Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.


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)
6,010 9.2 % $11.87 $24,690 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.03 $8.96 $11.06 $14.07 $17.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,710 $18,640 $23,000 $29,260 $35,750


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)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,920 2.81 $12.18 $25,340
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,340 12.44 $11.48 $23,880
Footwear Manufacturing 1,090 7.91 $12.70 $26,410
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 360 10.76 $11.06 $23,000
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 120 0.09 $12.34 $25,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,340 12.44 $11.48 $23,880
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 360 10.76 $11.06 $23,000
Footwear Manufacturing 1,090 7.91 $12.70 $26,410
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,920 2.81 $12.18 $25,340
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 60 0.47 $10.03 $20,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores (8) (8) $12.92 $26,880
Footwear Manufacturing 1,090 7.91 $12.70 $26,410
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 120 0.09 $12.34 $25,660
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,920 2.81 $12.18 $25,340
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $11.56 $24,050


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 1,390 0.14 2.92 $10.65 $22,140
California 590 0.04 0.89 $12.05 $25,070
New York 440 0.05 1.12 $12.93 $26,890
Minnesota 360 0.14 2.98 $15.64 $32,530
Florida 320 0.05 0.95 $10.58 $22,000




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)
Minnesota 360 0.14 2.98 $15.64 $32,530
Texas 1,390 0.14 2.92 $10.65 $22,140
Arkansas 90 0.08 1.69 $9.69 $20,160
Missouri 170 0.07 1.42 $12.08 $25,120
Connecticut 100 0.06 1.35 $10.42 $21,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $15.64 $32,530
Minnesota 360 0.14 2.98 $15.64 $32,530
Kansas 40 0.03 0.61 $15.51 $32,270
Virginia 140 0.04 0.85 $14.64 $30,460
Indiana 80 0.03 0.61 $14.45 $30,050

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 390 0.10 2.16 $11.79 $24,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.06 1.27 $12.48 $25,960
El Paso, TX 190 0.71 15.00 $9.36 $19,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.07 1.44 $11.59 $24,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.93 $13.83 $28,760
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.88 $12.49 $25,980
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 2.90 $11.35 $23,610
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 60 0.59 12.53 $12.08 $25,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.06 1.33 $13.19 $27,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.70 $15.07 $31,350




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)
El Paso, TX 190 0.71 15.00 $9.36 $19,480
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 60 0.59 12.53 $12.08 $25,120
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 0.20 4.13 $11.04 $22,970
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 2.90 $11.35 $23,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 2.16 $11.79 $24,520
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.88 $12.49 $25,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.07 1.44 $11.59 $24,100
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.06 1.33 $13.19 $27,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.06 1.27 $12.48 $25,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.93 $13.83 $28,760




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.70 $15.07 $31,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.93 $13.83 $28,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.06 1.33 $13.19 $27,440
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) $13.03 $27,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.88 $12.49 $25,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.06 1.27 $12.48 $25,960
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 60 0.59 12.53 $12.08 $25,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $12.01 $24,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $11.99 $24,940
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $11.87 $24,690

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 2.13 45.13 $10.74 $22,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.36 28.77 $17.70 $36,820
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 5.61 $11.38 $23,660
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 3.89 $13.24 $27,550

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 2.13 45.13 $10.74 $22,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.36 28.77 $17.70 $36,820
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 5.61 $11.38 $23,660
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 3.89 $13.24 $27,550

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 230 1.36 28.77 $17.70 $36,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 3.89 $13.24 $27,550
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 5.61 $11.38 $23,660
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 2.13 45.13 $10.74 $22,330
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.97 $20,740


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011