Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
27,840 3.3 % $15.26 $31,750 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.33 $11.26 $14.39 $17.90 $22.83
Annual Wage (2) $19,420 $23,420 $29,930 $37,240 $47,480


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 11,700 5.39 $15.38 $31,990
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,600 9.53 $15.15 $31,510
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,900 0.23 $14.92 $31,020
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,010 1.02 $15.03 $31,270
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 930 0.20 $12.30 $25,580

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 6,600 9.53 $15.15 $31,510
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 11,700 5.39 $15.38 $31,990
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 780 2.24 $12.79 $26,600
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,010 1.02 $15.03 $31,270
Textile Furnishings Mills 250 0.47 $18.06 $37,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $23.88 $49,670
Traveler Accommodation 90 0.01 $22.09 $45,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $20.30 $42,210
Support Activities for Air Transportation 740 0.46 $18.41 $38,290
Textile Furnishings Mills 250 0.47 $18.06 $37,570


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 4,490 1.16 5.42 $16.80 $34,950
Mississippi 3,520 3.26 15.24 $15.25 $31,720
California 3,290 0.23 1.08 $14.78 $30,750
Texas 2,300 0.22 1.02 $13.82 $28,740
Indiana 1,300 0.46 2.17 $12.82 $26,670




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 3,520 3.26 15.24 $15.25 $31,720
North Carolina 4,490 1.16 5.42 $16.80 $34,950
Indiana 1,300 0.46 2.17 $12.82 $26,670
Arkansas 420 0.36 1.68 $13.10 $27,250
Tennessee 870 0.33 1.52 $11.44 $23,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,000 0.12 0.55 $19.60 $40,770
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.19 $19.44 $40,430
Massachusetts 380 0.12 0.55 $19.23 $40,000
Nevada 150 0.14 0.64 $18.60 $38,690
Maine 40 0.07 0.31 $18.43 $38,340





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 2,380 16.64 77.87 $18.81 $39,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.45 2.10 $13.96 $29,030
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,390 4.04 18.92 $14.46 $30,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 840 0.23 1.08 $14.26 $29,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 760 0.29 1.34 $14.92 $31,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.13 0.63 $20.47 $42,570
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 3.90 18.26 $11.67 $24,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 410 0.18 0.85 $14.09 $29,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.18 0.82 $13.81 $28,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.18 0.83 $17.98 $37,400




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,380 16.64 77.87 $18.81 $39,120
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,390 4.04 18.92 $14.46 $30,070
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 3.90 18.26 $11.67 $24,260
El Paso, TX 310 1.14 5.34 $11.81 $24,560
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 60 0.59 2.78 $13.64 $28,370
Rocky Mount, NC 30 0.57 2.65 $9.45 $19,650
Savannah, GA 70 0.49 2.30 $23.44 $48,760
Roanoke, VA 70 0.47 2.18 $10.59 $22,030
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 150 0.46 2.16 $15.42 $32,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.45 2.10 $13.96 $29,030




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)
Savannah, GA 70 0.49 2.30 $23.44 $48,760
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 0.50 $23.35 $48,570
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.13 0.63 $21.18 $44,060
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.38 $20.90 $43,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 200 0.12 0.55 $20.82 $43,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.13 0.63 $20.47 $42,570
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $20.25 $42,120
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 30 0.22 1.02 $19.52 $40,600
Reading, PA 50 0.32 1.48 $19.50 $40,560
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.43 $40,410

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 3,300 15.48 72.44 $15.51 $32,260
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 2.27 10.64 $13.71 $28,510
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.07 4.99 $13.82 $28,740
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.31 6.14 $10.28 $21,380
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 3.25 $17.36 $36,110

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 3,300 15.48 72.44 $15.51 $32,260
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 2.27 10.64 $13.71 $28,510
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.31 6.14 $10.28 $21,380
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.07 4.99 $13.82 $28,740
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.80 3.72 $10.30 $21,410

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.76 3.55 $20.36 $42,350
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 3.25 $17.36 $36,110
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,300 15.48 72.44 $15.51 $32,260
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.34 $31,900
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.49 $15.08 $31,360


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.

(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 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