Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
8,640 9.0 % $14.33 $29,800 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.35 $10.95 $13.87 $17.01 $19.13
Annual Wage (2) $19,440 $22,770 $28,840 $35,380 $39,790


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)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,650 3.37 $13.76 $28,620
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 2,290 21.05 $13.60 $28,300
Footwear Manufacturing 880 7.10 $14.03 $29,190
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 540 15.65 $13.71 $28,520
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 160 0.03 $13.89 $28,880

Industries with the highest concentration 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 2,290 21.05 $13.60 $28,300
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 540 15.65 $13.71 $28,520
Footwear Manufacturing 880 7.10 $14.03 $29,190
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,650 3.37 $13.76 $28,620
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.36 $14.47 $30,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $17.13 $35,630
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.06 $15.68 $32,620
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores (8) (8) $15.16 $31,530
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.36 $14.47 $30,100
Footwear Manufacturing 880 7.10 $14.03 $29,190


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)
California 1,100 0.06 1.09 $15.49 $32,210
Texas 1,040 0.09 1.44 $13.56 $28,200
Florida 610 0.07 1.18 (8) (8)
New York 510 0.05 0.91 $13.26 $27,580
Illinois 400 0.07 1.12 $14.03 $29,170




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 280 0.47 7.79 $14.76 $30,710
Tennessee 360 0.12 2.04 $13.57 $28,230
Texas 1,040 0.09 1.44 $13.56 $28,200
Wisconsin 240 0.08 1.39 $13.64 $28,360
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.29 $16.87 $35,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.22 $17.81 $37,050
Nevada 60 0.04 0.73 $17.48 $36,360
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $16.98 $35,320
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.29 $16.87 $35,090
Washington (8) (8) (8) $15.60 $32,450





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 680 0.11 1.86 $15.79 $32,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 420 0.04 0.74 $13.74 $28,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 1.12 $13.99 $29,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 250 0.07 1.18 $13.43 $27,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.29 $14.08 $29,290
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.18 3.09 $13.12 $27,280
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.09 1.55 $15.74 $32,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 1.13 $14.43 $30,010
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 80 0.04 0.66 $14.48 $30,110
Lancaster, PA 70 0.27 4.49 $12.32 $25,620




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)
Corvallis, OR 30 0.84 14.01 $12.74 $26,500
Springfield, MO 60 0.31 5.18 $11.64 $24,210
Lancaster, PA 70 0.27 4.49 $12.32 $25,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.18 3.09 $13.12 $27,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.11 1.86 $15.79 $32,840
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.10 1.66 $13.83 $28,770
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.09 1.55 $15.74 $32,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.29 $14.08 $29,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 1.13 $14.43 $30,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 250 0.07 1.18 $13.43 $27,930




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 (8) (8) (8) $20.87 $43,410
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $18.84 $39,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.87 $35,080
Portland-South Portland, ME (8) (8) (8) $16.68 $34,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $16.62 $34,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $15.93 $33,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.11 1.86 $15.79 $32,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.09 1.55 $15.74 $32,740
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $14.89 $30,970
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.59 $30,340

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) 160 0.48 8.03 $12.83 $26,680
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 11.13 $12.30 $25,590
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 9.20 $13.09 $27,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 2.98 $15.41 $32,040

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)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 11.13 $12.30 $25,590
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 9.20 $13.09 $27,220
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 160 0.48 8.03 $12.83 $26,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 2.98 $15.41 $32,040

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.49 $34,290
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 2.98 $15.41 $32,040
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 9.20 $13.09 $27,220
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 160 0.48 8.03 $12.83 $26,680
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 11.13 $12.30 $25,590


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.

(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