Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
7,710 7.3 % $12.42 $25,840 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.34 $9.37 $11.43 $14.35 $18.19
Annual Wage (2) $17,350 $19,500 $23,770 $29,850 $37,830


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 2,340 3.17 $12.48 $25,960
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,050 16.83 $12.32 $25,620
Footwear Manufacturing 1,530 12.19 $12.68 $26,360
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 630 16.79 $12.01 $24,970
Shoe Stores 190 0.10 $13.82 $28,740

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 2,050 16.83 $12.32 $25,620
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 630 16.79 $12.01 $24,970
Footwear Manufacturing 1,530 12.19 $12.68 $26,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,340 3.17 $12.48 $25,960
Shoe Stores 190 0.10 $13.82 $28,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 100 0.02 $14.40 $29,950
Shoe Stores 190 0.10 $13.82 $28,740
Footwear Manufacturing 1,530 12.19 $12.68 $26,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,340 3.17 $12.48 $25,960
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,050 16.83 $12.32 $25,620


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 1,360 0.12 2.13 $11.19 $23,280
Missouri 760 0.29 5.01 $11.69 $24,320
New York 610 0.07 1.21 $11.60 $24,120
California 590 0.04 0.68 $13.18 $27,420
Illinois 470 0.08 1.42 $14.52 $30,200



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)
Missouri 760 0.29 5.01 $11.69 $24,320
Wisconsin 400 0.15 2.59 $11.17 $23,240
Texas 1,360 0.12 2.13 $11.19 $23,280
Maine 60 0.10 1.73 $12.31 $25,600
Illinois 470 0.08 1.42 $14.52 $30,200



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $17.24 $35,850
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,590
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.57 $15.30 $31,820
Illinois 470 0.08 1.42 $14.52 $30,200
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $14.42 $30,000




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.02 $14.88 $30,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.06 1.10 $11.74 $24,420
El Paso, TX 260 0.91 15.94 $10.12 $21,050
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.31 5.45 $10.94 $22,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 1.01 $11.19 $23,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.15 $16.40 $34,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.89 $14.97 $31,140
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 2.35 $13.38 $27,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.49 $16.16 $33,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.02 0.43 $9.65 $20,080



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 260 0.91 15.94 $10.12 $21,050
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.55 9.59 $16.89 $35,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.31 5.45 $10.94 $22,760
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.16 2.82 (8) (8)
Tucson, AZ 50 0.14 2.41 $13.23 $27,510
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 2.35 $13.38 $27,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.02 $14.88 $30,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.15 $16.40 $34,100
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.06 1.10 $11.74 $24,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 1.01 $11.19 $23,280



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 0.55 9.59 $16.89 $35,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.15 $16.40 $34,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.49 $16.16 $33,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.89 $14.97 $31,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 2.02 $14.88 $30,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.81 $28,720
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.60 $28,300
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 2.35 $13.38 $27,830
Tucson, AZ 50 0.14 2.41 $13.23 $27,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $12.55 $26,110

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 310 4.31 75.49 $9.05 $18,830
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 15.83 $11.24 $23,380
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 3.54 $10.75 $22,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 3.59 (8) (8)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 5.84 $10.20 $21,210

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 310 4.31 75.49 $9.05 $18,830
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 15.83 $11.24 $23,380
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 5.84 $10.20 $21,210
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.91 $12.58 $26,160
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 3.54 $10.75 $22,360

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.91 $12.58 $26,160
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.47 $23,860
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 15.83 $11.24 $23,380
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 3.54 $10.75 $22,360
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 5.84 $10.20 $21,210


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015