Occupational Employment Statistics


51-3011 Bakers

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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 27041$14.26/hr$11.13/hr$12.25/hr$13.89/hr$16.07/hr$18.50/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,340$15.31/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services80$15.15/hr
Leisure and Hospitality630$14.18/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$10.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$14.01/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$13.66/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$12.68/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$12.96/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$12.60/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$12.80/hr-2.5%
Southeast Balance of State 160$14.67/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$12.16/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 240$11.85/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 250$11.88/hr-20.6%
Southeast Minnesota 270$13.89/hr3.1%
Northwest Minnesota 290$12.29/hr-11.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 300$13.95/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 300$15.01/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 430$13.90/hr5.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,720$15.81/hr8.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,860$15.67/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,140$14.64/hr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cooks, Restaurant 29,240$14.73/hr7.2%
Cooks, Short Order 960$13.75/hr-4.4%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 10,860$21.03/hr-11.4%

  • Check the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met.
  • Check equipment to ensure that it meets health and safety regulations and perform maintenance or cleaning, as necessary.
  • Prepare or maintain inventory or production records.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes.
  • Observe color of products being baked and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Direct or coordinate bakery deliveries.
  • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.