Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
14,470 3.5 % $14.49 $30,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $11.09 $13.69 $17.05 $20.88
Annual Wage (2) $19,320 $23,080 $28,470 $35,470 $43,430


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 6,960 3.14 $14.14 $29,400
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,260 3.18 $14.28 $29,700
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,970 1.96 $14.64 $30,450
Furniture Stores 990 0.46 $15.63 $32,520
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 820 0.41 $14.21 $29,550

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 2,260 3.18 $14.28 $29,700
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 6,960 3.14 $14.14 $29,400
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,970 1.96 $14.64 $30,450
Furniture Stores 990 0.46 $15.63 $32,520
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 820 0.41 $14.21 $29,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 160 0.02 $17.35 $36,090
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $16.78 $34,900
Building Finishing Contractors 190 0.03 $16.70 $34,730
Furniture Stores 990 0.46 $15.63 $32,520
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.24 $15.63 $32,510


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 1,760 0.45 4.09 $13.75 $28,590
Indiana 1,170 0.41 3.76 $13.13 $27,310
New York 1,150 0.13 1.22 $15.88 $33,020
California 900 0.06 0.56 $14.58 $30,320
Pennsylvania 840 0.15 1.36 $16.05 $33,390




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 310 1.03 9.44 $13.51 $28,100
North Carolina 1,760 0.45 4.09 $13.75 $28,590
Indiana 1,170 0.41 3.76 $13.13 $27,310
Maine 200 0.34 3.12 $14.62 $30,400
Oregon 290 0.18 1.63 $12.27 $25,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 50 0.06 0.53 $19.01 $39,550
Washington 290 0.10 0.95 $18.89 $39,290
Connecticut 120 0.07 0.66 $17.28 $35,930
Massachusetts 180 0.06 0.51 $16.90 $35,160
Utah 180 0.15 1.36 $16.71 $34,750





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 850 5.91 54.17 $13.88 $28,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.97 $13.76 $28,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 1.00 $16.51 $34,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.70 $17.88 $37,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 2.03 $14.85 $30,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 310 0.24 2.20 $16.35 $34,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.12 1.11 $12.93 $26,890
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 1.95 17.88 $13.69 $28,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.17 1.53 $16.46 $34,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 1.11 $19.03 $39,580




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 850 5.91 54.17 $13.88 $28,880
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 1.95 17.88 $13.69 $28,480
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 100 0.95 8.73 $12.72 $26,450
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 30 0.72 6.63 $13.88 $28,870
Lebanon, PA 30 0.67 6.12 $14.91 $31,020
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 40 0.42 3.89 $16.43 $34,170
Lancaster, PA 80 0.37 3.41 $17.15 $35,670
Fort Wayne, IN 60 0.32 2.90 $12.04 $25,030
Lynchburg, VA 30 0.31 2.84 $11.95 $24,850
Tucson, AZ 110 0.30 2.75 $11.78 $24,510




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) $24.93 $51,860
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.36 $21.29 $44,290
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $20.91 $43,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 1.11 $19.03 $39,580
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.05 0.49 $19.00 $39,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.41 $18.79 $39,070
Salt Lake City, UT 110 0.17 1.53 $18.34 $38,140
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.56 $17.92 $37,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.70 $17.88 $37,190
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 0.39 $17.32 $36,030

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 480 2.98 27.30 $12.71 $26,430
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.04 9.56 $15.50 $32,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.02 9.31 $13.98 $29,080
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.69 6.29 $12.99 $27,010
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 130 1.37 12.52 $10.75 $22,350

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 480 2.98 27.30 $12.71 $26,430
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 130 1.37 12.52 $10.75 $22,350
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.04 9.56 $15.50 $32,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.02 9.31 $13.98 $29,080
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.69 6.29 $12.99 $27,010

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.18 $37,810
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 4.58 $16.67 $34,660
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.04 9.56 $15.50 $32,240
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.14 $31,480
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 3.61 $15.10 $31,410


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014