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Baker Salary Information

The salary statistics of bakers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of bakers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The bakers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Baker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,640
25th Percentile Wage
$20,980
50th Percentile Wage
$25,090
75th Percentile Wage
$31,110
90th Percentile Wage
$39,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for bakers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) bakers is $39,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,640. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 109% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of bakers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,0903.67%7.77%
201524,1702.36%-
201423,6001.86%-
201323,1600.09%-
201223,140--

Table 2. Baker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bakers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for bakers occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $31,770. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $23,190).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$31,770
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,000
Health Care and Social Assistance
$28,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,020
Wholesale Trade
$25,500
Manufacturing
$25,320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,210
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,080
Retail Trade
$24,840
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,190

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Bakers by States

From the above tables we note that not only bakers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of bakers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,030 to $34,940. The highest paying state for bakers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $34,940. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,030. For more salary information of bakers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$34,940
Nevada
$31,920
Hawaii
$31,730
Rhode Island
$31,350
Minnesota
$31,050
District of Columbia
$30,520
North Dakota
$30,020
Massachusetts
$29,350
Washington
$28,190
Oregon
$27,800
Connecticut
$27,700
Vermont
$27,350
New Hampshire
$27,080
Utah
$27,010
Wisconsin
$26,850
Iowa
$26,730
New Jersey
$26,650
California
$26,160
Virgin Islands
$26,070
New York
$25,310
Maryland
$25,240
Montana
$25,210
Virginia
$25,170
Florida
$25,020
Pennsylvania
$25,020
Maine
$24,860
Illinois
$24,840
Wyoming
$24,820
Arizona
$24,800
Colorado
$24,750
Idaho
$24,570
South Dakota
$23,830
Ohio
$23,770
Texas
$23,720
Delaware
$23,660
Nebraska
$23,600
Kentucky
$23,510
New Mexico
$23,460
Indiana
$23,370
Michigan
$23,170
Tennessee
$23,160
Georgia
$22,950
Kansas
$22,870
North Carolina
$22,850
Alabama
$22,610
South Carolina
$22,510
Oklahoma
$22,280
Louisiana
$22,220
Mississippi
$22,020
Missouri
$21,910
Arkansas
$21,370
West Virginia
$20,850
Guam
$18,830
Puerto Rico
$18,030


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