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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Furniture Finishers
Industry profile for Furniture Finishers
Geographic profile for Furniture Finishers

National estimates for Furniture Finishers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Furniture Finishers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,300 2.8 % $ 17.94 $ 37,310 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Furniture Finishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.59 $ 14.23 $ 17.59 $ 21.41 $ 23.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,200 $ 29,610 $ 36,580 $ 44,520 $ 48,730


Industry profile for Furniture Finishers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Furniture Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 10,320 3.12 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,880 2.45 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Furniture Stores 1,060 0.50 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Employment Services 690 0.02 $ 15.23 $ 31,690
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 670 0.28 $ 17.29 $ 35,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Furniture Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 10,320 3.12 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,880 2.45 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Furniture Stores 1,060 0.50 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 670 0.28 $ 17.29 $ 35,960
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 160 0.04 $ 17.98 $ 37,390

Top paying industries for Furniture Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $ 23.78 $ 49,460
Warehousing and Storage 340 0.02 $ 20.36 $ 42,360
Specialized Design Services 50 0.04 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
Furniture Stores 1,060 0.50 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,880 2.45 $ 19.41 $ 40,370


Geographic profile for Furniture Finishers:

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



Map of employment of furniture finishers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Furniture Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,510 0.12 1.07 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Indiana 1,450 0.49 4.21 $ 17.52 $ 36,440
California 1,430 0.09 0.75 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
Pennsylvania 1,210 0.22 1.87 $ 18.19 $ 37,830
Florida 1,060 0.12 1.06 $ 19.78 $ 41,140


Map of location quotient of furniture finishers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 740 0.55 4.79 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Indiana 1,450 0.49 4.21 $ 17.52 $ 36,440
Vermont 110 0.40 3.46 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
South Dakota 120 0.28 2.40 $ 14.12 $ 29,380
Tennessee 670 0.23 1.95 $ 14.50 $ 30,150


Map of annual mean wages of furniture finishers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Furniture Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 150 0.04 0.37 $ 24.74 $ 51,460
New Jersey 240 0.06 0.54 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
Maryland 130 0.05 0.42 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
Connecticut 70 0.05 0.40 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Colorado 160 0.06 0.54 $ 20.16 $ 41,940



Map of employment of furniture finishers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Furniture Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 720 0.13 1.09 $ 19.72 $ 41,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.08 0.66 $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 590 0.17 1.43 $ 17.50 $ 36,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 430 0.18 1.53 $ 19.93 $ 41,450
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 390 2.88 24.91 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Kansas City, MO-KS 380 0.38 3.26 $ 16.21 $ 33,720
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.57 22.24 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.12 1.06 $ 17.33 $ 36,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 300 0.14 1.22 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.15 1.26 $ 21.75 $ 45,230


Map of location quotient of furniture finishers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 390 2.88 24.91 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.57 22.24 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Lancaster, PA 210 0.91 7.87 $ 18.62 $ 38,720
Lebanon, PA 40 0.83 7.18 $ 16.75 $ 34,840
Greensboro-High Point, NC 190 0.56 4.87 $ 16.72 $ 34,770
Wichita, KS 140 0.48 4.18 $ 15.61 $ 32,460
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.39 3.38 $ 18.00 $ 37,450
Green Bay, WI 60 0.38 3.29 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Kansas City, MO-KS 380 0.38 3.26 $ 16.21 $ 33,720
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.37 3.21 $ 16.77 $ 34,890


Map of annual mean wages of furniture finishers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Furniture Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.38 $ 25.40 $ 52,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 120 0.05 0.46 $ 23.78 $ 49,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.15 1.26 $ 21.75 $ 45,230
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.73 $ 45,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 120 0.04 0.34 $ 21.66 $ 45,050
Salt Lake City, UT 50 0.07 0.58 $ 21.55 $ 44,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 140 0.11 0.95 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.08 0.66 $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.07 0.61 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.48 $ 20.77 $ 43,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Furniture Finishers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.47 21.31 $ 17.11 $ 35,580
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.48 12.81 $ 16.00 $ 33,290
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.78 6.70 $ 17.26 $ 35,900
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 140 0.46 3.97 $ 16.74 $ 34,820
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.93 8.05 $ 16.56 $ 34,450

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.47 21.31 $ 17.11 $ 35,580
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.48 12.81 $ 16.00 $ 33,290
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 1.02 8.82 $ 16.66 $ 34,660
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.93 8.05 $ 16.56 $ 34,450
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 6.91 $ 13.93 $ 28,970

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Furniture Finishers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 3.88 $ 20.78 $ 43,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.31 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.20 $ 17.47 $ 36,340
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.78 6.70 $ 17.26 $ 35,900
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.47 21.31 $ 17.11 $ 35,580


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.

(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