3.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.30 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 84% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Bakers' job openings is expected to rise 8.1% by 2031
'Bakers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Bakers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Bakers' was $29,750, or $14.30 hourly
'Bakers' are paid 35.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as bakers?

As of 2021 there were 181,800 people employed as Bakers within the United States.
This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 774 people are employed as Bakers.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 51-3011.00


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Sofia says
Damn way to crush a child’s dream
May 21, 2021 at 03:49 PM
B says
Reading comments like these make me think everybody thinks of a robot a big metal android like in movies, and not as specially made robots designed specifically to do a job with the intent of replacing people
Sep 09, 2020 at 05:38 PM
Ale says
It doesn't require for a robot that has taste buds, just one that can follow directions, and one human to taste the recipes, that's it. Honestly i like being a Baker more than a chef, way more, but it suffers from similar problems. It needs to go, and i will be thankful for it. I guess in the next few years it's time to learn a new job, don't go to chef school like i did. Terrible job overall.
May 22, 2020 at 12:48 AM
Annie123 says
Robots would be such bad bakers. There is no chance anyone would go to bakeries anymore this is crazy.
Feb 24, 2020 at 02:45 AM
naturalbeauty (Small chance) says
products made by robots are not made by heart.
Feb 07, 2020 at 10:32 AM
MAR (Could go either way) says
that is sooo true. nothing would be made with love if it was made by AIs.
Apr 19, 2021 at 05:48 PM
Mille says
They have no taste buds or smell so it will probably end up in disgusting food if they create food.
Sep 04, 2019 at 09:50 AM
dd123abc says
I want to be a pastry chef and now I can't thanks
Nov 10, 2019 at 04:11 PM
Lily says
You can still be one its just that some robots are doing that job... their are still pastry jobs available
May 07, 2020 at 10:58 AM
Millie (No chance) says
Because they can knock something over or do something wrong and create chaos
Sep 04, 2019 at 09:49 AM
Hey peeps says
It is not a good idea for robots to be bakers
Jul 01, 2019 at 10:51 AM
David Kohen (No chance) says
Requires computers with the ability to taste, to project how others will react to taste and innovate food. In my opinion, one of the last to go. However as a profession it will be impacted by ex-lawyers, doctors and especially computer engineers who enter the field after losing their forst profession.
Apr 17, 2019 at 12:51 PM
Matthew J Watson says
Perhaps the job can change which could focus on designing and decorating custom pastries. While robots replicate them
Jun 17, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Millie says
Good point they can not taste
Sep 04, 2019 at 09:51 AM

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