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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-7021 Furniture Finishers

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.


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)
17,250 2.8 % $16.27 $33,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.87 $12.83 $15.36 $18.72 $23.43
Annual Wage (2) $22,600 $26,700 $31,950 $38,930 $48,720


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)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 11,640 3.26 $15.75 $32,750
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,310 2.95 $17.26 $35,900
Furniture Stores 970 0.43 $17.19 $35,760
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 730 0.32 $17.29 $35,960
Warehousing and Storage 340 0.03 $17.89 $37,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 11,640 3.26 $15.75 $32,750
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,310 2.95 $17.26 $35,900
Furniture Stores 970 0.43 $17.19 $35,760
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 730 0.32 $17.29 $35,960
Specialized Design Services 70 0.05 $15.55 $32,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 60 0.02 $20.95 $43,570
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 120 0.03 $19.73 $41,030
Building Finishing Contractors 100 0.01 $18.18 $37,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $17.91 $37,260
Warehousing and Storage 340 0.03 $17.89 $37,200


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 1,450 0.08 0.71 $17.65 $36,710
Indiana 1,300 0.43 3.58 $15.14 $31,490
North Carolina 1,270 0.29 2.43 $14.77 $30,710
Pennsylvania 1,260 0.22 1.81 $16.74 $34,810
Texas 1,240 0.10 0.86 $14.38 $29,900




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)
Vermont 140 0.47 3.92 $14.66 $30,480
Indiana 1,300 0.43 3.58 $15.14 $31,490
South Dakota 160 0.37 3.12 $13.15 $27,350
North Carolina 1,270 0.29 2.43 $14.77 $30,710
Minnesota 700 0.25 2.06 $18.77 $39,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 30 0.05 0.43 $20.54 $42,710
Rhode Island 70 0.15 1.27 $19.81 $41,200
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.30 $19.74 $41,050
Connecticut 170 0.10 0.84 $19.17 $39,870
Washington 520 0.16 1.33 $19.12 $39,770





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 900 0.09 0.80 $18.55 $38,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 810 0.13 1.11 $17.55 $36,510
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 590 3.80 31.85 $14.83 $30,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.26 2.16 $19.22 $39,980
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 1.04 $14.61 $30,390
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 340 2.45 20.54 $14.89 $30,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 320 0.11 0.93 $18.52 $38,520
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 310 0.16 1.32 $18.68 $38,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 270 0.10 0.88 $13.67 $28,430
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 0.71 5.96 $15.07 $31,340




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 590 3.80 31.85 $14.83 $30,840
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 340 2.45 20.54 $14.89 $30,960
Leominster-Gardner, MA 70 1.29 10.80 $14.14 $29,410
Lebanon, PA 40 0.86 7.24 $17.83 $37,090
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 0.71 5.96 $15.07 $31,340
St. George, UT 40 0.65 5.42 $14.40 $29,950
Lancaster, PA 160 0.65 5.44 $17.54 $36,470
Green Bay, WI 100 0.60 5.00 $15.66 $32,560
Idaho Falls, ID 30 0.47 3.91 $15.69 $32,640
Wichita, KS 130 0.44 3.71 $15.12 $31,450




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)
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.35 2.97 $22.70 $47,220
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 1.13 $22.47 $46,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $21.90 $45,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.33 $20.55 $42,740
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $20.17 $41,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.06 0.50 $20.14 $41,880
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.31 2.60 $19.59 $40,750
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.55 $19.45 $40,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.26 2.16 $19.22 $39,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.07 $39,660

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 590 3.15 26.42 $14.65 $30,470
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 330 0.99 8.31 $14.16 $29,460
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.29 10.80 $16.56 $34,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.78 6.55 $16.93 $35,200
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 4.03 $15.23 $31,670

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 590 3.15 26.42 $14.65 $30,470
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.29 10.80 $16.56 $34,440
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 330 0.99 8.31 $14.16 $29,460
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.78 6.55 $16.93 $35,200
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 5.93 $12.43 $25,850

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.32 $20.50 $42,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,670
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.89 $17.39 $36,180
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.99 $17.05 $35,460
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.78 6.55 $16.93 $35,200


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019