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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-6093 Upholsterers

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


National estimates for Upholsterers
Industry profile for Upholsterers
Geographic profile for Upholsterers

National estimates for Upholsterers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Upholsterers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,180 3.8 % $ 18.21 $ 37,870 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Upholsterers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.34 $ 13.90 $ 17.43 $ 21.62 $ 26.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,590 $ 28,920 $ 36,250 $ 44,970 $ 54,630


Industry profile for Upholsterers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Upholsterers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Upholsterers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Upholsterers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 12,180 3.68 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 5,620 7.75 $ 18.15 $ 37,740
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,830 0.38 $ 17.47 $ 36,330
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,330 0.15 $ 18.10 $ 37,650
Ship and Boat Building 980 0.71 $ 18.56 $ 38,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Upholsterers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 5,620 7.75 $ 18.15 $ 37,740
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 12,180 3.68 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 490 1.58 $ 16.41 $ 34,130
Textile Furnishings Mills 310 0.71 $ 17.18 $ 35,740
Ship and Boat Building 980 0.71 $ 18.56 $ 38,610

Top paying industries for Upholsterers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 37.98 $ 79,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 320 0.06 $ 27.54 $ 57,280
Traveler Accommodation 100 0.01 $ 21.63 $ 44,990
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers (8) (8) $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Specialized Design Services 130 0.09 $ 20.54 $ 42,730


Geographic profile for Upholsterers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Upholsterers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Upholsterers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Upholsterers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 4,540 1.06 5.63 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
California 2,470 0.15 0.80 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Mississippi 2,390 2.22 11.79 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Texas 2,030 0.17 0.89 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
Florida 1,630 0.19 1.02 $ 18.76 $ 39,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Upholsterers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 2,390 2.22 11.79 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
North Carolina 4,540 1.06 5.63 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
Indiana 1,160 0.40 2.10 $ 17.18 $ 35,740
Virginia 1,230 0.33 1.77 $ 16.09 $ 33,470
Tennessee 860 0.30 1.58 $ 16.81 $ 34,970




Top paying states for Upholsterers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 350 0.11 0.59 $ 24.57 $ 51,110
Hawaii 40 0.08 0.41 $ 22.23 $ 46,240
Nebraska 50 0.05 0.28 $ 21.22 $ 44,130
Massachusetts 280 0.08 0.44 $ 21.08 $ 43,850
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.32 $ 20.87 $ 43,410





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Upholsterers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,730 18.88 100.27 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,380 0.24 1.26 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,050 3.01 15.98 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 650 0.18 0.97 $ 15.49 $ 32,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 540 0.06 0.33 $ 18.80 $ 39,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 0.91 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 490 0.11 0.60 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 480 3.84 20.40 $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 440 0.33 1.78 $ 19.97 $ 41,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 370 0.15 0.79 $ 19.23 $ 39,990




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Upholsterers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,730 18.88 100.27 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 480 3.84 20.40 $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,050 3.01 15.98 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Texarkana, TX-AR 80 1.44 7.64 $ 12.18 $ 25,330
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 0.98 5.18 $ 21.44 $ 44,610
Lynchburg, VA 90 0.89 4.71 $ 17.81 $ 37,040
Wichita, KS 220 0.77 4.07 (8) (8)
Dubuque, IA 30 0.57 3.01 $ 17.90 $ 37,230
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 240 0.46 2.44 $ 16.12 $ 33,530
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 0.40 2.12 $ 20.90 $ 43,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for Upholsterers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.12 0.62 $ 25.57 $ 53,190
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.08 0.40 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.11 0.58 $ 24.57 $ 51,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 0.29 $ 23.56 $ 49,010
Lincoln, NE 40 0.21 1.14 $ 23.28 $ 48,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 0.41 $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,730 18.88 100.27 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 0.43 $ 21.46 $ 44,640
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.45 $ 44,620
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 0.98 5.18 $ 21.44 $ 44,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Upholsterers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 2,320 10.35 54.97 $ 15.41 $ 32,050
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.54 8.18 $ 16.53 $ 34,390
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 270 0.87 4.61 $ 16.79 $ 34,920
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.90 10.08 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 0.98 5.18 $ 18.12 $ 37,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Upholsterers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 2,320 10.35 54.97 $ 15.41 $ 32,050
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.90 10.08 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.54 8.18 $ 16.53 $ 34,390
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 1.24 6.57 $ 13.57 $ 28,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 0.98 5.18 $ 18.12 $ 37,680

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Upholsterers:

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) $ 24.33 $ 50,600
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.22 $ 44,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.25 $ 19.15 $ 39,840
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 2.33 $ 18.98 $ 39,480
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.82 $ 18.93 $ 39,360


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021