Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
17,370 3.2 % $15.54 $32,330 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $12.01 $14.69 $18.30 $23.02
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $24,970 $30,550 $38,070 $47,890


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 8,340 3.41 $14.92 $31,030
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,660 3.49 $16.03 $33,340
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 2,210 2.06 $15.98 $33,230
Furniture Stores 1,210 0.54 $16.62 $34,570
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 910 0.41 $15.73 $32,720

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 2,660 3.49 $16.03 $33,340
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 8,340 3.41 $14.92 $31,030
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 2,210 2.06 $15.98 $33,230
Furniture Stores 1,210 0.54 $16.62 $34,570
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 910 0.41 $15.73 $32,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Used Merchandise Stores 220 0.13 $19.29 $40,130
Warehousing and Storage 390 0.04 $18.64 $38,760
Building Finishing Contractors 90 0.01 $18.09 $37,630
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $17.74 $36,900
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $16.99 $35,340


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)
Indiana 1,520 0.51 4.09 $14.21 $29,560
California 1,490 0.09 0.75 $15.81 $32,890
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.24 1.98 $16.48 $34,280
Texas 1,220 0.10 0.84 $13.50 $28,080
North Carolina 1,140 0.27 2.18 $13.51 $28,090




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)
Vermont 160 0.53 4.26 $13.94 $28,990
Indiana 1,520 0.51 4.09 $14.21 $29,560
Iowa 420 0.28 2.23 $14.62 $30,410
North Carolina 1,140 0.27 2.18 $13.51 $28,090
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.24 1.98 $16.48 $34,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 180 0.11 0.87 $22.17 $46,110
Massachusetts 180 0.05 0.42 $22.04 $45,840
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.57 $22.02 $45,800
New Jersey 330 0.08 0.67 $19.21 $39,960
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $18.33 $38,120





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 770 0.18 1.47 $14.42 $30,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 490 0.17 1.35 $13.67 $28,440
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 460 3.10 25.07 $14.36 $29,870
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.06 0.49 $18.93 $39,380
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 2.93 23.68 $14.54 $30,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 320 0.58 4.69 $15.99 $33,260
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 300 0.23 1.89 $13.59 $28,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 0.95 $13.27 $27,600
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 280 0.22 1.78 $16.87 $35,100
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.78 6.27 $11.77 $24,480




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 460 3.10 25.07 $14.36 $29,870
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 2.93 23.68 $14.54 $30,240
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 110 1.23 9.96 $13.75 $28,600
Lebanon, PA 50 1.09 8.78 $16.54 $34,400
Lancaster, PA 180 0.78 6.30 $15.96 $33,190
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.78 6.27 $11.77 $24,480
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 50 0.67 5.42 $15.77 $32,810
Auburn-Opelika, AL 30 0.65 5.23 $14.71 $30,600
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 320 0.58 4.69 $15.99 $33,260
Greeley, CO 50 0.52 4.20 $19.34 $40,220




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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.82 $24.47 $50,900
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 0.37 $24.00 $49,920
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.41 $23.31 $48,490
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.23 $21.40 $44,510
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $21.34 $44,390
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.29 2.34 $20.16 $41,930
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.13 $41,870
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 1.02 $19.48 $40,530
Greeley, CO 50 0.52 4.20 $19.34 $40,220
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,210

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 670 3.58 28.94 $13.73 $28,560
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 510 1.53 12.38 $11.91 $24,770
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 15.65 $17.65 $36,710
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.36 $15.92 $33,120
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.60 4.82 $16.19 $33,670

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 670 3.58 28.94 $13.73 $28,560
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 15.65 $17.65 $36,710
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 510 1.53 12.38 $11.91 $24,770
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.36 $15.92 $33,120
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.68 5.49 $15.91 $33,090

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 30 0.12 0.99 $23.98 $49,880
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 370 1.94 15.65 $17.65 $36,710
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.16 $17.63 $36,670
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.95 $35,250
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.60 4.82 $16.19 $33,670


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017