Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.


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)
5,750 7.2 % $12.52 $26,050 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.39 $9.53 $11.52 $14.47 $17.95
Annual Wage (2) $17,460 $19,820 $23,950 $30,100 $37,340


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)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,240 3.24 $12.10 $25,180
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,390 11.38 $12.75 $26,520
Footwear Manufacturing 970 7.26 $13.45 $27,970
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 370 11.07 $12.09 $25,150
Shoe Stores 300 0.16 $12.29 $25,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,390 11.38 $12.75 $26,520
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 370 11.07 $12.09 $25,150
Footwear Manufacturing 970 7.26 $13.45 $27,970
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,240 3.24 $12.10 $25,180
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.44 $10.35 $21,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Footwear Manufacturing 970 7.26 $13.45 $27,970
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 100 0.02 $13.42 $27,920
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,390 11.38 $12.75 $26,520
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 60 0.04 $12.44 $25,870
Shoe Stores 300 0.16 $12.29 $25,560


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)
Texas 840 0.08 1.80 $11.95 $24,850
California 580 0.04 0.91 $11.90 $24,760
Florida 490 0.07 1.53 $11.78 $24,490
New York 420 0.05 1.10 $11.28 $23,450
Wisconsin 210 0.08 1.80 $11.93 $24,820




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)
Oklahoma 180 0.12 2.67 $10.60 $22,050
Montana 50 0.11 2.45 $11.70 $24,330
Wisconsin 210 0.08 1.80 $11.93 $24,820
Texas 840 0.08 1.80 $11.95 $24,850
Oregon 110 0.07 1.52 $13.30 $27,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 170 0.05 1.08 $15.88 $33,030
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $15.62 $32,490
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $15.07 $31,340
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $15.00 $31,210
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $14.93 $31,060





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 1.29 $11.10 $23,090
El Paso, TX 250 0.89 20.23 $9.69 $20,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 4.34 $10.90 $22,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.11 2.44 $10.90 $22,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 1.12 $13.99 $29,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 1.08 $11.64 $24,210
Tucson, AZ 70 0.21 4.66 $13.62 $28,330
Joplin, MO 60 0.81 18.35 $10.00 $20,800
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.52 11.71 $15.05 $31,300
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.52 11.70 $19.15 $39,830




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)
El Paso, TX 250 0.89 20.23 $9.69 $20,150
Joplin, MO 60 0.81 18.35 $10.00 $20,800
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.52 11.71 $15.05 $31,300
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.52 11.70 $19.15 $39,830
Tucson, AZ 70 0.21 4.66 $13.62 $28,330
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 0.20 4.59 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 4.34 $10.90 $22,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.11 2.44 $10.90 $22,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 1.29 $11.10 $23,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 1.12 $13.99 $29,100




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)
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.52 11.70 $19.15 $39,830
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.52 11.71 $15.05 $31,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.08 $29,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 1.12 $13.99 $29,100
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $13.88 $28,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.75 $28,610
Tucson, AZ 70 0.21 4.66 $13.62 $28,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.52 $28,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.07 $12.74 $26,500
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.73 $26,490

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 16.33 $11.97 $24,900
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 7.57 $9.40 $19,540
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 7.79 $12.90 $26,840

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 16.33 $11.97 $24,900
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 7.79 $12.90 $26,840
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 7.57 $9.40 $19,540

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 7.79 $12.90 $26,840
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 16.33 $11.97 $24,900
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 7.57 $9.40 $19,540


About May 2012 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:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013