Bakers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
216k
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
5.32%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$25,192
Average Male Salary
$29,385
Average Female Salary
$22,507

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 Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. . Bakers are paid most in Muncie City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Carr 2 (Sur) PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,192
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,108

In 2020, Bakers earned an average of $25,192, $30,762 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Motor vehicle operators, all other make somewhat more than Bakers while Embalmers & funeral attendants 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

0.358
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Bakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.358, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

216k
2020 Workforce
± 11,410
−2.43%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.6%

The number of people employed as Bakers has been declining at a rate of −2.43%, from 221,665 people in 2019 to 216,285 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Bakers employed by various industries. Retail bakeries employs the largest share of Bakers at  27.4%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 21.8% and Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 18.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bakers in the US. The average age of male Bakers in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Bakers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

84.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,132
132k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,911

61% of Bakers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Bakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bakers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

49.6% of Bakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.9% of Bakers, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

39.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.24
39.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.03

The median age of Bakers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 0.637 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 Active Learning.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Bakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Bakers are expected to see a growth of 5.32% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

5.32%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Bakers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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