Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
15,320 3.5 % $14.74 $30,660 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $11.41 $13.85 $17.24 $21.28
Annual Wage (2) $19,850 $23,730 $28,810 $35,860 $44,260


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 7,300 3.17 $14.13 $29,400
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,440 3.30 $14.97 $31,140
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 2,280 2.24 $14.93 $31,060
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 950 0.46 $15.53 $32,300
Furniture Stores 900 0.42 $16.01 $33,310

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 2,440 3.30 $14.97 $31,140
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 7,300 3.17 $14.13 $29,400
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 2,280 2.24 $14.93 $31,060
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 950 0.46 $15.53 $32,300
Furniture Stores 900 0.42 $16.01 $33,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 180 0.02 $18.37 $38,210
Building Finishing Contractors 180 0.03 $16.55 $34,420
Used Merchandise Stores 90 0.06 $16.31 $33,930
Furniture Stores 900 0.42 $16.01 $33,310
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 950 0.46 $15.53 $32,300


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)
North Carolina 1,770 0.44 3.87 $13.46 $28,000
California 1,260 0.08 0.74 $14.97 $31,140
Indiana 1,190 0.41 3.60 $13.45 $27,980
New York 1,150 0.13 1.15 $15.83 $32,930
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 1.60 $16.48 $34,270



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 320 1.07 9.42 $13.68 $28,450
North Carolina 1,770 0.44 3.87 $13.46 $28,000
Indiana 1,190 0.41 3.60 $13.45 $27,980
Maine 130 0.22 1.97 $15.00 $31,200
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 1.60 $16.48 $34,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 60 0.07 0.58 $19.46 $40,480
Connecticut 190 0.12 1.02 $19.20 $39,930
Massachusetts 200 0.06 0.52 $18.85 $39,200
Washington 250 0.09 0.76 $18.20 $37,870
New Jersey 260 0.07 0.59 $17.08 $35,520




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 820 5.72 50.42 $14.04 $29,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 1.32 $14.08 $29,280
Greensboro-High Point, NC 460 1.31 11.53 $13.11 $27,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.07 0.64 $18.13 $37,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.78 $15.59 $32,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 0.84 $13.41 $27,890
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 230 0.17 1.52 $16.66 $34,660
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.18 1.60 $15.96 $33,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.12 1.03 $16.70 $34,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.14 1.21 $18.79 $39,090



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 820 5.72 50.42 $14.04 $29,210
Greensboro-High Point, NC 460 1.31 11.53 $13.11 $27,270
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 1.11 9.82 $13.28 $27,630
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 90 0.93 8.16 $13.14 $27,340
Lebanon, PA 40 0.90 7.93 $14.83 $30,840
Lancaster, PA 120 0.55 4.81 $16.46 $34,240
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.49 4.30 $14.23 $29,600
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.45 3.99 $12.63 $26,270
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.39 3.42 $9.07 $18,870
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 40 0.36 3.15 $17.03 $35,430



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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.23 $54,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.23 $23.50 $48,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.51 $21.57 $44,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.33 $19.72 $41,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.53 $40,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.14 1.21 $18.79 $39,090
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $18.63 $38,740
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.27 $37,990
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.38 $18.17 $37,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.07 0.64 $18.13 $37,710

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 570 3.52 31.06 $13.17 $27,390
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 380 1.58 13.92 $17.40 $36,200
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.06 9.37 $14.66 $30,490
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.03 9.12 $14.51 $30,190
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.17 10.36 $12.53 $26,060

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 570 3.52 31.06 $13.17 $27,390
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 380 1.58 13.92 $17.40 $36,200
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.42 12.51 $10.67 $22,200
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.17 10.36 $12.53 $26,060
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.06 9.37 $14.66 $30,490

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 380 1.58 13.92 $17.40 $36,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.66 $34,650
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 5.52 $16.30 $33,910
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.24 $31,700
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.99 $31,180


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015