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

  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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
604131 21.733.7 25.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation211
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation46
UI claimants previously working in occupation52
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 420
Number of job position postings 82
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.1

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

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Professional Cooking & Baking Certificate

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Baking and Pastry Arts CT2