Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-7021 Furniture Finishers

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.


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)
15,400 3.0 % $14.06 $29,230 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.06 $10.82 $13.37 $16.52 $20.11
Annual Wage (2) $18,840 $22,500 $27,820 $34,370 $41,820


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 7,200 3.15 $13.32 $27,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,710 3.95 $14.25 $29,640
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,990 2.04 $14.79 $30,770
Furniture Stores 1,180 0.54 $16.04 $33,370
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.53 $12.41 $25,820

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 2,710 3.95 $14.25 $29,640
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 7,200 3.15 $13.32 $27,710
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,990 2.04 $14.79 $30,770
Furniture Stores 1,180 0.54 $16.04 $33,370
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.53 $12.41 $25,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.01 $17.53 $36,460
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.02 $17.26 $35,910
Building Finishing Contractors 90 0.01 $16.26 $33,820
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 340 0.17 $16.08 $33,440
Furniture Stores 1,180 0.54 $16.04 $33,370


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 2,230 0.16 1.32 $14.02 $29,160
North Carolina 1,610 0.43 3.53 $13.15 $27,350
Indiana 1,500 0.55 4.53 $13.82 $28,750
New York 780 0.09 0.77 $14.45 $30,070
Ohio 720 0.15 1.21 $13.51 $28,100




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)
Indiana 1,500 0.55 4.53 $13.82 $28,750
North Carolina 1,610 0.43 3.53 $13.15 $27,350
Virginia 650 0.18 1.52 $12.80 $26,630
Maine 100 0.17 1.37 $14.67 $30,510
California 2,230 0.16 1.32 $14.02 $29,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 140 0.06 0.45 $19.68 $40,930
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.53 $17.99 $37,410
Maryland 180 0.07 0.61 $17.20 $35,770
Massachusetts 270 0.09 0.71 $16.95 $35,260
Colorado 310 0.14 1.18 $16.87 $35,090

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.26 2.11 $13.06 $27,160
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 790 5.75 47.42 $13.66 $28,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 0.74 $15.15 $31,510
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 340 3.39 27.96 $15.92 $33,120
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.74 $15.98 $33,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.14 1.16 $12.53 $26,060
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.83 6.83 $12.71 $26,440
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 2.20 $14.79 $30,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.20 1.67 $11.92 $24,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 1.31 $14.06 $29,240




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 790 5.75 47.42 $13.66 $28,420
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 340 3.39 27.96 $15.92 $33,120
Lebanon, PA 60 1.41 11.62 $13.72 $28,540
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 40 0.83 6.86 $12.94 $26,920
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.83 6.83 $12.71 $26,440
Lynchburg, VA 70 0.72 5.97 $11.32 $23,540
Lancaster, PA 100 0.45 3.69 $15.16 $31,530
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 40 0.41 3.34 $15.59 $32,420
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 2.20 $14.79 $30,760
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.26 2.18 $14.53 $30,210




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 0.49 $22.10 $45,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.85 $20.42 $42,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.08 0.66 $19.88 $41,360
Reading, PA 30 0.22 1.78 $19.03 $39,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 0.48 $18.14 $37,730
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.97 $37,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.23 $17.82 $37,060
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,620
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 0.73 $17.28 $35,950
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 60 0.07 0.55 $17.24 $35,860

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 790 5.11 42.15 $12.84 $26,710
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 300 2.21 18.23 $12.12 $25,210
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.88 7.24 $13.04 $27,130
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.58 4.78 $12.78 $26,590
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 5.06 $12.21 $25,390

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 790 5.11 42.15 $12.84 $26,710
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 300 2.21 18.23 $12.12 $25,210
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.88 7.24 $13.04 $27,130
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 5.06 $12.21 $25,390
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.58 4.78 $12.78 $26,590

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.44 $34,200
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.03 $15.42 $32,060
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.04 $31,280
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.00 $31,200
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.85 $14.03 $29,180


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.

(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:

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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