Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
7,180 7.7 % $13.25 $27,550 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.02 $10.02 $12.31 $15.23 $18.60
Annual Wage (2) $18,750 $20,850 $25,610 $31,680 $38,680


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 2,520 3.26 $13.10 $27,250
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,650 14.93 $12.72 $26,460
Footwear Manufacturing 860 6.67 $12.95 $26,940
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 670 18.02 $15.24 $31,700
Shoe Stores 360 0.17 $16.68 $34,700

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 670 18.02 $15.24 $31,700
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,650 14.93 $12.72 $26,460
Footwear Manufacturing 860 6.67 $12.95 $26,940
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,520 3.26 $13.10 $27,250
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.41 $12.87 $26,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 360 0.17 $16.68 $34,700
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 670 18.02 $15.24 $31,700
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.04 $14.49 $30,140
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,520 3.26 $13.10 $27,250
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 60 0.06 $13.00 $27,040


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 1,240 0.10 2.07 $12.43 $25,860
New York 660 0.07 1.43 $12.77 $26,560
California 660 0.04 0.78 $13.33 $27,720
Missouri 560 0.20 3.97 $14.71 $30,600
Maine 300 0.51 10.08 $13.87 $28,840




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 300 0.51 10.08 $13.87 $28,840
Missouri 560 0.20 3.97 $14.71 $30,600
Texas 1,240 0.10 2.07 $12.43 $25,860
Idaho 70 0.10 2.01 $14.37 $29,890
Tennessee 230 0.08 1.57 $13.49 $28,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.58 $16.37 $34,050
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $15.81 $32,890
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $15.66 $32,580
Florida (8) (8) (8) $15.66 $32,570
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $15.42 $32,080



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 520 0.08 1.53 $11.84 $24,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.05 1.07 $12.97 $26,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 1.11 $14.22 $29,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 150 0.16 3.26 $14.93 $31,050
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.14 2.75 $11.67 $24,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 2.11 $12.90 $26,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 1.38 $14.26 $29,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 1.20 $12.24 $25,450
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.88 $12.86 $26,740
Lancaster, PA 50 0.22 4.42 $10.55 $21,940


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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)
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.41 8.11 $12.30 $25,570
Lancaster, PA 50 0.22 4.42 $10.55 $21,940
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 150 0.16 3.26 $14.93 $31,050
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.14 2.75 $11.67 $24,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 2.11 $12.90 $26,820
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 520 0.08 1.53 $11.84 $24,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 1.38 $14.26 $29,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 1.20 $12.24 $25,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 1.11 $14.22 $29,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.05 1.07 $12.97 $26,980


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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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.08 $41,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.95 $35,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $15.85 $32,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 150 0.16 3.26 $14.93 $31,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.74 $14.64 $30,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 1.38 $14.26 $29,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 1.11 $14.22 $29,570
Lewiston-Auburn, ME (8) (8) (8) $13.62 $28,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.05 1.07 $12.97 $26,980
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 0.74 $12.95 $26,930

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) 200 0.60 11.89 $12.32 $25,620
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 12.82 $11.87 $24,680
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 10.40 $15.07 $31,340

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 90 0.65 12.82 $11.87 $24,680
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.60 11.89 $12.32 $25,620
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 10.40 $15.07 $31,340

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 80 0.52 10.40 $15.07 $31,340
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.60 11.89 $12.32 $25,620
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 12.82 $11.87 $24,680


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018