Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
82,770 1.7 % $15.84 $32,960 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.52 $11.86 $14.96 $18.59 $23.18
Annual Wage (2) $19,790 $24,670 $31,110 $38,670 $48,220


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 45,290 20.46 $15.60 $32,450
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,360 13.32 $16.92 $35,200
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 9,140 4.62 $14.49 $30,150
Building Finishing Contractors 5,240 0.80 $15.85 $32,970
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,200 0.11 $16.95 $35,250

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 45,290 20.46 $15.60 $32,450
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,360 13.32 $16.92 $35,200
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 9,140 4.62 $14.49 $30,150
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 980 1.48 $13.11 $27,270
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 630 0.89 $16.12 $33,520

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) 210 0.01 $25.87 $53,810
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $25.28 $52,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $24.32 $50,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $23.03 $47,900
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $21.13 $43,950


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 8,110 0.55 0.88 $17.67 $36,760
Texas 7,320 0.67 1.07 $12.63 $26,270
Indiana 4,270 1.49 2.39 $15.60 $32,460
Pennsylvania 4,240 0.76 1.21 $17.10 $35,560
New York 3,820 0.44 0.71 $18.15 $37,750




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 880 2.00 3.21 $14.79 $30,770
South Dakota 630 1.58 2.52 $13.52 $28,120
Indiana 4,270 1.49 2.39 $15.60 $32,460
Utah 1,640 1.32 2.12 $15.91 $33,100
Vermont 370 1.26 2.01 $16.93 $35,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.21 0.34 $22.56 $46,920
Connecticut 870 0.53 0.85 $20.87 $43,400
Massachusetts 1,730 0.53 0.85 $20.03 $41,670
Delaware 100 0.25 0.40 $19.10 $39,720
Hawaii 300 0.49 0.79 $19.00 $39,520





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.96 1.53 $12.93 $26,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.45 0.73 $21.14 $43,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.33 0.52 $18.96 $39,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,340 0.58 0.93 $14.52 $30,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,250 0.70 1.12 $18.05 $37,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,230 1.02 1.63 $13.51 $28,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.32 0.52 $19.77 $41,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 930 0.51 0.81 $17.95 $37,340
Salt Lake City, UT 930 1.44 2.30 $16.12 $33,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 840 0.65 1.04 $18.27 $38,000




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)
Cumberland, MD-WV 160 4.23 6.78 $12.17 $25,300
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 350 3.91 6.26 $15.30 $31,830
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 140 3.13 5.01 $12.07 $25,100
Sioux Falls, SD 370 2.65 4.24 $14.44 $30,030
Billings, MT 210 2.58 4.14 $15.01 $31,210
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.36 3.79 $14.86 $30,900
St. George, UT 110 2.22 3.55 $15.72 $32,700
Idaho Falls, ID 110 2.18 3.49 $13.51 $28,100
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 100 2.15 3.44 $15.26 $31,730
Dothan, AL 120 2.13 3.42 $13.40 $27,870