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Occupational Report for Bakers (51-3011) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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).

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Bakers
Employment Outlook for Bakers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Bakers There are 8 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 8 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Baker (FT) - Corvallis 10/17/14 Corvallis
Baker 9/26/14 Hillsboro $10.00/hr DOE
Baker 9/24/14 Enterprise $9.10/hr
Baker 9/14/14 Astoria $9.10/hr to $10.00/hr
Baker 8/27/14 Brookings $9.25/hr DOE
Professional Baker 8/5/14 Ashland $12.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Cake Decorator 7/17/14 Newberg DOE, Neg.
Cake Decorator 7/17/14 Eugene $9.15/hr DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Bakers There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Bakers No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Bakers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.64 $10.65 $12.85 $16.80 $20.45 $13.95 $29,009
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 10.26 11.25 13.69 17.68 20.91 14.57 30,304
Multnomah / Washington 10.23 11.51 14.65 18.32 21.53 15.13 31,475
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.52 10.05 11.28 14.09 18.78 12.58 26,179
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.43 10.27 11.67 14.46 17.93 12.74 26,492
Lane 9.39 9.76 11.03 13.33 17.69 12.17 25,306
Coos / Curry 9.85 10.38 11.26 13.68 16.63 12.15 25,272
Jackson / Josephine 10.35 12.53 14.62 17.72 20.46 15.05 31,319
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.81 10.64 12.26 14.62 18.57 13.07 27,191
Klamath / Lake 10.03 11.31 15.40 17.07 18.06 14.36 29,881
Morrow / Umatilla 9.24 9.38 10.45 12.88 14.51 11.21 23,323
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9.35 9.49 10.38 13.33 16.21 11.59 24,097
Clackamas 9.79 11.15 14.19 18.02 22.11 15.02 31,242
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Bakers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 2,373 2,698 325 13.7% 32 58 90
Multnomah / Washington 931 1,032 101 10.8% 10 23 33
Lane 308 346 38 12.3% 4 8 12
Clackamas 211 252 41 19.4% 4 5 9
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 199 223 24 12.1% 2 5 7
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 177 205 28 15.8% 3 4 7
Jackson / Josephine 149 169 20 13.4% 2 4 6
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 138 152 14 10.1% 1 3 4
Douglas 61 69 8 13.1% 1 2 3
Klamath / Lake 41 44 3 7.3% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 38 44 6 15.8% 1 1 2
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 31 34 3 9.7% 0 1 1
Coos / Curry 29 31 2 6.9% 0 1 1
Morrow / Umatilla 26 30 4 15.4% 0 1 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 18 19 1 5.6% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 13 14 1 7.7% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Bakers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 2,373
Total All Industries Private 2,352
Manufacturing Private 928
Food Manufacturing Private 926
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing Private 896
Other Food Manufacturing Private 21
Retail Trade Private 870
Food and Beverage Stores Private 631
Grocery Stores Private 618
General Merchandise Stores Private 229
Other General Merchandise Stores Private 229
Accommodation and Food Services Private 522
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 27
Traveler Accommodation Private 27
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 495
Special Food Services Private 37
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 458
Educational Requirements for Bakers There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, long-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Bakers
  • Analyze Recipes
  • Apply Food Decorating Techniques
  • Apply Food Handling Rules
  • Apply Geographic Knowledge
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Decorate Cakes
  • Follow Recipes
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Keep Production Records
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Measure Or Weigh Ingredients
  • Mix Ingredients Per Formula Or Recipe
  • Operate Baking Equipment
  • Operate Cooking Equipment
  • Operate Food Decorating Equipment
  • Operate Food Preparation Equipment
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Schedule And Maintain Bakery Equipment
  • Set Up And Operate Equipment That Mixes Or Blends Ingredients Used In The Manufacturing Of Food Products
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Inventory Control Procedures
  • Use Specialized Bakery Equipment
Schools and Training Providers for Bakers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

The Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97309
Phone: (503) 228-6528
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland
600 SW 10th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205-2793
Phone: (503) 223-2245
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Bakers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Bakers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Food Batchmakers 58%
Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders 57%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 46%
Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders 46%
Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria 35%
Cooks, All Other 33%
Cooks, Fast Food 32%
Food Preparation Workers 31%
Cooks, Short Order 30%