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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 381409 7.325 3058
United States 191,000205,600 7.612,700 14,90029,060

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.259.7711.29 13.3216.4120.02
Alaska 16.6011.6112.94 15.2019.6424.02
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.3011.6613.40 16.3519.3125.96
Balance of State 15.8111.5812.69 14.3519.8822.80

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

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

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