Business & Economics Degree Department | Baking & Pastry Arts

Career Opportunities

Sample Occupation: Baker

  • Employment: There are 800 Bakers employed in Idaho, with 18 % growth in Idaho jobs projected through 2016.
  • Outlook: Nationwide there are 149,300 Bakers, with a 10% growth.
  • Idaho Salary: Starting wages in Idaho average $8.07 an hour, with median wages at $ 11.35 per hour.
  • National Salary: The median national wage is $23,300 per year.

Sample Occupation: Pastry Chef/Head Cook

  • Employment: There are 115,000 Chefs employed nationwide, with an 8% growth in jobs projected through 2016.
  • Salary: Median annual wage-and-salary earnings of chefs and ehad cooks were $34,370 in May 2006. Starting wages averaged at $20,160.

*Sources: eCIS (www.idcis.intocareers.org) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) (6/08)