, TX MSA 220 $10.56 $21,970 0.408%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 540 $10.04 $20,890 0.373%
Missoula, MT MSA 190 $8.19 $17,030 0.355%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Columbus, GA-AL MSA (6) $18.28 $38,020 (6)
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 860 $13.93 $28,970 0.136%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 300 $13.31 $27,690 0.447%
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 350 $13.25 $27,560 0.174%
Albany, GA MSA 50 $13.24 $27,530 0.090%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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