Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6093 Upholsterers

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
30,210 2.8 % $15.20 $31,620 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.39 $11.37 $14.40 $18.10 $22.28
Annual Wage (2) $19,540 $23,660 $29,960 $37,650 $46,350


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 12,360 5.41 $15.40 $32,020
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 7,130 10.41 $14.84 $30,880
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,380 0.30 $14.63 $30,440
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,400 0.34 $14.48 $30,120
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 850 0.87 $15.30 $31,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 7,130 10.41 $14.84 $30,880
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 12,360 5.41 $15.40 $32,020
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 630 1.75 $14.04 $29,200
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 850 0.87 $15.30 $31,820
Support Activities for Air Transportation 830 0.54 $18.21 $37,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $23.70 $49,300
Traveler Accommodation 100 0.01 $20.94 $43,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $18.72 $38,940
Support Activities for Air Transportation 830 0.54 $18.21 $37,870
Warehousing and Storage 70 0.01 $17.85 $37,130


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 4,010 1.06 4.47 $16.94 $35,230
Mississippi 3,740 3.49 14.67 $15.56 $32,360
California 3,260 0.23 0.98 $14.26 $29,660
Texas 1,680 0.17 0.70 $13.34 $27,750
Florida 1,600 0.23 0.95 $16.27 $33,850




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 3,740 3.49 14.67 $15.56 $32,360
North Carolina 4,010 1.06 4.47 $16.94 $35,230
Indiana 1,360 0.50 2.11 $14.21 $29,550
Idaho 210 0.36 1.49 $12.81 $26,640
Tennessee 800 0.31 1.30 $11.80 $24,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 210 0.09 0.37 $18.60 $38,680
Nevada 190 0.17 0.72 $17.87 $37,160
Washington 490 0.18 0.76 $17.79 $37,000
Illinois 1,120 0.20 0.85 $17.65 $36,720
New York 1,060 0.13 0.53 $17.03 $35,410

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,180 15.81 66.49 $18.71 $38,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.45 1.88 $13.21 $27,470
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,020 3.03 12.75 $15.93 $33,130
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.23 0.98 $14.60 $30,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.11 0.47 $17.93 $37,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 520 0.21 0.88 $13.12 $27,280
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.49 2.05 $15.58 $32,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 0.81 $14.44 $30,030
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 3.73 15.67 $12.34 $25,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.18 0.75 $14.08 $29,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,180 15.81 66.49 $18.71 $38,910
Cleveland, TN 150 4.24 17.84 $10.40 $21,640
Morristown, TN 170 3.98 16.74 $11.16 $23,210
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 3.73 15.67 $12.34 $25,670
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,020 3.03 12.75 $15.93 $33,130
Ocala, FL 60 0.71 2.97 $10.93 $22,730
Rocky Mount, NC 40 0.64 2.69 $10.14 $21,090
Savannah, GA 90 0.62 2.61 $22.32 $46,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.49 2.05 $15.58 $32,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.45 1.88 $13.21 $27,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 350 0.28 1.17 $27.37 $56,930
Savannah, GA 90 0.62 2.61 $22.32 $46,420
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.36 $20.47 $42,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.17 0.73 $19.50 $40,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 0.79 $19.41 $40,370
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.16 $39,860
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 250 0.27 1.12 $18.95 $39,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 0.59 $18.75 $39,000
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,180 15.81 66.49 $18.71 $38,910
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 30 0.11 0.48 $18.47 $38,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,430 16.66 70.09 $15.91 $33,090
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 1.81 7.60 $14.90 $30,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.52 6.39 $13.75 $28,590
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.40 5.89 $17.04 $35,440
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.81 3.42 $13.36 $27,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,430 16.66 70.09 $15.91 $33,090
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 1.81 7.60 $14.90 $30,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.52 6.39 $13.75 $28,590
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.45 6.11 $9.79 $20,350
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.40 5.89 $17.04 $35,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.30 $17.19 $35,740
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.15 $35,670
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.95 $17.11 $35,600
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.40 5.89 $17.04 $35,440
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,430 16.66 70.09 $15.91 $33,090


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011