Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-7021 Furniture Finishers

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.


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)
17,530 3.1 % $15.95 $33,170 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.35 $12.38 $15.05 $18.62 $23.37
Annual Wage (2) $21,530 $25,760 $31,300 $38,720 $48,610


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) 11,210 3.17 $15.49 $32,230
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,510 3.25 $16.62 $34,570
Furniture Stores 1,150 0.52 $16.61 $34,550
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 840 0.37 $16.23 $33,770
Warehousing and Storage 430 0.04 $18.48 $38,440

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 2,510 3.25 $16.62 $34,570
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 11,210 3.17 $15.49 $32,230
Furniture Stores 1,150 0.52 $16.61 $34,550
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 840 0.37 $16.23 $33,770
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 210 0.05 $18.67 $38,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $19.90 $41,400
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 210 0.05 $18.67 $38,840
Warehousing and Storage 430 0.04 $18.48 $38,440
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $18.36 $38,190
Building Finishing Contractors 110 0.01 $18.12 $37,690


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)
Texas 1,450 0.12 0.99 $14.39 $29,940
California 1,410 0.08 0.69 $16.93 $35,210
Indiana 1,300 0.43 3.50 $14.61 $30,390
Pennsylvania 1,290 0.22 1.81 $16.56 $34,450
North Carolina 1,170 0.27 2.20 $13.58 $28,250




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 1,300 0.43 3.50 $14.61 $30,390
Iowa 430 0.28 2.27 $15.05 $31,310
North Carolina 1,170 0.27 2.20 $13.58 $28,250
Alabama 480 0.25 2.04 $13.83 $28,760
Pennsylvania 1,290 0.22 1.81 $16.56 $34,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 210 0.13 1.06 $21.39 $44,500
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.56 $20.12 $41,850
New Jersey 350 0.09 0.72 $18.96 $39,450
Massachusetts 160 0.04 0.36 $18.96 $39,430
Washington 530 0.17 1.35 $18.92 $39,360



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.16 1.34 $15.13 $31,460
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 2.91 23.67 $14.40 $29,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.16 1.32 $14.46 $30,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.20 1.64 $19.03 $39,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.06 0.47 $20.36 $42,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 360 0.12 1.00 $14.84 $30,860
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 350 2.72 22.09 $15.23 $31,690
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 330 0.60 4.84 $16.53 $34,390
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 290 0.22 1.81 $17.56 $36,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.22 1.78 $14.41 $29,980


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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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 450 2.91 23.67 $14.40 $29,940
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 350 2.72 22.09 $15.23 $31,690
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 110 1.27 10.35 $14.35 $29,860
Lancaster, PA 210 0.85 6.94 $16.50 $34,310
Greensboro-High Point, NC 270 0.75 6.08 $12.76 $26,540
Green Bay, WI 120 0.70 5.66 $14.79 $30,760
Lebanon, PA 30 0.62 5.08 $17.93 $37,290
Wichita, KS 180 0.61 4.95 $14.60 $30,370
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 330 0.60 4.84 $16.53 $34,390
Auburn-Opelika, AL 30 0.55 4.48 $14.24 $29,630


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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)
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.82 $47,460
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.18 $22.40 $46,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.98 $45,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.21 $21.78 $45,310
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.60 $20.82 $43,300
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.06 0.47 $20.36 $42,350
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.32 $42,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.12 0.99 $19.60 $40,760
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 1.48 $19.42 $40,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.44 $19.39 $40,330

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.03 24.62 $14.26 $29,660
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 370 1.11 9.04 $12.46 $25,920
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.61 13.07 $16.04 $33,360
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.42 $15.97 $33,220
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 5.26 $15.64 $32,540

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.03 24.62 $14.26 $29,660
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.61 13.07 $16.04 $33,360
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.17 9.52 $13.69 $28,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 370 1.11 9.04 $12.46 $25,920
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 7.49 $11.43 $23,780

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.39 $22.31 $46,400
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.34 $18.00 $37,450
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.72 $34,780
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.61 13.07 $16.04 $33,360
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.42 $15.97 $33,220


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.

(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 30, 2018