Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
97,820 1.8 % $17.18 $35,740 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $12.90 $16.31 $20.54 $25.28
Annual Wage (2) $22,020 $26,830 $33,920 $42,710 $52,580


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) 67,980 19.22 $17.16 $35,680
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,310 4.57 $16.27 $33,840
Building Finishing Contractors 6,980 0.89 $18.65 $38,780
Employment Services 2,430 0.07 $12.61 $26,230
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,460 0.13 $16.99 $35,330

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) 67,980 19.22 $17.16 $35,680
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,310 4.57 $16.27 $33,840
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 740 0.96 $16.25 $33,810
Building Finishing Contractors 6,980 0.89 $18.65 $38,780
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 240 0.70 $17.43 $36,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 130 0.03 $26.40 $54,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $26.26 $54,610
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $25.90 $53,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $24.58 $51,130
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 50 0.01 $23.65 $49,200


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 10,650 0.64 0.93 $17.66 $36,730
Texas 8,420 0.71 1.03 $14.95 $31,100
Pennsylvania 4,650 0.80 1.17 $18.85 $39,210
Florida 4,580 0.54 0.79 $17.48 $36,350
Ohio 4,210 0.78 1.14 $16.17 $33,630




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 770 1.84 2.68 $15.38 $31,990
Utah 2,110 1.49 2.18 $17.28 $35,930
Idaho 980 1.43 2.09 $15.71 $32,690
Montana 620 1.35 1.96 $17.00 $35,360
Alabama 2,590 1.35 1.97 $14.08 $29,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 220 0.35 0.50 $25.37 $52,760
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.18 $21.94 $45,640
Massachusetts 1,580 0.45 0.65 $21.69 $45,120
Alaska 80 0.26 0.38 $21.56 $44,840
Connecticut 1,080 0.66 0.96 $21.35 $44,400



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.41 0.59 $21.18 $44,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,460 0.55 0.81 $17.23 $35,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.88 1.28 $15.26 $31,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,740 0.60 0.87 $15.14 $31,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,710 0.88 1.29 $20.25 $42,110
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.00 1.45 $18.09 $37,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.42 0.61 $20.29 $42,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,460 1.02 1.48 $14.38 $29,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,260 1.08 1.58 $17.05 $35,460
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,080 0.75 1.09 $17.69 $36,800


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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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,040 8.17 11.91 $18.22 $37,890
Topeka, KS 680 6.23 9.08 $10.64 $22,130
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 220 4.64 6.76 $13.97 $29,050
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 400 4.53 6.60 $15.03 $31,270
St. Cloud, MN 430 4.06 5.91 $18.43 $38,340
Lancaster, PA 840 3.48 5.08 $18.46 $38,390
St. George, UT 190 3.07 4.47 $18.43 $38,330
Sioux Falls, SD 410 2.70 3.93 $14.94 $31,080
Wausau, WI 180 2.63 3.84 $15.06 $31,320
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 390 2.56 3.72 $13.63 $28,340


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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)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.78 1.14 $28.07 $58,380
Urban Honolulu, HI 150 0.33 0.49 $25.62 $53,280
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.28 0.41 $25.52 $53,090
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (8) (8) (8) $25.37 $52,770
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 30 0.26 0.37 $24.54 $51,040
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 0.16 $24.00 $49,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 0.40 $23.97 $49,860
New Bedford, MA 40 0.58 0.85 $23.72 $49,330
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.58 0.84 $23.60 $49,100
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,820

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,630 4.92 7.17 $14.72 $30,630
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 810 4.28 6.23 $17.65 $36,710
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 790 5.48 7.99 $12.55 $26,100
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 2.63 3.83 $17.35 $36,090
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 540 2.86 4.16 $16.56 $34,430

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 440 6.72 9.80 $13.62 $28,330
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 790 5.48 7.99 $12.55 $26,100
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,630 4.92 7.17 $14.72 $30,630
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 810 4.28 6.23 $17.65 $36,710
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 540 2.86 4.16 $16.56 $34,430

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.57 $25.16 $52,340
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 1.55 $23.49 $48,870
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 0.95 1.38 $22.34 $46,460
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.85 1.25 $21.45 $44,620
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 1.21 $21.21 $44,110


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 3