Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-6093 Upholsterers

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


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)
28,260 3.0 % $15.21 $31,640 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.35 $11.27 $14.31 $18.12 $22.48
Annual Wage (2) $19,440 $23,450 $29,770 $37,690 $46,750


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)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 11,340 5.16 $15.51 $32,270
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,960 10.11 $14.87 $30,920
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,080 0.26 $14.86 $30,910
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,330 0.30 $14.41 $29,970
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 910 0.95 $15.20 $31,610

Industries with the highest concentration 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 6,960 10.11 $14.87 $30,920
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 11,340 5.16 $15.51 $32,270
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 550 1.55 $14.07 $29,270
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 910 0.95 $15.20 $31,610
Support Activities for Air Transportation 820 0.50 $17.64 $36,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $24.76 $51,490
Traveler Accommodation 100 0.01 $21.30 $44,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $19.26 $40,060
Warehousing and Storage 40 0.01 $19.11 $39,750
Support Activities for Air Transportation 820 0.50 $17.64 $36,700


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)
North Carolina 4,470 1.17 5.32 $16.64 $34,600
Mississippi 3,510 3.27 14.83 $15.55 $32,330
California 2,990 0.21 0.97 $14.75 $30,680
Texas 1,950 0.19 0.86 $13.29 $27,640
Florida 1,460 0.20 0.93 $15.50 $32,240




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)
Mississippi 3,510 3.27 14.83 $15.55 $32,330
North Carolina 4,470 1.17 5.32 $16.64 $34,600
Indiana 1,100 0.40 1.82 $13.27 $27,600
Michigan 1,190 0.31 1.41 $15.69 $32,640
Arkansas 360 0.31 1.42 $12.89 $26,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 400 0.13 0.58 $17.86 $37,150
Washington 500 0.18 0.83 $17.83 $37,090
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.41 $17.81 $37,050
Maryland 190 0.07 0.34 $17.51 $36,420
New York 920 0.11 0.49 $17.36 $36,100





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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,230 16.07 72.96 $18.70 $38,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.43 1.97 $13.48 $28,030
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,450 4.22 19.16 $15.06 $31,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 840 0.23 1.06 $14.57 $30,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.12 0.55 $18.22 $37,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 590 0.23 1.04 $13.69 $28,470
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 530 0.51 2.32 $16.11 $33,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 470 0.21 0.96 $14.18 $29,490
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 380 3.68 16.69 $11.77 $24,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.17 0.79 $13.35 $27,760




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 2,230 16.07 72.96 $18.70 $38,900
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,450 4.22 19.16 $15.06 $31,330
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 380 3.68 16.69 $11.77 $24,470
El Paso, TX 210 0.76 3.45 $10.46 $21,760
Rocky Mount, NC 40 0.71 3.21 $10.70 $22,250
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 90 0.57 2.57 (8) (8)
Ocala, FL 50 0.57 2.57 $11.72 $24,370
Roanoke, VA 80 0.54 2.43 $10.69 $22,230
Fort Smith, AR-OK 60 0.54 2.45 $14.20 $29,540
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 530 0.51 2.32 $16.11 $33,500




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.12 0.56 $21.02 $43,710
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.36 $20.68 $43,010
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.15 0.68 $20.64 $42,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 0.89 $20.32 $42,260
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.42 $20.04 $41,680
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.57 $40,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.19 0.87 $19.53 $40,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 200 0.12 0.53 $19.43 $40,410
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 0.30 $19.28 $40,100
Reading, PA 30 0.19 0.85 $19.13 $39,790

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,220 15.50 70.36 $15.87 $33,010
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.63 7.40 $13.94 $29,000
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 1.06 4.79 $13.12 $27,290
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.29 5.87 $10.31 $21,450
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.90 4.07 $15.19 $31,600

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,220 15.50 70.36 $15.87 $33,010
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.63 7.40 $13.94 $29,000
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.29 5.87 $10.31 $21,450
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 1.06 4.79 $13.12 $27,290
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.90 4.07 $15.19 $31,600

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)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 2.96 $19.79 $41,170
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 1.98 $15.94 $33,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,220 15.50 70.36 $15.87 $33,010
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.90 4.07 $15.19 $31,600
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.12 $31,450


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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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