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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Baker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,230
25th Percentile Wage
$21,730
50th Percentile Wage
$25,690
75th Percentile Wage
$31,870
90th Percentile Wage
$39,830

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 $39,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,230. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 107% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of bakers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,690
2.34% 9.93%
2016
$25,090
3.67% -
2015
$24,170
2.36% -
2014
$23,600
1.86% -
2013
$23,160
0.09% -
2012
$23,140
- -

Table 2. Baker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bakers in 14 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 $32,070. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $23,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$32,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,670
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,480
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,460
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,450
Manufacturing
$26,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,020
Wholesale Trade
$25,780
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,500
Retail Trade
$25,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,310
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,670
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,000

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 $18,050 to $34,650. The highest paying state for bakers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $34,650. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,050. For more salary information of bakers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$34,650
Minnesota
$32,090
Hawaii
$31,890
Nevada
$31,300
Rhode Island
$31,070
Massachusetts
$30,480
Washington
$30,050
District of Columbia
$29,280
North Dakota
$29,070
Vermont
$28,730
Wisconsin
$28,200
Utah
$28,140
Connecticut
$28,050
New Hampshire
$27,950
Oregon
$27,840
New Jersey
$27,690
California
$27,040
Colorado
$26,780
Maine
$26,610
New York
$26,570
Virgin Islands
$26,070
Idaho
$25,960
Arizona
$25,710
Pennsylvania
$25,510
Ohio
$25,210
Montana
$25,160
Florida
$25,100
Wyoming
$24,830
Maryland
$24,720
Iowa
$24,710
Illinois
$24,370
Kansas
$24,250
Alabama
$24,130
Kentucky
$24,090
South Dakota
$23,990
Texas
$23,960
North Carolina
$23,920
Tennessee
$23,910
Michigan
$23,640
Virginia
$23,550
Delaware
$23,480
New Mexico
$23,480
Georgia
$23,450
Indiana
$23,350
Nebraska
$23,240
South Carolina
$23,090
Missouri
$23,050
Mississippi
$23,040
Oklahoma
$22,610
Louisiana
$22,270
West Virginia
$22,190
Arkansas
$21,990
Guam
$19,200
Puerto Rico
$18,050



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