Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
140,790 1.7 % $12.19 $25,350 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.13 $9.18 $11.27 $14.38 $17.94
Annual Wage (2) $16,910 $19,090 $23,450 $29,910 $37,320


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 46,610 16.70 $12.70 $26,410
Grocery Stores 40,160 1.62 $12.39 $25,770
Limited-Service Eating Places 18,580 0.46 $10.76 $22,380
Other General Merchandise Stores 11,760 0.77 $11.94 $24,830
Full-Service Restaurants 5,300 0.12 $11.41 $23,740

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 46,610 16.70 $12.70 $26,410
Specialty Food Stores 4,350 2.05 $11.64 $24,210
Grocery Stores 40,160 1.62 $12.39 $25,770
Other General Merchandise Stores 11,760 0.77 $11.94 $24,830
Special Food Services 3,010 0.55 $12.29 $25,570

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) 40 (7) $22.04 $45,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 360 (7) $17.27 $35,910
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $16.08 $33,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.02 $14.30 $29,740
Traveler Accommodation 2,680 0.16 $14.19 $29,510


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 17,600 1.26 1.14 $13.00 $27,030
Texas 10,540 1.05 0.94 $10.51 $21,870
New York 9,580 1.15 1.04 $12.76 $26,550
Pennsylvania 9,500 1.73 1.56 $12.55 $26,100
Florida 7,890 1.11 1.00 $11.57 $24,070




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 660 2.30 2.08 $12.56 $26,120
Hawaii 1,210 2.12 1.91 $15.15 $31,520
Pennsylvania 9,500 1.73 1.56 $12.55 $26,100
Montana 670 1.59 1.43 $11.51 $23,940
Nevada 1,700 1.52 1.38 $13.46 $28,000




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 2.12 1.91 $15.15 $31,520
Alaska 310 1.01 0.91 $14.97 $31,130
Connecticut 1,440 0.90 0.82 $14.63 $30,440
District of Columbia 200 0.31 0.28 $14.63 $30,430
Massachusetts 4,270 1.37 1.24 $14.18 $29,490

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 5,900 1.55 1.40 $12.55 $26,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,650 1.13 1.02 $13.08 $27,200
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,040 1.42 1.29 $12.61 $26,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,370 1.35 1.22 $10.07 $20,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.69 1.53 $14.66 $30,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,480 1.50 1.35 $14.80 $30,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,330 1.39 1.25 $12.37 $25,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,100 0.95 0.86 $12.04 $25,050
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,940 1.57 1.41 $14.15 $29,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.93 0.84 $12.00 $24,960




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 260 3.44 3.11 $11.26 $23,430
Danville, IL 80 3.05 2.75 $9.32 $19,390
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 150 2.77 2.50 $12.32 $25,630
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 230 2.76 2.50 $13.21 $27,480
Lancaster, PA 610 2.74 2.48 $13.21 $27,470
Canton-Massillon, OH 410 2.60 2.35 $11.47 $23,860
Pocatello, ID 90 2.54 2.30 $9.02 $18,760
Ann Arbor, MI 460 2.46 2.22 $11.73 $24,400
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 210 2.37 2.14 $9.27 $19,280
Utica-Rome, NY 290 2.36 2.13 $11.39 $23,680




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Winchester, VA-WV (8) (8) (8) $17.06 $35,490
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.32 0.29 $16.54 $34,400
Stockton, CA 200 1.01 0.91 $16.18 $33,640
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.94 0.85 $15.96 $33,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 350 0.65 0.58 $15.77 $32,800
Fresno, CA 270 0.86 0.77 $15.74 $32,730
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.75 1.58 $15.65 $32,550
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.67 0.60 $15.63 $32,510
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 50 0.89 0.80 $15.46 $32,150
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.51 1.36 $15.26 $31,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 440 1.90 1.71 $11.27 $23,450
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 420 1.62 1.47 $10.82 $22,510
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 2.08 1.87 $11.01 $22,910
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 340 1.56 1.41 $13.25 $27,560
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 330 1.88 1.69 $11.67 $24,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 3.13 2.82 $13.87 $28,850
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 2.18 $11.69 $24,320
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.39 2.16 $13.89 $28,880
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 2.37 2.14 $12.11 $25,180
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 240 2.31 2.09 $12.38 $25,740

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.73 1.56 $17.24 $35,850
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 0.76 $14.52 $30,200
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.38 1.24 $14.18 $29,490
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.39 2.16 $13.89 $28,880
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 3.13 2.82 $13.87 $28,850


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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