Bakers (51-3011)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 461516 11.96 1116
United States 185,300198,300 7.01,300 4,0505,360

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.048.9610.09 12.0614.9618.78
Alaska 16.7010.7913.07 16.8019.9722.92
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 18.0611.6115.39 18.3321.4423.59
Southeast Region 13.3610.1010.76 12.2715.9017.91
Balance of State 16.4711.0514.15 16.8418.9021.87

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
532121 22.734.1 28.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation215
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation60
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 507
Number of job position postings 64
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

AVTEC   (Seward)
Professional Cooking & Baking Certificate

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center   (Ester)
Baking in a Wood-fired Oven

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Baking and Pastry Arts CT1