Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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. Exclude "Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7041 through 51-7042) who specialize in one or a limited number of machine phases.

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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)
125,220 1.7 % $12.32 $25,630 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.70 $9.26 $11.54 $14.66 $18.11
Annual Wage (2) $16,020 $19,260 $24,000 $30,490 $37,660

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Household and institutional furniture mfg. 68,210 $11.85 $24,650 1 40
Other wood product manufacturing 16,260 $11.99 $24,940 2 37
Office furniture and fixtures manufacturing 13,310 $13.65 $28,390 3 19
Building finishing contractors 4,600 $14.34 $29,830 4 14
Plywood and engineered wood product mfg. 2,730 $10.43 $21,690 5 51

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 60 $21.36 $44,430 41 1
Federal government (OES designation) 310 $20.98 $43,640 19 2
Specialized design services 60 $17.70 $36,820 42 3
General medical and surgical hospitals 40 $16.79 $34,930 47 4
Support activities for air transportation (6) $16.44 $34,200 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Utah 2,790 $11.34 $23,580 0.267% 465
West Virginia 1,680 $10.64 $22,140 0.246% 444
Indiana 4,940 $12.85 $26,720 0.173% 470
Idaho 980 $10.74 $22,340 0.173% 408
Oregon 2,620 $12.67 $26,360 0.169% 457

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 170 $16.68 $34,690 0.031% 267
Connecticut 1,640 $16.03 $33,340 0.100% 377
Massachusetts 1,900 $15.07 $31,340 0.059% 450
New Jersey 2,490 $15.03 $31,260 0.065% 458
Maryland 980 $14.80 $30,790 0.040% 404

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 1,640 $11.76 $24,460 1.001%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 720 $14.95 $31,090 0.627%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 830 $11.35 $23,610 0.574%
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 610 $12.71 $26,440 0.440%
Jamestown, NY MSA 220 $10.80 $22,470 0.400%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 130 $19.93 $41,460 0.065%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 70 $18.09 $37,630 0.034%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 240 $18.07 $37,590 0.130%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 30 $18.02 $37,480 0.041%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 70 $16.98 $35,310 0.029%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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