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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Excludes “Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders” (51-7040).


National estimates for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Industry profile for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Geographic profile for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

National estimates for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
93,070 1.8 % $ 19.27 $ 40,070 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.56 $ 14.46 $ 18.05 $ 22.67 $ 28.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,200 $ 30,070 $ 37,540 $ 47,160 $ 58,250


Industry profile for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 64,870 19.59 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 8,070 3.45 $ 18.44 $ 38,350
Building Finishing Contractors 7,250 0.90 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,110 1.99 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,490 0.12 $ 16.86 $ 35,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 64,870 19.59 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 8,070 3.45 $ 18.44 $ 38,350
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,110 1.99 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
Other Support Activities for Transportation 340 1.01 $ 17.71 $ 36,830
Building Finishing Contractors 7,250 0.90 $ 20.32 $ 42,260

Top paying industries for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 28.51 $ 59,300
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 200 0.01 $ 27.99 $ 58,210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Warehousing and Storage 110 0.01 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $ 24.46 $ 50,870


Geographic profile for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

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



Map of employment of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,700 0.59 0.89 $ 21.67 $ 45,070
Texas 8,780 0.72 1.09 $ 16.22 $ 33,740
Indiana 6,730 2.26 3.42 $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Pennsylvania 4,990 0.89 1.35 $ 20.74 $ 43,130
Florida 4,120 0.48 0.73 $ 18.71 $ 38,920


Map of location quotient of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 6,730 2.26 3.42 $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Idaho 1,210 1.60 2.42 $ 18.86 $ 39,240
South Dakota 650 1.55 2.35 $ 16.50 $ 34,310
Oregon 2,790 1.53 2.32 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
Maine 800 1.36 2.05 $ 19.68 $ 40,940


Map of annual mean wages of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,480 0.44 0.66 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Hawaii 140 0.26 0.40 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Connecticut 630 0.40 0.61 $ 23.60 $ 49,080
New Jersey 1,030 0.27 0.40 $ 23.26 $ 48,380
Rhode Island 230 0.50 0.76 $ 21.72 $ 45,180



Map of employment of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,470 0.61 0.92 $ 21.39 $ 44,480
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 3,460 25.85 39.14 $ 22.26 $ 46,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,240 0.37 0.57 $ 22.92 $ 47,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,200 0.89 1.35 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,690 0.65 0.99 $ 18.97 $ 39,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,520 0.72 1.08 $ 18.85 $ 39,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,500 0.82 1.25 $ 20.60 $ 42,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,410 1.25 1.90 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.47 0.71 $ 17.21 $ 35,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,290 0.84 1.28 $ 19.96 $ 41,510


Map of location quotient of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 3,460 25.85 39.14 $ 22.26 $ 46,300
Grants Pass, OR 220 7.65 11.58 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
Lancaster, PA 770 3.27 4.95 $ 20.73 $ 43,130
Lebanon, PA 150 3.10 4.69 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
St. Cloud, MN 300 3.07 4.64 $ 19.05 $ 39,620
St. George, UT 210 2.73 4.13 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Joplin, MO 200 2.66 4.03 $ 16.46 $ 34,230
Reading, PA 420 2.58 3.90 $ 20.28 $ 42,180
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 200 2.41 3.65 $ 19.52 $ 40,610
Sioux Falls, SD 370 2.40 3.64 $ 17.05 $ 35,470


Map of annual mean wages of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Barnstable Town, MA 100 1.03 1.55 $ 27.03 $ 56,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.39 0.59 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.40 0.61 $ 25.99 $ 54,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 840 0.33 0.49 $ 25.61 $ 53,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,050 0.47 0.71 $ 25.28 $ 52,570
New Bedford, MA 40 0.62 0.95 $ 24.89 $ 51,760
Leominster-Gardner, MA 110 2.33 3.53 $ 24.79 $ 51,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,150 0.43 0.66 $ 24.75 $ 51,490
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.20 0.31 $ 24.59 $ 51,140
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.57 0.86 $ 24.48 $ 50,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,230 4.63 7.01 $ 13.85 $ 28,810
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,190 3.80 5.75 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 990 5.38 8.14 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 950 6.00 9.09 $ 16.00 $ 33,270
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 870 3.91 5.91 $ 15.15 $ 31,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 490 7.48 11.32 $ 14.81 $ 30,790
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 950 6.00 9.09 $ 16.00 $ 33,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 990 5.38 8.14 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 670 4.73 7.16 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,230 4.63 7.01 $ 13.85 $ 28,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 1.41 2.13 $ 28.81 $ 59,920
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 0.72 $ 28.30 $ 58,870
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 1.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 1.11 1.68 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.66 $ 47,130


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022