Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
102,100 2.0 % $17.59 $36,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.98 $13.26 $16.70 $20.98 $26.03
Annual Wage (2) $22,830 $27,590 $34,740 $43,650 $54,140


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) 70,120 19.64 $17.46 $36,310
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,350 4.92 $16.59 $34,500
Building Finishing Contractors 7,300 0.90 $19.40 $40,350
Employment Services 1,950 0.05 $14.57 $30,300
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 1,640 1.01 $17.16 $35,690

Industries with the highest concentration 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) 70,120 19.64 $17.46 $36,310
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 11,350 4.92 $16.59 $34,500
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 1,640 1.01 $17.16 $35,690
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 780 0.98 $16.27 $33,850
Building Finishing Contractors 7,300 0.90 $19.40 $40,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $26.39 $54,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $25.19 $52,400
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $24.03 $49,990
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150 0.02 $23.49 $48,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $22.76 $47,330


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)
California 10,690 0.63 0.89 $18.04 $37,520
Texas 8,600 0.71 1.01 $15.31 $31,850
Florida 5,130 0.60 0.85 $17.99 $37,420
Indiana 5,090 1.67 2.37 $16.34 $33,990
Pennsylvania 4,620 0.79 1.12 $19.02 $39,560




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)
Indiana 5,090 1.67 2.37 $16.34 $33,990
Montana 710 1.54 2.18 $18.05 $37,540
Idaho 1,030 1.46 2.07 $17.08 $35,520
Alabama 2,810 1.44 2.05 $14.24 $29,610
South Dakota 600 1.42 2.02 $15.24 $31,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 230 0.36 0.51 $26.01 $54,100
Alaska 60 0.18 0.25 $22.25 $46,270
Connecticut 880 0.53 0.75 $22.22 $46,210
Massachusetts 2,000 0.56 0.79 $22.21 $46,200
Rhode Island 370 0.77 1.09 $21.82 $45,380





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,160 0.68 0.96 $17.81 $37,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,780 0.40 0.56 $22.18 $46,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,980 0.84 1.18 $15.39 $32,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,500 0.54 0.76 $19.39 $40,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,930 0.99 1.40 $20.03 $41,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,740 0.58 0.83 $14.95 $31,100
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,680 2.96 4.19 $18.06 $37,570
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,370 0.93 1.31 $17.71 $36,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,330 0.89 1.26 $14.72 $30,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,320 1.11 1.57 $17.99 $37,410