Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
78,140 1.6 % $15.84 $32,940 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.58 $11.88 $14.90 $18.56 $23.18
Annual Wage (2) $19,930 $24,720 $30,980 $38,610 $48,220


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 42,350 19.52 $15.63 $32,510
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,250 13.48 $16.76 $34,860
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 8,390 4.35 $14.47 $30,100
Building Finishing Contractors 4,750 0.76 $16.10 $33,490
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,750 0.17 $15.81 $32,880

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 42,350 19.52 $15.63 $32,510
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,250 13.48 $16.76 $34,860
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 8,390 4.35 $14.47 $30,100
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 720 1.16 $14.08 $29,280
Building Finishing Contractors 4,750 0.76 $16.10 $33,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.70 $53,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $24.05 $50,020
Building Equipment Contractors 40 (7) $23.34 $48,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $22.89 $47,610
Residential Building Construction 630 0.11 $19.94 $41,480


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 7,780 0.54 0.91 $17.34 $36,060
Texas 6,890 0.65 1.09 $13.26 $27,590
Pennsylvania 4,600 0.82 1.37 $16.84 $35,020
Florida 3,550 0.49 0.81 $15.08 $31,370
New York 3,550 0.42 0.69 $17.52 $36,450




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)
Montana 870 2.01 3.35 $14.77 $30,730
South Dakota 540 1.35 2.25 $13.26 $27,570
Oregon 2,030 1.26 2.10 $15.49 $32,230
Utah 1,470 1.22 2.04 $15.57 $32,390
Idaho 710 1.19 1.98 $13.64 $28,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.27 0.46 $22.25 $46,280
Massachusetts 1,710 0.53 0.89 $20.75 $43,150
Connecticut 1,070 0.66 1.10 $20.00 $41,600
Maryland 860 0.34 0.57 $19.57 $40,710
Nevada 360 0.32 0.53 $19.29 $40,120





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.90 1.51 $13.82 $28,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.47 0.78 $19.34 $40,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.33 0.54 $17.87 $37,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,260 0.72 1.20 $18.22 $37,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.50 0.83 $15.31 $31,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.62 1.03 $17.63 $36,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.28 0.47 $18.41 $38,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,010 1.01 1.68 $16.47 $34,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 840 0.73 1.21 $14.76 $30,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 840 0.98 1.63 $12.99 $27,020




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 730 6.74 11.24 $17.53 $36,450
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 240 2.66 4.43 $14.09 $29,300
Billings, MT 210 2.57 4.29 $15.13 $31,470
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.37 3.96 $14.23 $29,590
Idaho Falls, ID 110 2.32 3.87 $13.02 $27,080
Greensboro-High Point, NC 790 2.31 3.85 $12.82 $26,660
Lebanon, PA 110 2.29 3.81 $15.00 $31,190
St. George, UT 110 2.26 3.76 $14.96 $31,110
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.24 3.74 $10.52 $21,890
Lancaster, PA 490 2.20 3.68 $17.93 $37,280