Bakery Workers

Bakery workers are the many different professionals who work to produce bread, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastries, crackers, and other baked goods in commercial, institutional, and industrial bakeries. There are approximately 165,270 bakers employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Bakers
Duties Produce bread, cakes, crackers, biscuits, pies, pastries, and other baked goods in commercial, institutional, and industrial bakeries
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Part-time experience
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Technical
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Bakery Owner or Manager
  • Bakery Worker
  • Bakery Helper

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