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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-6042 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.


National estimates for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
Industry profile for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
Geographic profile for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

National estimates for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,080 19.0 % $ 15.11 $ 31,430 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.01 $ 12.66 $ 14.72 $ 17.80 $ 20.13
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,810 $ 26,340 $ 30,630 $ 37,020 $ 41,880


Industry profile for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Top paying industries for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Footwear Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 15.16 $ 31,530


Geographic profile for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 340 0.59 20.11 $ 15.98 $ 33,230
Pennsylvania 180 0.03 1.13 $ 13.42 $ 27,920
Utah 50 0.03 1.16 $ 14.50 $ 30,160
New York 40 0.00 0.15 $ 15.13 $ 31,460




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 340 0.59 20.11 $ 15.98 $ 33,230
Utah 50 0.03 1.16 $ 14.50 $ 30,160
Pennsylvania 180 0.03 1.13 $ 13.42 $ 27,920
New York 40 0.00 0.15 $ 15.13 $ 31,460




Top paying states for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 16.56 $ 34,450
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $ 16.41 $ 34,130
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $ 16.25 $ 33,790
California (8) (8) (8) $ 16.18 $ 33,660
Maine 340 0.59 20.11 $ 15.98 $ 33,230





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.24 $ 14.80 $ 30,780




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.24 $ 14.80 $ 30,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 15.48 $ 32,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.24 $ 14.80 $ 30,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 280 1.52 51.97 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 280 1.52 51.97 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 16.61 $ 34,550


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021