Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
126,350 1.7 % $12.56 $26,120 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.82 $9.45 $11.81 $14.98 $18.49
Annual Wage (2) $16,260 $19,650 $24,550 $31,160 $38,460

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. 70,940 $12.15 $25,260 1 34
Other wood product manufacturing 16,380 $12.09 $25,150 2 35
Office furniture and fixtures manufacturing 12,800 $13.96 $29,030 3 16
Building finishing contractors 3,860 $14.66 $30,480 4 12
Building material and supplies dealers 2,780 $12.26 $25,510 5 32

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 310 $21.14 $43,980 20 1
Local government (OES designation) (6) $19.54 $40,650 (6) 2
Museums, historical sites, zoos, and parks 30 $17.35 $36,080 39 3
Residential building construction 860 $16.24 $33,780 10 4
Automotive repair and maintenance (6) $15.72 $32,700 (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
West Virginia 1,770 $10.93 $22,730 0.260% 475
Utah 2,460 $11.62 $24,180 0.236% 495
Idaho 1,190 $10.87 $22,600 0.211% 459
Alabama 3,750 $10.69 $22,240 0.206% 540
Montana 770 $12.31 $25,600 0.195% 386

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 1,580 $16.04 $33,350 0.096% 413
Hawaii 190 $15.77 $32,810 0.034% 308
New Jersey 2,470 $15.34 $31,900 0.064% 474
Maryland 880 $15.17 $31,550 0.036% 434
Massachusetts 1,940 $15.08 $31,370 0.061% 491

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 1,670 $12.04 $25,040 1.021%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 670 $14.18 $29,490 0.580%
Missoula, MT MSA 190 $10.36 $21,550 0.363%
Provo-Orem, UT MSA 510 $11.65 $24,240 0.355%
Jamestown, NY MSA 190 $11.19 $23,270 0.351%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 130 $18.66 $38,820 0.051%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 60 $18.54 $38,560 0.030%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 80 $18.13 $37,710 0.033%
Trenton, NJ PMSA (6) $17.83 $37,080 (6)
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 250 $17.56 $36,520 0.135%

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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) 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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