Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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).

Current openings

Bread Baker 2
Pastry Baker 2
Pastry Finisher 1

Number of positions

2012: 5,170    2014: 5,520

Annual job postings

New: 180    Replacement: 140
(Total: 320)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Long-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.