Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
121,380 1.7 % $12.90 $26,830 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.00 $9.69 $12.16 $15.51 $19.28
Annual Wage (2) $16,640 $20,160 $25,290 $32,260 $40,090

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Household and institutional furniture mfg. 68,800 $12.54 $26,080
Other wood product manufacturing 15,740 $12.55 $26,100
Office furniture and fixtures manufacturing 12,610 $14.02 $29,170
Building material and supplies dealers 4,320 $12.47 $25,930
Building finishing contractors 3,120 $15.08 $31,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 280 $21.95 $45,650
Local government (OES designation) 120 $20.50 $42,640
Elementary and secondary schools 70 $16.34 $34,000
Automotive repair and maintenance (7) $16.24 $33,770
Residential building construction 1,200 $15.78 $32,820

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
Utah 2,170 $10.99 $22,850 0.205%
Arkansas 2,060 $11.77 $24,470 0.183%
South Dakota 670 $10.90 $22,680 0.182%
Idaho 970 $11.44 $23,790 0.169%
Oregon 2,620 $12.36 $25,710 0.168%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 160 $16.89 $35,120 0.028%
Connecticut 1,300 $16.38 $34,070 0.080%
Nevada 640 $15.97 $33,220 0.057%
Massachusetts 2,040 $15.84 $32,940 0.065%
New York 4,580 $15.46 $32,150 0.056%

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 1,580 $12.12 $25,210 0.981%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 610 $15.20 $31,610 0.496%
Jamestown, NY MSA 250 $10.43 $21,690 0.464%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 450 $11.07 $23,020 0.382%
Ocala, FL MSA 320 $10.21 $21,230 0.367%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 410 $19.51 $40,580 0.043%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 100 $19.14 $39,810 0.050%
Oakland, CA PMSA 690 $19.03 $39,580 0.069%
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 80 $18.86 $39,220 0.031%
Reno, NV MSA 230 $18.72 $38,930 0.114%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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