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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-6093 Upholsterers

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


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)
32,870 3.9 % $17.27 $35,920 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.51 $13.10 $16.58 $20.37 $25.22
Annual Wage (2) $21,860 $27,240 $34,480 $42,360 $52,450


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) 16,160 4.53 $17.55 $36,500
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,590 8.41 $17.20 $35,770
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,930 5.28 $17.36 $36,110
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,600 0.27 $15.25 $31,710
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,450 0.16 $16.10 $33,480

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 6,590 8.41 $17.20 $35,770
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,930 5.28 $17.36 $36,110
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 16,160 4.53 $17.55 $36,500
Ship and Boat Building 880 0.65 $16.22 $33,740
Textile Furnishings Mills 330 0.64 $17.87 $37,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $35.73 $74,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 330 0.07 $26.87 $55,880
Traveler Accommodation 120 0.01 $22.98 $47,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $22.67 $47,150
Support Activities for Air Transportation 200 0.09 $20.13 $41,870


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)
North Carolina 6,880 1.57 6.92 $19.03 $39,580
Mississippi 3,660 3.25 14.32 $16.22 $33,740
California 2,580 0.15 0.67 $18.26 $37,980
Indiana 1,960 0.64 2.83 $17.24 $35,860
Texas 1,750 0.14 0.64 $15.19 $31,590




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)
Mississippi 3,660 3.25 14.32 $16.22 $33,740
North Carolina 6,880 1.57 6.92 $19.03 $39,580
Indiana 1,960 0.64 2.83 $17.24 $35,860
Missouri 930 0.33 1.46 $15.66 $32,560
Tennessee 890 0.30 1.32 $14.02 $29,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 80 0.08 0.36 $25.77 $53,600
Washington 380 0.12 0.51 $22.57 $46,950
Idaho 110 0.15 0.66 $21.79 $45,310
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.27 $21.55 $44,820
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $20.38 $42,390





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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 3,700 23.98 105.59 $20.82 $43,310
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,910 5.29 23.30 $16.85 $35,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,330 0.22 0.96 $16.45 $34,220
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 830 6.00 26.44 $15.59 $32,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 830 0.09 0.39 $19.72 $41,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 770 0.17 0.74 $15.16 $31,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 460 0.13 0.57 $15.76 $32,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 430 0.14 0.64 $14.10 $29,340
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 390 0.40 1.77 $14.56 $30,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.15 0.67 $21.95 $45,650




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 3,700 23.98 105.59 $20.82 $43,310
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 830 6.00 26.44 $15.59 $32,420
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,910 5.29 23.30 $16.85 $35,040
Morristown, TN 80 1.88 8.27 $14.44 $30,030
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 70 1.49 6.56 $13.69 $28,480
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.09 4.81 $22.16 $46,100
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 0.99 4.36 $20.32 $42,260
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 90 0.46 2.05 $14.69 $30,560
Ocala, FL 40 0.40 1.74 $11.86 $24,670
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 390 0.40 1.77 $14.56 $30,280




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.10 0.42 $24.78 $51,550
Lincoln, NE 40 0.25 1.08 $22.97 $47,780
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 0.43 $22.52 $46,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 0.52 $22.27 $46,310
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.09 4.81 $22.16 $46,100
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 0.31 $22.11 $45,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.15 0.67 $21.95 $45,650
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 110 0.10 0.46 $21.84 $45,430
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 3,700 23.98 105.59 $20.82 $43,310
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 0.56 $20.66 $42,970

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,400 14.60 64.30 $16.44 $34,200
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 2.03 8.93 $15.32 $31,860
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.62 2.75 $12.43 $25,860
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 2.50 $14.73 $30,650
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 3.44 $13.40 $27,870

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,400 14.60 64.30 $16.44 $34,200
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 2.03 8.93 $15.32 $31,860
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 3.44 $13.40 $27,870
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 2.97 $14.09 $29,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.62 2.75 $12.43 $25,860

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)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.03 $43,740
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.68 $43,020
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.58 $40,720
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.53 $38,530
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.08 $18.46 $38,400


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