Bakers

General Information

Description

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit84.80%
  2. Self-employed9.85%
  3. Private, not for profit2.73%
  4. State and local government1.71%
  5. Federal government0.52%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of bakers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 28,300 openings for bakers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$29,400

State-by-state Salary

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$36,290
$19,980
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 57%
  • Less than high school 24%
  • Some college 9%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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