Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
88,170 1.8 % $16.11 $33,500 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.68 $11.98 $15.18 $18.87 $23.86
Annual Wage (2) $20,130 $24,910 $31,580 $39,240 $49,630


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 47,520 20.63 $16.01 $33,290
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,570 13.32 $17.21 $35,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,290 4.96 $14.74 $30,650
Building Finishing Contractors 5,590 0.80 $16.36 $34,030
Employment Services 1,710 0.05 $13.48 $28,030

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 47,520 20.63 $16.01 $33,290
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 13,570 13.32 $17.21 $35,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,290 4.96 $14.74 $30,650
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 990 1.40 $12.28 $25,530
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 650 0.89 $15.87 $33,010

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) 190 0.01 $26.06 $54,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $24.35 $50,640
Other Support Services 50 0.02 $24.13 $50,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $22.91 $47,650
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $22.01 $45,770


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 8,940 0.59 0.91 $17.61 $36,630
Texas 8,780 0.78 1.20 $13.21 $27,470
Indiana 5,260 1.81 2.77 $16.32 $33,940
Pennsylvania 4,540 0.80 1.23 $17.63 $36,680
Florida 3,810 0.50 0.76 $14.97 $31,140



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 5,260 1.81 2.77 $16.32 $33,940
South Dakota 680 1.67 2.56 $13.37 $27,810
Montana 740 1.67 2.56 $15.93 $33,130
Vermont 430 1.43 2.19 $16.96 $35,270
Utah 1,790 1.40 2.14 $14.85 $30,880



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.15 $22.81 $47,440
Connecticut 630 0.38 0.59 $21.69 $45,120
Illinois 2,130 0.37 0.57 $20.63 $42,910
Delaware 130 0.31 0.48 $19.73 $41,050
New Jersey 2,160 0.56 0.86 $19.60 $40,760




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 2,410 1.07 1.65 $13.55 $28,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.55 0.84 $19.80 $41,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.38 0.58 $19.09 $39,710
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,810 15.13 23.18 $18.06 $37,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,730 0.95 1.45 $12.37 $25,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,410 1.13 1.73 $14.23 $29,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.37 0.57 $21.30 $44,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,350 0.57 0.87 $15.54 $32,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,300 0.71 1.09 $18.43 $38,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,140 0.40 0.61 $13.41 $27,900



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 1,810 15.13 23.18 $18.06 $37,570
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 170 3.80 5.83 $12.51 $26,010
St. George, UT 160 3.11 4.77 $14.47 $30,090
Carson City, NV 70 2.65 4.06 $16.75 $34,850
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 370 2.55 3.90 $14.64 $30,440
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 350 2.54 3.90 $14.70 $30,570
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 120 2.53 3.87 $16.44 $34,190
Sioux Falls, SD 360 2.48 3.79 $14.00 $29,130
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 120 2.47 3.79 $15.68 $32,610
Billings, MT 200 2.43 3.72 $15.99 $33,270