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

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:

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)
5,620 5.7 % $ 16.77 $ 34,890 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.23 $ 13.63 $ 15.12 $ 18.32 $ 23.08
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,360 $ 28,350 $ 31,450 $ 38,100 $ 48,010


Industry profile for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

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)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,100 19.28 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 940 30.42 $ 17.15 $ 35,680
Footwear Manufacturing 650 5.98 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Shoe Stores 640 0.39 $ 20.68 $ 43,010
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 500 0.65 $ 16.99 $ 35,340

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 940 30.42 $ 17.15 $ 35,680
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,100 19.28 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
Footwear Manufacturing 650 5.98 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 500 0.65 $ 16.99 $ 35,340
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 60 0.54 $ 13.19 $ 27,420

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 640 0.39 $ 20.68 $ 43,010
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 19.72 $ 41,010
Footwear Manufacturing 650 5.98 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 940 30.42 $ 17.15 $ 35,680
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 200 0.04 $ 17.11 $ 35,590


Geographic profile for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

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.



Map of employment of shoe and leather workers and repairers by state, May 2021


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 1,060 0.09 2.16 $ 13.83 $ 28,760
California 650 0.04 0.98 $ 20.43 $ 42,490
New York 420 0.05 1.20 $ 21.92 $ 45,600
Ohio 260 0.05 1.23 $ 13.93 $ 28,980
New Jersey 260 0.07 1.66 $ 18.29 $ 38,040


Map of location quotient of shoe and leather workers and repairers by state, May 2021


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)
Maine 110 0.19 4.77 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Montana 60 0.12 3.01 $ 14.77 $ 30,730
Idaho 70 0.09 2.26 $ 15.38 $ 31,980
Texas 1,060 0.09 2.16 $ 13.83 $ 28,760
Missouri 230 0.08 2.08 $ 16.98 $ 35,310


Map of annual mean wages of shoe and leather workers and repairers by state, May 2021


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 York 420 0.05 1.20 $ 21.92 $ 45,600
California 650 0.04 0.98 $ 20.43 $ 42,490
Nevada 50 0.04 0.98 $ 20.00 $ 41,590
Colorado 100 0.04 0.93 $ 18.81 $ 39,120
Oregon 60 0.03 0.81 $ 18.69 $ 38,880



Map of employment of shoe and leather workers and repairers by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 1.43 $ 22.06 $ 45,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 340 0.06 1.50 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 2.05 $ 14.29 $ 29,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.73 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 3.38 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.05 1.30 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
El Paso, TX 70 0.25 6.15 $ 12.19 $ 25,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.06 1.39 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.46 $ 12.53 $ 26,060
Austin-Round Rock, TX 50 0.04 1.11 $ 13.85 $ 28,800


Map of location quotient of shoe and leather workers and repairers by area, May 2021


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 70 0.25 6.15 $ 12.19 $ 25,350
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 3.93 $ 21.83 $ 45,410
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 3.38 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 2.05 $ 14.29 $ 29,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 340 0.06 1.50 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 1.43 $ 22.06 $ 45,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.06 1.39 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.05 1.30 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Austin-Round Rock, TX 50 0.04 1.11 $ 13.85 $ 28,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.87 $ 17.38 $ 36,140


Map of annual mean wages of shoe and leather workers and repairers by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 1.43 $ 22.06 $ 45,880
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 3.93 $ 21.83 $ 45,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 340 0.06 1.50 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.75 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.06 1.39 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 3.38 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.87 $ 17.38 $ 36,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.73 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90 0.05 1.30 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 2.05 $ 14.29 $ 29,730

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 110 0.85 21.30 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.25 6.19 $ 13.10 $ 27,250

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 110 0.85 21.30 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.25 6.19 $ 13.10 $ 27,250

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 21.30 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.25 6.19 $ 13.10 $ 27,250


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