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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.


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)
8,760 8.7 % $14.70 $30,580 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.67 $11.56 $14.21 $17.37 $19.43
Annual Wage (2) $20,110 $24,050 $29,560 $36,120 $40,420


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)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,320 20.60 $14.46 $30,080
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,260 2.84 $13.59 $28,260
Footwear Manufacturing 860 6.87 $14.19 $29,500
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 840 0.63 $14.76 $30,700
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 790 26.69 $14.67 $30,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 790 26.69 $14.67 $30,510
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,320 20.60 $14.46 $30,080
Footwear Manufacturing 860 6.87 $14.19 $29,500
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,260 2.84 $13.59 $28,260
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 840 0.63 $14.76 $30,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $17.93 $37,300
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 110 0.13 $15.14 $31,490
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 840 0.63 $14.76 $30,700
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 790 26.69 $14.67 $30,510
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,320 20.60 $14.46 $30,080


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)
Texas 1,390 0.11 1.88 $13.94 $28,990
California 1,180 0.07 1.14 $15.89 $33,060
New York 670 0.07 1.17 $13.48 $28,030
Illinois 510 0.08 1.41 $14.25 $29,640
Michigan 410 0.09 1.59 $14.94 $31,060




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)
Maine 150 0.25 4.22 $15.02 $31,240
Montana 100 0.21 3.46 $13.24 $27,550
Missouri 370 0.13 2.22 $14.68 $30,530
Texas 1,390 0.11 1.88 $13.94 $28,990
Michigan 410 0.09 1.59 $14.94 $31,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $17.48 $36,360
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,570
Colorado 70 0.02 0.42 $16.34 $33,990
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $16.29 $33,890
Indiana 150 0.05 0.80 $16.21 $33,710





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 710 0.11 1.91 $16.27 $33,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.05 0.87 $13.55 $28,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.09 1.53 $14.30 $29,730
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 220 0.38 6.44 $14.94 $31,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.22 3.64 $14.87 $30,940
El Paso, TX 150 0.49 8.18 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 150 0.06 0.94 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 1.70 $16.00 $33,280
Austin-Round Rock, TX 150 0.14 2.31 (8) (8)
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 120 2.34 39.22 $14.34 $29,830




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)
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 120 2.34 39.22 $14.34 $29,830
Corvallis, OR 30 0.90 15.18 $13.84 $28,780
Springfield, MO 110 0.51 8.60 $12.69 $26,400
El Paso, TX 150 0.49 8.18 (8) (8)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 220 0.38 6.44 $14.94 $31,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.22 3.64 $14.87 $30,940
Lancaster, PA 50 0.19 3.24 $13.15 $27,350
Austin-Round Rock, TX 150 0.14 2.31 (8) (8)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 1.98 $14.30 $29,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 710 0.11 1.91 $16.27 $33,850




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.13 $19.48 $40,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.90 $35,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 710 0.11 1.91 $16.27 $33,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $16.16 $33,610
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 1.70 $16.00 $33,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.77 $15.34 $31,900
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,100
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 220 0.38 6.44 $14.94 $31,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.88 $30,960
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.22 3.64 $14.87 $30,940

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 230 0.69 11.54 $13.45 $27,980
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 150 1.02 17.10 $13.54 $28,160
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 7.04 $12.90 $26,820

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 150 1.02 17.10 $13.54 $28,160
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 230 0.69 11.54 $13.45 $27,980
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 7.04 $12.90 $26,820

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 150 1.02 17.10 $13.54 $28,160
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 230 0.69 11.54 $13.45 $27,980
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 7.04 $12.90 $26,820


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: March 31, 2020