Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
97,980 1.8 % $16.73 $34,800 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.23 $12.46 $15.89 $19.88 $24.75
Annual Wage (2) $21,280 $25,910 $33,050 $41,350 $51,470


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 52,280 21.35 $16.33 $33,980
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 16,230 15.11 $18.06 $37,560
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,960 4.94 $15.61 $32,480
Building Finishing Contractors 6,230 0.81 $18.44 $38,350
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,920 0.17 $14.88 $30,940

Industries with the highest concentration 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 52,280 21.35 $16.33 $33,980
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 16,230 15.11 $18.06 $37,560
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,960 4.94 $15.61 $32,480
Building Finishing Contractors 6,230 0.81 $18.44 $38,350
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 580 0.77 $16.24 $33,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $28.29 $58,840
Other Support Services 50 0.02 $28.10 $58,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.67 $53,390
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $25.12 $52,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $24.71 $51,400


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 10,810 0.68 0.97 $17.28 $35,940
Texas 9,500 0.81 1.16 $13.94 $28,990
Pennsylvania 4,950 0.86 1.23 $18.62 $38,740
Florida 4,340 0.53 0.76 $16.17 $33,620
Ohio 4,240 0.79 1.14 $16.02 $33,330




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)
South Dakota 790 1.90 2.73 $15.23 $31,680
Utah 2,250 1.64 2.35 $16.50 $34,330
Montana 660 1.45 2.07 $16.31 $33,920
Idaho 960 1.45 2.08 $15.46 $32,160
Indiana 3,850 1.29 1.85 $16.24 $33,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 80 0.11 0.15 $25.30 $52,620
New Jersey 2,240 0.57 0.81 $22.66 $47,140
Connecticut 1,040 0.62 0.90 $21.54 $44,810
Alaska 90 0.28 0.40 $21.52 $44,750
Hawaii 170 0.27 0.39 $21.02 $43,720





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,880 0.68 0.98 $16.40 $34,100
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,860 0.43 0.62 $21.38 $44,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.02 1.47 $14.13 $29,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,800 0.61 0.88 $14.16 $29,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,540 0.80 1.15 $20.43 $42,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,410 1.04 1.49 $13.84 $28,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 0.52 $21.78 $45,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,240 0.64 0.92 $13.72 $28,530
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,190 1.02 1.46 $15.70 $32,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,170 1.03 1.48 $16.44 $34,190