Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.3% (as fast as the average)


What Bakers Do

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Other Job Titles Bakers May Have

Baker, Cake Decorator, Dough Mixer, Mixer, Pastry Chef, Scaler

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Baker & Blogger

I bake every day and post videos and photos of my recipes and creations daily on Instagram. I post my recipes on my blog. I'm currently working on recipes for a cookbook.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.

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