Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Exclude "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7041 through 51-7042) who specialize in one or a limited number of machine phases.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
99,870 1.7 % $14.95 $31,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.36 $11.35 $14.22 $17.79 $21.95
Annual Wage (2) $19,460 $23,610 $29,570 $37,000 $45,670


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 55,360 $14.34 $29,820
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 15,070 $16.27 $33,840
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,220 $14.87 $30,920
Building Finishing Contractors 4,940 $16.39 $34,090
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 3,520 $14.74 $30,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 $25.43 $52,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 $22.42 $46,640
Building Equipment Contractors 50 $20.86 $43,380
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 90 $19.86 $41,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 $19.57 $40,700


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Utah 2,120 $14.28 $29,710 1.789
Oregon 2,750 $15.08 $31,360 1.691
Vermont 430 $16.47 $34,270 1.454
Montana 630 $15.73 $32,710 1.448
South Dakota 560 $12.77 $26,560 1.436

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 80 $23.67 $49,230 0.126
Maryland 980 $18.80 $39,100 0.390
Alaska 120 $18.78 $39,070 0.402
New Hampshire 250 $18.27 $38,000 0.404
Illinois 2,850 $18.14 $37,730 0.500


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 790 $11.69 $24,320 9.110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 $13.31 $27,680 4.345
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 190 $13.99 $29,100 3.860
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 $15.85 $32,970 3.691
Danville, VA 130 $11.49 $23,890 3.340

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ann Arbor, MI 40 $21.31 $44,330 0.228
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 100 $21.09 $43,870 0.182
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) $20.95 $43,580 (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 860 $20.70 $43,050 0.468
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 80 $20.25 $42,120 0.608


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010