Bakers

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Total Workforce

230k

Average Age

39.3

Estimated Job Growth

7.64%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$23,923

Average Male Salary

$28,797

Average Female Salary

$20,752

About

Bakers are most often employed by the Retail bakeries industry. The average yearly wage for Bakers was $23,923 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bakers by wage are Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, Sewing machine operators, and Barbers.

Bakers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

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 Hospitals. Bakers are paid most in Miami City (Downtown) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Austin, Belmont Cragin & Montclare PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,923

AVERAGE SALARY

± $974

In 2017, Bakers earned an average of $23,923, $28,141 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Barbers make somewhat more than Bakers while Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists 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

0.332

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Bakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.332, 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, Grocery Stores, and Restaurants & Food Services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bakers, by average wage, are Hospitals, Specialty food stores, and Miscellaneous general merchandise stores.

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Industries by Share

230k

2017 Workforce

± 11,772

1.01%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.18%

The number of people employed as Bakers has been growing at a rate of 1.01%, from 227,972 people in 2016 to 230,277 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Bakers employed by various industries. Retail bakeries employs the largest share of Bakers at  27.9%, followed by Grocery Stores with 22% and Restaurants & Food Services with 18.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bakers in the US. The average age of male Bakers in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Bakers is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bakers is White.

Gender Composition

90.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,395

140k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,166

60.6% 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. Black

  3. Other

67.6% of Bakers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.6% of Bakers, Black 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

40.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.2

38.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.985

The median age of Bakers is 39.3, and Male employees are generally 2.77 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

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Bakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Bakers are expected to see a growth of 7.64% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.64%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Bakers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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