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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-6093 Upholsterers

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


National estimates for Upholsterers
Industry profile for Upholsterers
Geographic profile for Upholsterers

National estimates for Upholsterers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Upholsterers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,020 2.7 % $ 18.38 $ 38,220 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Upholsterers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.39 $ 14.30 $ 17.99 $ 22.22 $ 25.09
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,700 $ 29,750 $ 37,420 $ 46,210 $ 52,190


Industry profile for Upholsterers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Upholsterers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Upholsterers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Upholsterers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 13,580 4.10 $ 18.03 $ 37,490
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 5,120 6.67 $ 18.65 $ 38,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,360 0.44 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,420 4.00 $ 13.81 $ 28,720
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,320 0.14 $ 20.21 $ 42,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Upholsterers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 5,120 6.67 $ 18.65 $ 38,790
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 13,580 4.10 $ 18.03 $ 37,490
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,420 4.00 $ 13.81 $ 28,720
Textile Furnishings Mills 240 0.55 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
Ship and Boat Building 710 0.49 $ 18.63 $ 38,740

Top paying industries for Upholsterers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) $ 38.93 $ 80,980
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 40 (7) $ 25.93 $ 53,930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 270 0.06 $ 25.88 $ 53,830
Traveler Accommodation 100 0.01 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Specialized Design Services 300 0.22 $ 22.23 $ 46,250


Geographic profile for Upholsterers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Upholsterers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Upholsterers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of upholsterers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Upholsterers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 4,810 1.09 5.47 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
Texas 3,310 0.27 1.36 $ 15.49 $ 32,230
Mississippi 3,300 2.99 15.05 $ 16.34 $ 34,000
California 3,060 0.19 0.93 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Indiana 1,700 0.57 2.87 $ 19.62 $ 40,820


Map of location quotient of upholsterers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Upholsterers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 3,300 2.99 15.05 $ 16.34 $ 34,000
North Carolina 4,810 1.09 5.47 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
Indiana 1,700 0.57 2.87 $ 19.62 $ 40,820
Texas 3,310 0.27 1.36 $ 15.49 $ 32,230
Michigan 1,060 0.26 1.31 $ 18.26 $ 37,990


Map of annual mean wages of upholsterers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Upholsterers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 300 0.09 0.47 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $ 23.88 $ 49,670
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.30 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.41 $ 23.31 $ 48,470
Hawaii 80 0.15 0.76 $ 22.87 $ 47,570



Map of employment of upholsterers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Upholsterers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,850 19.43 97.69 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,920 0.34 1.69 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,510 0.42 2.12 $ 15.14 $ 31,490
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,100 3.21 16.12 $ 19.13 $ 39,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 510 0.28 1.41 $ 18.74 $ 38,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 510 0.06 0.29 $ 23.54 $ 48,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 490 0.12 0.59 $ 18.00 $ 37,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 490 0.49 2.46 $ 18.25 $ 37,960
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 480 3.60 18.12 $ 20.27 $ 42,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 450 0.16 0.78 $ 15.76 $ 32,790


Map of location quotient of upholsterers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Upholsterers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,850 19.43 97.69 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 480 3.60 18.12 $ 20.27 $ 42,150
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,100 3.21 16.12 $ 19.13 $ 39,780
Winston-Salem, NC 320 1.24 6.25 $ 16.76 $ 34,870
Morristown, TN 50 1.18 5.92 $ 16.04 $ 33,370
Lynchburg, VA 80 0.81 4.06 (8) (8)
Wichita, KS 190 0.69 3.45 $ 23.48 $ 48,840
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.60 3.04 $ 17.97 $ 37,380
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 60 0.50 2.49 $ 23.36 $ 48,590
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 490 0.49 2.46 $ 18.25 $ 37,960


Map of annual mean wages of upholsterers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Upholsterers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.09 0.44 $ 29.72 $ 61,810
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 0.53 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 24.66 $ 51,300
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.28 1.39 $ 23.91 $ 49,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 510 0.06 0.29 $ 23.54 $ 48,950
Wichita, KS 190 0.69 3.45 $ 23.48 $ 48,840
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 60 0.50 2.49 $ 23.36 $ 48,590
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 0.62 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 0.09 0.45 $ 22.55 $ 46,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 0.34 $ 22.23 $ 46,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Upholsterers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,080 13.87 69.74 $ 16.43 $ 34,170
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 440 2.38 11.98 $ 16.99 $ 35,350
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.42 7.14 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 230 0.74 3.70 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 4.90 $ 12.23 $ 25,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Upholsterers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,080 13.87 69.74 $ 16.43 $ 34,170
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 440 2.38 11.98 $ 16.99 $ 35,350
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.42 7.14 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 1.19 5.97 $ 13.86 $ 28,820
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 4.90 $ 12.23 $ 25,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Upholsterers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 2.86 $ 20.22 $ 42,050
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.63 $ 19.64 $ 40,860
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.42 7.14 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.96 $ 18.21 $ 37,870
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.19 $ 18.18 $ 37,800


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022