Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-6093 Upholsterers

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


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)
32,500 3.6 % $16.85 $35,060 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.17 $12.75 $16.18 $19.76 $24.65
Annual Wage (2) $21,160 $26,530 $33,660 $41,100 $51,260


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)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 15,990 4.52 $17.10 $35,570
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,780 8.78 $16.51 $34,340
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,070 0.22 $15.92 $33,110
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,570 0.27 $15.41 $32,040
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,400 4.02 $17.63 $36,670

Industries with the highest concentration 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 6,780 8.78 $16.51 $34,340
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 15,990 4.52 $17.10 $35,570
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,400 4.02 $17.63 $36,670
Textile Furnishings Mills 300 0.57 $19.34 $40,230
Ship and Boat Building 710 0.53 $15.95 $33,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $34.53 $71,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 310 0.06 $27.47 $57,140
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $23.15 $48,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $22.23 $46,230
Support Activities for Air Transportation 210 0.10 $20.01 $41,630


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)
North Carolina 6,700 1.56 6.84 $18.06 $37,570
Mississippi 3,460 3.09 13.55 $16.19 $33,670
California 3,360 0.20 0.88 $17.62 $36,660
Indiana 2,200 0.73 3.20 $16.62 $34,570
Texas 1,690 0.14 0.62 $15.05 $31,300




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)
Mississippi 3,460 3.09 13.55 $16.19 $33,670
North Carolina 6,700 1.56 6.84 $18.06 $37,570
Indiana 2,200 0.73 3.20 $16.62 $34,570
Tennessee 930 0.32 1.40 $13.09 $27,230
Missouri 880 0.31 1.38 $15.67 $32,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 70 0.08 0.33 $26.77 $55,680
Washington 320 0.10 0.44 $21.41 $44,530
Connecticut 140 0.08 0.36 $20.88 $43,430
New York 1,220 0.13 0.58 $19.62 $40,820
New Jersey 360 0.09 0.39 $19.55 $40,670



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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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 3,670 23.85 104.61 $19.88 $41,350
Greensboro-High Point, NC 2,020 5.57 24.41 $16.27 $33,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.31 1.37 $17.25 $35,880
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.12 0.53 $19.97 $41,540
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 740 5.82 25.54 $14.65 $30,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 0.86 $14.92 $31,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 470 0.18 0.79 $14.83 $30,840
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.48 2.11 $12.48 $25,970
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.26 1.14 $15.85 $32,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 0.66 $15.23 $31,680


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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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 3,670 23.85 104.61 $19.88 $41,350
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 740 5.82 25.54 $14.65 $30,480
Greensboro-High Point, NC 2,020 5.57 24.41 $16.27 $33,840
Morristown, TN 90 2.15 9.42 $14.13 $29,400
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.85 3.73 $16.40 $34,120
Cleveland, TN 40 0.85 3.72 $12.93 $26,890
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.58 2.52 $17.24 $35,870
Ocala, FL 50 0.51 2.23 $11.82 $24,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.48 2.11 $12.48 $25,970
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 70 0.47 2.08 $15.78 $32,830


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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)
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.93 $56,000
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.11 0.48 $24.83 $51,650
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.23 $24.74 $51,470
Lincoln, NE 30 0.20 0.86 $24.73 $51,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 0.41 $23.24 $48,330
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.57 $22.88 $47,590
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 1.05 $22.32 $46,420
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 220 0.21 0.93 $21.29 $44,280
Lancaster, PA 50 0.20 0.87 $20.57 $42,780
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 0.27 $20.35 $42,320

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,230 13.97 61.27 $16.48 $34,270
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.17 5.15 $15.39 $32,010
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 2.11 $12.10 $25,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 2.51 $14.95 $31,100
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.93 4.06 $13.63 $28,360

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,230 13.97 61.27 $16.48 $34,270
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.17 5.15 $15.39 $32,010
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.10 4.84 $21.94 $45,640
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.93 4.06 $13.63 $28,360
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 2.51 $14.95 $31,100

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)
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.10 4.84 $21.94 $45,640
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.01 $41,620
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.19 $37,840
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.79 $34,920
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 1.47 $16.67 $34,680


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.

(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 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