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 157,230 bakers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Produce bread, cakes, crackers, biscuits, pies, pastries, and other baked goods in commercial, institutional, and industrial bakeries
Alternate Title(s) Bakers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Prior experience, even part-time or as a summer job, is helpful
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Bakery Owner or Manager
  • Bakery Worker
  • Bakery Helper