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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

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


National estimates for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Industry profile for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

National estimates for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,380 9.3 % $ 15.13 $ 31,480 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.12 $ 12.29 $ 14.69 $ 17.86 $ 19.96
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,050 $ 25,570 $ 30,550 $ 37,160 $ 41,510


Industry profile for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,950 2.68 $ 14.07 $ 29,260
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,900 17.42 $ 15.16 $ 31,540
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 880 0.87 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Footwear Manufacturing 600 6.07 $ 15.33 $ 31,880
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 560 20.12 $ 15.16 $ 31,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 560 20.12 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,900 17.42 $ 15.16 $ 31,540
Footwear Manufacturing 600 6.07 $ 15.33 $ 31,880
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,950 2.68 $ 14.07 $ 29,260
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 880 0.87 $ 15.17 $ 31,550

Top paying industries for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $ 17.68 $ 36,780
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 90 0.12 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Footwear Manufacturing 600 6.07 $ 15.33 $ 31,880
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 880 0.87 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,900 17.42 $ 15.16 $ 31,540


Geographic profile for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,180 0.10 1.84 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
California 1,000 0.06 1.15 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
New York 640 0.07 1.38 $ 13.62 $ 28,330
Florida 620 0.07 1.39 $ 14.90 $ 31,000
Illinois 360 0.06 1.19 $ 14.20 $ 29,540




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 70 0.15 2.82 $ 13.82 $ 28,740
Missouri 310 0.11 2.14 $ 15.22 $ 31,650
Oregon 180 0.10 1.93 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Texas 1,180 0.10 1.84 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
Maine 60 0.10 1.83 $ 16.04 $ 33,360




Top paying states for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.25 $ 19.83 $ 41,250
Colorado 80 0.03 0.60 $ 18.53 $ 38,550
Oklahoma 30 0.02 0.37 $ 17.87 $ 37,180
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 17.69 $ 36,800
California 1,000 0.06 1.15 $ 17.14 $ 35,650





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 1.86 $ 17.44 $ 36,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.06 1.11 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 2.32 $ 14.50 $ 30,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.07 1.27 $ 14.06 $ 29,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.14 2.59 $ 16.74 $ 34,810
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 2.80 (8) (8)
El Paso, TX 140 0.45 8.58 $ 13.65 $ 28,390
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 140 0.27 5.01 $ 16.62 $ 34,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.85 $ 14.23 $ 29,600
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 2.00 $ 16.28 $ 33,860




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
El Paso, TX 140 0.45 8.58 $ 13.65 $ 28,390
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.27 5.15 $ 20.25 $ 42,120
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 140 0.27 5.01 $ 16.62 $ 34,560
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 3.21 $ 15.55 $ 32,340
Lancaster, PA 40 0.17 3.12 $ 11.58 $ 24,080
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.15 2.80 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.14 2.59 $ 16.74 $ 34,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 2.32 $ 14.50 $ 30,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 2.00 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 1.86 $ 17.44 $ 36,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.95 $ 21.08 $ 43,850
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.27 5.15 $ 20.25 $ 42,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 19.93 $ 41,460
Oklahoma City, OK 30 0.05 0.94 $ 17.87 $ 37,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 17.53 $ 36,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 1.86 $ 17.44 $ 36,270
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.14 2.59 $ 16.74 $ 34,810
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 140 0.27 5.01 $ 16.62 $ 34,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 2.00 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 16.11 $ 33,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 17.40 $ 13.88 $ 28,880
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 12.79 $ 13.35 $ 27,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 17.40 $ 13.88 $ 28,880
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 12.79 $ 13.35 $ 27,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) (8) (8) (8) $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 17.40 $ 13.88 $ 28,880
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 13.55 $ 28,180
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 12.79 $ 13.35 $ 27,780


About May 2020 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.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021