Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
81,260 1.9 % $15.49 $32,220 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.51 $11.74 $14.68 $18.23 $22.62
Annual Wage (2) $19,780 $24,430 $30,530 $37,920 $47,060


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 43,310 19.70 $15.14 $31,490
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,190 13.71 $16.40 $34,110
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 9,090 4.72 $14.78 $30,730
Building Finishing Contractors 4,130 0.65 $16.40 $34,110
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 3,450 0.34 $14.91 $31,010

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 43,310 19.70 $15.14 $31,490
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,190 13.71 $16.40 $34,110
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 9,090 4.72 $14.78 $30,730
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 760 1.22 $14.06 $29,250
Building Finishing Contractors 4,130 0.65 $16.40 $34,110

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 $25.93 $53,940
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.64 $51,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $23.82 $49,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $21.85 $45,440
Residential Building Construction 630 0.11 $19.56 $40,690


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 7,970 0.57 0.90 $15.81 $32,890
Texas 7,450 0.72 1.14 $12.79 $26,600
Pennsylvania 4,540 0.82 1.29 $16.89 $35,120
New York 3,370 0.40 0.63 $17.40 $36,190
Florida 3,110 0.43 0.69 $15.49 $32,230




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)
Montana 910 2.15 3.39 $14.70 $30,580
Oregon 2,320 1.46 2.31 $15.25 $31,720
Vermont 400 1.39 2.20 $16.46 $34,240
South Dakota 540 1.38 2.18 $13.23 $27,510
Alabama 2,460 1.36 2.14 $12.08 $25,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,790 0.57 0.89 $19.85 $41,290
New Jersey 1,180 0.31 0.49 $19.60 $40,760
Maryland 860 0.35 0.55 $19.36 $40,280
Connecticut 1,220 0.76 1.20 $18.96 $39,430
Wyoming 120 0.44 0.69 $18.49 $38,470





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 1,930 0.50 0.80 $14.06 $29,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.33 0.52 $18.22 $37,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.72 1.14 $13.54 $28,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.39 0.61 $17.69 $36,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,220 1.24 1.96 $16.02 $33,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,220 0.71 1.12 $18.24 $37,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,170 0.53 0.83 $16.12 $33,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.74 1.16 $16.57 $34,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 880 0.48 0.76 $20.04 $41,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 780 0.68 1.07 $14.30 $29,740




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 430 4.18 6.60 $17.44 $36,270
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 210 4.12 6.50 $10.58 $22,010
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 140 3.05 4.82 $13.71 $28,510
Wausau, WI 170 2.71 4.27 $15.11 $31,430
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.48 3.92 $15.11 $31,430
St. George, UT 110 2.44 3.85 $13.01 $27,060
Eugene-Springfield, OR 330 2.43 3.83 $14.39 $29,930
Lancaster, PA 520 2.35 3.71 $16.61 $34,540
Lebanon, PA 110 2.34 3.69 $14.76 $30,700
St. Cloud, MN 210 2.26 3.56 $16.45 $34,220