Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. Excludes "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040).


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)
84,170 1.8 % $15.29 $31,790 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $11.61 $14.48 $18.09 $22.34
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $24,150 $30,130 $37,620 $46,470


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 46,090 20.18 $14.86 $30,910
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 12,620 12.92 $16.23 $33,750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 9,530 4.79 $14.89 $30,980
Building Finishing Contractors 4,120 0.62 $17.01 $35,380
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 3,570 0.35 $15.01 $31,220

Industries with the highest concentration 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 46,090 20.18 $14.86 $30,910
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 12,620 12.92 $16.23 $33,750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 9,530 4.79 $14.89 $30,980
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 660 1.02 $13.16 $27,370
Building Finishing Contractors 4,120 0.62 $17.01 $35,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.96 $54,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $22.49 $46,790
Building Equipment Contractors 40 (7) $20.77 $43,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $20.38 $42,390
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.07 $19.92 $41,440


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)
California 8,720 0.62 0.94 $16.12 $33,530
Texas 8,180 0.81 1.23 $13.00 $27,030
Pennsylvania 4,210 0.77 1.16 $16.64 $34,610
Florida 3,340 0.47 0.71 $15.39 $32,010
New York 3,300 0.40 0.60 $16.84 $35,020




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)
Vermont 400 1.40 2.12 $16.17 $33,630
Montana 570 1.35 2.04 $15.13 $31,460
Oregon 2,050 1.31 1.98 $15.41 $32,060
South Dakota 480 1.25 1.89 $13.19 $27,430
Alabama 2,240 1.24 1.87 $12.09 $25,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 90 0.15 0.22 $23.62 $49,140
Maryland 880 0.36 0.54 $19.35 $40,250
Connecticut 1,090 0.68 1.03 $18.84 $39,190
Alaska 70 0.21 0.32 $18.64 $38,770
Massachusetts 1,750 0.56 0.85 $18.27 $38,000

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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,370 1.18 1.79 $13.18 $27,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 0.58 0.88 $14.97 $31,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.34 0.51 $16.65 $34,620
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.44 0.66 $18.24 $37,930
San Antonio, TX 1,420 1.71 2.58 $12.80 $26,620
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,130 1.17 1.77 $16.40 $34,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,120 0.51 0.77 $15.96 $33,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.78 1.18 $16.67 $34,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.62 0.94 $17.82 $37,070
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 900 1.09 1.64 $13.17 $27,400




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 440 4.39 6.63 $18.48 $38,440
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 180 3.74 5.65 $12.80 $26,620
Wausau, WI 180 2.85 4.30 $14.23 $29,600
St. George, UT 110 2.40 3.63 $13.66 $28,420
St. Cloud, MN 210 2.28 3.44 $15.54 $32,330
Logan, UT-ID 100 2.20 3.32 $13.04 $27,120
Lynchburg, VA 210 2.17 3.28 $13.62 $28,330
Sioux Falls, SD 290 2.15 3.25 $13.12 $27,280
Greeley, CO 160 2.15 3.25 $13.75 $28,590
Lebanon, PA 100 2.09 3.16 $14.87 $30,930




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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.37 0.55 $26.62 $55,360
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 230 0.56 0.85 $22.41 $46,610
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.15 0.23 $22.11 $46,000
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.09 $45,950
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 520 0.43 0.65 $22.01 $45,770
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 1.01 1.52 $21.56 $44,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.40 0.61 $21.30 $44,300
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 50 1.11 1.67 $20.44 $42,520
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 60 0.48 0.73 $20.22 $42,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.33 0.50 $20.10 $41,810

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)
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,060 6.85 10.34 $13.64 $28,370
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,060 4.53 6.83 $15.75 $32,750
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 820 3.98 6.01 $11.77 $24,470
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 670 4.31 6.51 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 580 1.54 2.33 $11.93 $24,820

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)
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,060 6.85 10.34 $13.64 $28,370
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 410 6.66 10.05 $11.06 $23,000
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,060 4.53 6.83 $15.75 $32,750
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 670 4.31 6.51 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 820 3.98 6.01 $11.77 $24,470

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)
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 70 1.98 2.99 $22.13 $46,030
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.39 $20.18 $41,970
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 0.73 $20.07 $41,740
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 0.78 $19.77 $41,120
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 0.70 $19.70 $40,970


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011