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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
16,220 3.6 % $16.51 $34,350 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.20 $13.04 $15.62 $18.87 $23.59
Annual Wage (2) $23,310 $27,130 $32,480 $39,250 $49,080


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) 10,420 2.95 $15.97 $33,210
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,480 3.13 $17.13 $35,630
Furniture Stores 1,060 0.48 $17.47 $36,330
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 530 0.23 $17.19 $35,750
Warehousing and Storage 420 0.03 $18.70 $38,890

Industries with the highest concentration 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 2,480 3.13 $17.13 $35,630
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 10,420 2.95 $15.97 $33,210
Furniture Stores 1,060 0.48 $17.47 $36,330
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 530 0.23 $17.19 $35,750
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 50 0.05 $15.56 $32,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 100 0.01 $21.70 $45,130
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 130 0.03 $20.22 $42,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $19.98 $41,560
Warehousing and Storage 420 0.03 $18.70 $38,890
Furniture Stores 1,060 0.48 $17.47 $36,330


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 1,510 0.09 0.79 $16.38 $34,060
North Carolina 1,250 0.28 2.55 $15.08 $31,360
Indiana 1,170 0.38 3.44 $15.92 $33,110
Texas 1,160 0.09 0.84 $14.69 $30,550
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.18 1.62 $17.42 $36,240




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 120 0.40 3.62 $14.54 $30,250
Indiana 1,170 0.38 3.44 $15.92 $33,110
North Carolina 1,250 0.28 2.55 $15.08 $31,360
Maine 140 0.23 2.07 $17.56 $36,530
Alabama 450 0.23 2.05 $13.62 $28,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 70 0.02 0.22 $20.19 $41,990
Rhode Island 60 0.13 1.21 $19.92 $41,440
Minnesota 560 0.19 1.75 $19.54 $40,640
New York 860 0.09 0.82 $19.24 $40,010
Connecticut 170 0.10 0.90 $19.18 $39,900





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 920 0.10 0.87 $19.26 $40,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 850 0.14 1.23 $16.12 $33,530
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 560 3.68 33.31 $15.16 $31,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.21 1.91 $19.72 $41,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 0.71 $18.89 $39,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 310 0.15 1.40 $19.53 $40,630
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.77 6.98 $15.31 $31,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.09 0.85 $19.62 $40,800
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 250 0.10 0.86 $15.98 $33,230
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 240 1.78 16.13 $15.77 $32,790




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 560 3.68 33.31 $15.16 $31,530
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 240 1.78 16.13 $15.77 $32,790
Leominster-Gardner, MA 50 0.98 8.90 $14.44 $30,030
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.77 6.98 $15.31 $31,840
Lancaster, PA 180 0.73 6.63 $18.40 $38,270
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.60 5.43 $14.00 $29,130
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.52 4.74 $15.17 $31,560
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.42 3.83 $22.70 $47,220
Medford, OR 40 0.41 3.69 $15.88 $33,030
Green Bay, WI 70 0.40 3.58 $15.47 $32,170




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)
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.13 1.20 $23.27 $48,400
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.42 3.83 $22.70 $47,220
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.39 $46,570
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 0.81 $21.57 $44,860
Portland-South Portland, ME 40 0.21 1.86 $21.52 $44,750
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 0.22 $21.24 $44,180
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.09 0.78 $20.49 $42,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.03 0.31 $20.25 $42,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.21 1.91 $19.72 $41,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.09 0.85 $19.62 $40,800

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 520 2.76 24.97 $15.63 $32,500
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 300 0.90 8.15 $14.54 $30,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.16 10.52 $17.08 $35,520
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.12 10.17 $17.01 $35,370
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.05 9.52 $12.37 $25,730

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 520 2.76 24.97 $15.63 $32,500
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.16 10.52 $17.08 $35,520
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.12 10.17 $17.01 $35,370
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.05 9.52 $12.37 $25,730
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 300 0.90 8.15 $14.54 $30,240

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 100 0.37 3.37 $17.40 $36,180
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.13 $35,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.16 10.52 $17.08 $35,520
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.12 10.17 $17.01 $35,370
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.68 6.20 $16.44 $34,190


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020