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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
29,420 3.8 % $17.62 $36,640 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.87 $13.47 $16.89 $20.73 $25.70
Annual Wage (2) $22,610 $28,020 $35,130 $43,110 $53,450


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) 14,270 4.03 $17.84 $37,110
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,100 7.68 $17.44 $36,270
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,530 0.16 $17.38 $36,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,100 0.18 $15.06 $31,320
Ship and Boat Building 1,090 0.77 $17.58 $36,570

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 6,100 7.68 $17.44 $36,270
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 14,270 4.03 $17.84 $37,110
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 730 2.15 $16.51 $34,340
Ship and Boat Building 1,090 0.77 $17.58 $36,570
Textile Furnishings Mills 320 0.64 $18.64 $38,770

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) $36.91 $76,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $27.81 $57,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $23.01 $47,850
Traveler Accommodation 150 0.01 $22.81 $47,450
Support Activities for Air Transportation 160 0.07 $21.77 $45,270


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 6,090 1.36 6.81 $19.61 $40,790
Mississippi 3,200 2.84 14.16 $15.07 $31,350
California 2,760 0.16 0.79 $18.45 $38,370
Texas 1,910 0.15 0.77 $15.53 $32,300
Indiana 1,700 0.55 2.76 $17.39 $36,180




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 3,200 2.84 14.16 $15.07 $31,350
North Carolina 6,090 1.36 6.81 $19.61 $40,790
Indiana 1,700 0.55 2.76 $17.39 $36,180
Tennessee 820 0.27 1.36 $14.81 $30,810
Oregon 470 0.25 1.23 $16.53 $34,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.34 $28.11 $58,460
Washington 360 0.11 0.55 $23.88 $49,680
Massachusetts 290 0.08 0.39 $20.28 $42,190
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 0.43 $20.19 $42,000
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.45 $20.01 $41,610





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 3,280 21.39 106.78 $21.43 $44,570
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,590 4.36 21.75 $17.30 $35,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.25 1.23 $17.78 $36,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 770 0.16 0.82 $16.76 $34,870
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 630 0.07 0.33 $19.34 $40,220
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 610 4.49 22.39 $16.76 $34,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.17 0.87 $14.61 $30,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 460 0.13 0.63 $16.33 $33,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.29 1.45 $16.15 $33,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 310 0.11 0.54 $20.23 $42,080




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 3,280 21.39 106.78 $21.43 $44,570
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 610 4.49 22.39 $16.76 $34,850
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,590 4.36 21.75 $17.30 $35,990
Morristown, TN 80 1.85 9.22 $15.34 $31,900
Texarkana, TX-AR 80 1.39 6.96 $11.94 $24,830
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 1.14 5.71 $20.28 $42,170
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.86 4.28 $16.50 $34,310
Wichita, KS 230 0.77 3.84 (8) (8)
Ocala, FL 40 0.35 1.75 $11.23 $23,360
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 200 0.35 1.77 $15.67 $32,590




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.23 1.17 $26.19 $54,470
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.11 0.56 $25.05 $52,110
Lincoln, NE 40 0.22 1.08 $24.68 $51,340
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 0.36 $23.84 $49,580
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.69 $47,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.12 0.59 $22.35 $46,490
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 3,280 21.39 106.78 $21.43 $44,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.07 0.37 $21.34 $44,390
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,350
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 1.14 5.71 $20.28 $42,170

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 3,080 13.14 65.62 $15.06 $31,320
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.92 9.58 $17.45 $36,290
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 210 0.63 3.16 $16.17 $33,640
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 2.46 $14.34 $29,830
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 3.32 $14.13 $29,400

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 3,080 13.14 65.62 $15.06 $31,320
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.92 9.58 $17.45 $36,290
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 3.32 $14.13 $29,400
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 210 0.63 3.16 $16.17 $33,640
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 2.87 $16.67 $34,680

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) $23.50 $48,870
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.31 $42,240
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.53 $19.31 $40,150
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.76 $39,030
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 1.71 $17.71 $36,830


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.

(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 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: March 31, 2020