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Overall employment in the food processing occupations is projected to increase 4 percent during the 2008–18 decade, more slowly than the average for all occupations. As the Nation's population grows, the demand for meat, poultry, and seafood, baked goods, and other processed foods will increase requiring additional people to work in these occupations.

Anchorage Job Center Midtown
(907) 269-4759
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
 
A C C F T Local 2404
(907) 562-2660
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
Mat-Su Job Center
(907) 352-2500
877 W. Commercial Drive
Wasilla, AK
 
Inlandboatmans Union Of The Pacific Alaska Region Af
(907) 790-9644
3017 Clinton Dr Ste 201
Juneau, AK
 
Anchorage Gambell Job Center
(907) 269-6414
400 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Job Center Muldoon
(907) 269-0000
1251 Muldoon Rd., Suite 114
Anchorage, AK
 
A P S E Local 71
(907) 452-5024
2122 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
 
Homer Job Center
(907) 235-7792
270 W Pioneer Avenue
Homer, AK
 
Y-K Delta Job Center
(907) 543-2210
460 Ridgecrest Dr., Suite 112
Bethel, AK
 

Baker Jobs


Career Outlook

Increased demand for processed food and meat by a growing population will increase the need for food processing workers; however, processing plant and distribution efficiencies will offset growing output and cause employment of these workers to grow more slowly than the average between 2008 and 2018. In addition, job opportunities should be good as the need to replace experienced workers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force should generate additional job openings.

Employment change. Overall employment in the food processing occupations is projected to increase 4 percent during the 2008–18 decade, more slowly than the average for all occupations. As the Nation's population grows, the demand for meat, poultry, and seafood, baked goods, and other processed foods will increase requiring additional people to work in these occupations. Additionally, consumers are increasingly seeking out more convenient methods of preparing meals, which is driving up demand for convenient ready-to-eat or heat foods. These foods are increasingly being prepared at the factory, as well as the local grocery store for carry-out, thus increasing the need for workers in both locations. However, increasing productivity at meat and food processing plants should offset some of the need for more workers at these plants.

Slaughterers and meat packers, meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers, and butchers and meat cutters are all expected to experience some growth in employment. For these occupations in particular, faster growth will take place at the processing plant and away from retail stores, as meats are increasingly processed at processing plants or centralized facilities for delivery to stores. This shift from retail stores to food processing plants will cause demand for lesser skilled workers, who are employed primarily in meat packi...

Career Overview

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

Salary for Bakers



 25th
Percentile
75th
Percentile
Mean
U.S. $18,760
($9.02)
$29,720
($14.29)
$25,020
($12.03)
Annual figures are on top. Hourly figures are below in parentheses.
N/A = Information not available

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