Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
7,780 6.7 % $12.52 $26,040 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $9.55 $11.51 $14.44 $17.95
Annual Wage (2) $18,000 $19,870 $23,940 $30,030 $37,350


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 2,350 3.09 $12.49 $25,990
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,880 15.63 $12.52 $26,040
Footwear Manufacturing 1,190 8.69 $12.13 $25,220
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 760 18.93 $14.42 $29,980
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 280 0.20 $11.79 $24,530

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 760 18.93 $14.42 $29,980
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,880 15.63 $12.52 $26,040
Footwear Manufacturing 1,190 8.69 $12.13 $25,220
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,350 3.09 $12.49 $25,990
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 280 0.20 $11.79 $24,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 760 18.93 $14.42 $29,980
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 150 0.03 $14.25 $29,630
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing (8) (8) $13.76 $28,610
Shoe Stores 210 0.09 $13.15 $27,350
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,880 15.63 $12.52 $26,040


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 1,470 0.13 2.26 $11.44 $23,800
Missouri 780 0.28 5.11 $12.45 $25,890
New York 660 0.07 1.30 $11.87 $24,680
California 640 0.04 0.72 $12.35 $25,690
Florida 330 0.04 0.73 $13.41 $27,890




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 250 0.43 7.70 $13.22 $27,500
Missouri 780 0.28 5.11 $12.45 $25,890
Texas 1,470 0.13 2.26 $11.44 $23,800
Idaho 80 0.12 2.17 $14.55 $30,260
Wisconsin 280 0.10 1.78 $11.11 $23,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 180 0.05 0.89 $15.26 $31,740
Illinois 220 0.04 0.68 $14.95 $31,100
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $14.88 $30,950
Washington 120 0.04 0.70 $14.66 $30,490
Idaho 80 0.12 2.17 $14.55 $30,260





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 420 0.06 1.15 $10.92 $22,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.07 1.31 $11.83 $24,600
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 4.22 $11.77 $24,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.97 $15.26 $31,740
El Paso, TX 180 0.62 11.10 $11.56 $24,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 1.04 $12.12 $25,200
Logan, UT-ID 70 1.32 23.83 $10.89 $22,650
Santa Rosa, CA 70 0.34 6.10 $14.56 $30,280
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 1.03 $12.93 $26,900
Jefferson City, MO 40 0.49 8.76 $11.53 $23,980




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)
Logan, UT-ID 70 1.32 23.83 $10.89 $22,650
El Paso, TX 180 0.62 11.10 $11.56 $24,040
Jefferson City, MO 40 0.49 8.76 $11.53 $23,980
Santa Rosa, CA 70 0.34 6.10 $14.56 $30,280
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 4.22 $11.77 $24,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.07 1.31 $11.83 $24,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.06 1.15 $10.92 $22,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 1.04 $12.12 $25,200
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 1.03 $12.93 $26,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.97 $15.26 $31,740




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.09 $43,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.97 $15.26 $31,740
Santa Rosa, CA 70 0.34 6.10 $14.56 $30,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $13.57 $28,230
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $13.54 $28,150
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $13.43 $27,930
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 1.03 $12.93 $26,900
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.82 $26,670
Lewiston-Auburn, ME (8) (8) (8) $12.71 $26,440
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $12.70 $26,420

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 380 5.16 93.20 $9.82 $20,430
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.61 11.00 $11.19 $23,280
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.11 20.05 $12.19 $25,350
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 15.01 $13.47 $28,010
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.05 18.97 $11.37 $23,640

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 380 5.16 93.20 $9.82 $20,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.11 20.05 $12.19 $25,350
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.05 18.97 $11.37 $23,640
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 15.01 $13.47 $28,010
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.61 11.00 $11.19 $23,280

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 15.01 $13.47 $28,010
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 3.21 $12.48 $25,950
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.11 20.05 $12.19 $25,350
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.05 18.97 $11.37 $23,640
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.61 11.00 $11.19 $23,280


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017