Bakers

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Total Workforce

212k

Average Age

39.2

Average Salary

$24,620

Average Male Salary

$28,857

Average Female Salary

$21,947

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Bakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Retail bakeries is the industry that employs the most Bakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Bakers, by average wage, is Sugar & confectionery products. Bakers are paid most in Yeadon, Darby, Lansdowne Boroughs & Drexel Hill PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Oakland City (South Central) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,620

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,313

In 2018, Bakers earned an average of $24,620, $29,268 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders make somewhat more than Bakers while Preschool & kindergarten teachers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Bakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.367

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Bakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.367, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Bakers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Bakers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Bakers, by number of employees, are Retail bakeries, Restaurants & Food Services, and Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores.

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Industries by Share

212k

2018 Workforce

± 11,286

-8.1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.04%

The number of people employed as Bakers has been declining at a rate of -8.1%, from 230,277 people in 2017 to 211,615 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Bakers employed by various industries. Retail bakeries employs the largest share of Bakers at  26.9%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 24% and Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 19.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bakers in the US. The average age of male Bakers in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Bakers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bakers is White.

Gender Composition

81.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,023

130k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 8,840

61.3% of Bakers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Bakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bakers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

66% of Bakers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.7% of Bakers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Bakers.

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Age by Gender

39.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.26

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.05

The median age of Bakers is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 0.185 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Bakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Bakers is Business but a relatively high number of Bakers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Bakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bakers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Bakers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis.

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