Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.


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)
5,360 5.7 % $12.35 $25,680 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.19 $9.12 $11.26 $14.64 $18.09
Annual Wage (2) $17,030 $18,970 $23,430 $30,450 $37,630


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)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,110 3.07 $12.20 $25,390
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,210 10.60 $12.16 $25,290
Footwear Manufacturing 970 7.10 $13.86 $28,830
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 350 9.99 $11.09 $23,060
Shoe Stores 300 0.16 $11.62 $24,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,210 10.60 $12.16 $25,290
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 350 9.99 $11.09 $23,060
Footwear Manufacturing 970 7.10 $13.86 $28,830
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,110 3.07 $12.20 $25,390
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 60 0.53 $10.05 $20,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Footwear Manufacturing 970 7.10 $13.86 $28,830
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores (8) (8) $13.51 $28,100
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,110 3.07 $12.20 $25,390
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,210 10.60 $12.16 $25,290
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores (8) (8) $12.14 $25,240


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)
Texas 950 0.09 2.21 $11.00 $22,880
California 560 0.04 0.96 $11.81 $24,550
Florida 470 0.07 1.57 $11.67 $24,280
Minnesota 390 0.15 3.64 $16.04 $33,370
New York 390 0.05 1.11 $12.45 $25,890




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)
Minnesota 390 0.15 3.64 $16.04 $33,370
Montana 50 0.13 3.00 $12.09 $25,150
Texas 950 0.09 2.21 $11.00 $22,880
Florida 470 0.07 1.57 $11.67 $24,280
Nevada 60 0.06 1.39 $10.18 $21,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 390 0.15 3.64 $16.04 $33,370
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $15.83 $32,920
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,100
Wisconsin 130 0.05 1.16 $14.74 $30,650
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $14.69 $30,560





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 1.27 $12.25 $25,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.68 $11.84 $24,620
El Paso, TX 190 0.70 16.84 $9.62 $20,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.08 1.87 $10.67 $22,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.06 1.33 $10.56 $21,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.05 1.09 $11.94 $24,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.07 1.62 $10.77 $22,390
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.12 2.76 $10.61 $22,060
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.28 6.73 $12.14 $25,250
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.52 12.45 $14.82 $30,820




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)
El Paso, TX 190 0.70 16.84 $9.62 $20,020
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.52 12.45 $14.82 $30,820
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.28 6.73 $12.14 $25,250
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.12 2.76 $10.61 $22,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.08 1.87 $10.67 $22,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.07 1.62 $10.77 $22,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.68 $11.84 $24,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.06 1.33 $10.56 $21,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 1.27 $12.25 $25,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.05 1.09 $11.94 $24,840




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.52 12.45 $14.82 $30,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.43 $14.63 $30,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.02 $29,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $13.83 $28,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.07 $13.11 $27,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.78 $12.76 $26,530
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.52 $26,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.34 $25,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 1.27 $12.25 $25,480
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.28 6.73 $12.14 $25,250

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 290 1.67 39.94 $17.75 $36,930
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 29.68 $10.31 $21,450
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 5.88 $12.72 $26,460
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 4.51 $12.90 $26,840
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 5.52 $11.53 $23,980

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 290 1.67 39.94 $17.75 $36,930
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 29.68 $10.31 $21,450
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 5.88 $12.72 $26,460
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 5.52 $11.53 $23,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 4.51 $12.90 $26,840

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 290 1.67 39.94 $17.75 $36,930
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 4.51 $12.90 $26,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 5.88 $12.72 $26,460
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 5.52 $11.53 $23,980
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 29.68 $10.31 $21,450


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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