Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
32,520 3.5 % $16.65 $34,640 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $12.52 $15.89 $19.55 $24.64
Annual Wage (2) $20,860 $26,030 $33,050 $40,670 $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)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,360 5.87 $16.84 $35,020
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,710 8.83 $15.97 $33,220
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,690 0.30 $17.34 $36,080
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,550 0.27 $15.41 $32,050
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,290 3.58 $17.15 $35,670

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 6,710 8.83 $15.97 $33,220
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 14,360 5.87 $16.84 $35,020
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 1,290 3.58 $17.15 $35,670
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,150 1.07 $16.44 $34,200
Textile Furnishings Mills 360 0.68 $17.39 $36,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $33.21 $69,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 390 0.08 $24.99 $51,980
Traveler Accommodation 70 (7) $22.36 $46,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $22.00 $45,750
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 80 0.03 $20.69 $43,040


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)
North Carolina 5,540 1.31 5.65 $18.08 $37,600
California 3,560 0.22 0.96 $17.12 $35,610
Mississippi 3,520 3.15 13.60 $16.28 $33,860
Texas 1,920 0.16 0.71 $14.76 $30,690
Indiana 1,920 0.64 2.77 $16.33 $33,970




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 3,520 3.15 13.60 $16.28 $33,860
North Carolina 5,540 1.31 5.65 $18.08 $37,600
Indiana 1,920 0.64 2.77 $16.33 $33,970
Arkansas 440 0.37 1.59 $15.20 $31,610
Tennessee 910 0.32 1.36 $13.50 $28,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $21.11 $43,910
New Hampshire 90 0.14 0.58 $20.87 $43,410
New Jersey 310 0.08 0.34 $19.51 $40,580
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.32 $19.33 $40,210
Washington 460 0.15 0.65 $19.09 $39,710





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 3,310 22.24 96.01 $19.56 $40,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.35 1.51 $16.60 $34,530
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,360 3.81 16.45 $16.20 $33,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.15 0.65 $19.10 $39,740
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 840 6.67 28.78 $15.43 $32,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 0.96 $18.21 $37,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.27 1.16 $14.20 $29,540
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.28 1.23 $16.12 $33,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 400 0.34 1.48 $16.20 $33,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 0.61 $14.02 $29,150




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 3,310 22.24 96.01 $19.56 $40,680
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 840 6.67 28.78 $15.43 $32,090
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,360 3.81 16.45 $16.20 $33,690
Savannah, GA 140 0.87 3.74 $24.73 $51,430
Morristown, TN 40 0.87 3.76 $18.68 $38,850
Cleveland, TN 40 0.86 3.70 $16.61 $34,550
Ocala, FL 70 0.71 3.08 $12.90 $26,820
Winston-Salem, NC 160 0.62 2.69 $17.08 $35,530
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 180 0.54 2.33 $19.03 $39,580
Salem, OR 80 0.50 2.17 $17.84 $37,110




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)
Savannah, GA 140 0.87 3.74 $24.73 $51,430
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 0.70 $24.67 $51,310
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 0.87 $21.45 $44,610
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 160 0.15 0.66 $21.42 $44,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,140
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 0.41 $20.89 $43,460
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 0.55 $20.31 $42,240
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.90 $41,400
Medford, OR (8) (8) (8) $19.87 $41,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 0.57 $19.84 $41,260

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 3,350 14.61 63.05 $16.52 $34,360
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 5.31 $16.69 $34,710
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.44 6.21 $16.29 $33,880
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.71 7.39 $16.02 $33,320
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.58 6.84 $12.37 $25,720

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 3,350 14.61 63.05 $16.52 $34,360
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.71 7.39 $16.02 $33,320
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.62 6.97 $21.00 $43,680
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.58 6.84 $12.37 $25,720
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.44 6.21 $16.29 $33,880

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 80 1.62 6.97 $21.00 $43,680
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 5.31 $16.69 $34,710
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,350 14.61 63.05 $16.52 $34,360
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.44 6.21 $16.29 $33,880
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.71 7.39 $16.02 $33,320


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.

(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 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