Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
93,650 1.9 % $16.34 $33,980 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.88 $12.20 $15.52 $19.24 $24.01
Annual Wage (2) $20,550 $25,380 $32,270 $40,020 $49,940


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 50,190 21.22 $15.91 $33,090
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 16,100 15.42 $17.71 $36,850
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,470 4.88 $15.54 $32,330
Building Finishing Contractors 5,250 0.72 $17.57 $36,550
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,790 0.16 $14.95 $31,100

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 50,190 21.22 $15.91 $33,090
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 16,100 15.42 $17.71 $36,850
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 10,470 4.88 $15.54 $32,330
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 690 0.94 $13.07 $27,190
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 610 0.82 $15.82 $32,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 50 0.02 $25.43 $52,890
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $25.32 $52,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $23.69 $49,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 210 0.04 $22.81 $47,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $22.47 $46,730


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 9,650 0.62 0.92 $17.00 $35,350
Texas 8,910 0.77 1.13 $13.66 $28,420
Indiana 4,660 1.58 2.33 $16.54 $34,400
Pennsylvania 4,510 0.79 1.16 $17.80 $37,020
Ohio 4,420 0.84 1.23 $15.86 $32,980



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)
South Dakota 910 2.21 3.26 $14.41 $29,960
Indiana 4,660 1.58 2.33 $16.54 $34,400
Montana 660 1.49 2.19 $15.23 $31,680
Vermont 450 1.47 2.17 $17.65 $36,720
Utah 1,860 1.40 2.07 $15.77 $32,800



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 140 0.20 0.29 $22.58 $46,960
New Jersey 2,090 0.53 0.79 $21.33 $44,370
Connecticut 870 0.52 0.77 $21.33 $44,370
Illinois 2,190 0.37 0.55 $20.07 $41,750
Hawaii 230 0.37 0.54 $20.02 $41,630




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.37 0.55 $19.69 $40,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.57 0.83 $17.76 $36,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.94 1.39 $13.53 $28,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,640 0.87 1.28 $13.23 $27,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,490 0.60 0.88 $15.66 $32,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,390 0.74 1.09 $19.99 $41,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,340 1.03 1.51 $13.20 $27,450
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,270 10.24 15.08 $18.43 $38,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.35 0.51 $21.55 $44,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,180 0.40 0.59 $14.11 $29,350