Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-7021 Furniture Finishers

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.


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)
14,850 2.8 % $14.29 $29,720 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.98 $13.63 $16.98 $20.79
Annual Wage (2) $18,710 $22,830 $28,360 $35,330 $43,250


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 7,050 3.21 $13.75 $28,600
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,490 3.62 $14.25 $29,640
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,920 2.00 $14.91 $31,010
Furniture Stores 1,180 0.55 $15.57 $32,390
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 410 0.21 $15.39 $32,010

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 2,490 3.62 $14.25 $29,640
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 7,050 3.21 $13.75 $28,600
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,920 2.00 $14.91 $31,010
Furniture Stores 1,180 0.55 $15.57 $32,390
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.30 $14.00 $29,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $19.16 $39,850
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 70 0.03 $16.79 $34,930
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $16.36 $34,030
Warehousing and Storage 180 0.03 $15.70 $32,650
Furniture Stores 1,180 0.55 $15.57 $32,390


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 1,650 0.43 3.74 $13.85 $28,820
Indiana 1,620 0.59 5.06 $13.60 $28,280
California 1,370 0.10 0.85 $14.13 $29,380
Pennsylvania 900 0.16 1.41 $16.15 $33,590
New York 810 0.10 0.83 $15.66 $32,580




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)
Indiana 1,620 0.59 5.06 $13.60 $28,280
North Carolina 1,650 0.43 3.74 $13.85 $28,820
Maine 190 0.33 2.85 $13.85 $28,820
Colorado 370 0.17 1.48 $16.54 $34,410
Pennsylvania 900 0.16 1.41 $16.15 $33,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.87 $18.47 $38,410
Massachusetts 240 0.08 0.66 $17.23 $35,830
Washington 390 0.14 1.24 $16.73 $34,800
Colorado 370 0.17 1.48 $16.54 $34,410
Illinois 410 0.07 0.64 $16.52 $34,360





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 800 5.79 49.97 $13.77 $28,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.16 1.37 $14.10 $29,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 480 0.09 0.82 $16.21 $33,710
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 4.10 35.39 $14.97 $31,140
Greensboro-High Point, NC 310 0.90 7.73 $12.81 $26,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.71 $17.45 $36,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.17 1.46 $16.52 $34,370
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 280 0.23 1.99 $16.24 $33,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.10 0.85 $12.01 $24,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 200 0.12 1.01 $12.69 $26,390




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 800 5.79 49.97 $13.77 $28,630
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 4.10 35.39 $14.97 $31,140
Danville, VA 110 2.88 24.85 $11.62 $24,180
Lebanon, PA 70 1.49 12.87 $14.02 $29,150
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 50 1.02 8.80 $14.04 $29,200
Greensboro-High Point, NC 310 0.90 7.73 $12.81 $26,650
Lancaster, PA 140 0.63 5.48 $15.87 $33,000
Bend, OR 30 0.55 4.72 $14.17 $29,480
York-Hanover, PA 80 0.44 3.84 $15.45 $32,130
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.41 3.53 $12.28 $25,540




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 130 0.07 0.62 $20.08 $41,770
Reading, PA 40 0.23 1.96 $18.64 $38,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.46 $18.62 $38,730
Huntsville, AL 30 0.16 1.37 $18.03 $37,500
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.87 $37,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.71 $17.45 $36,290
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.10 0.89 $17.26 $35,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.27 $17.20 $35,770
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.84 $16.69 $34,720
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 0.43 $16.68 $34,690

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 730 4.64 40.07 $12.60 $26,210
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.83 7.18 $15.57 $32,390
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 5.72 $11.95 $24,850
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.48 4.18 (8) (8)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 4.51 $11.76 $24,460

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 730 4.64 40.07 $12.60 $26,210
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 7.96 $11.54 $24,000
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.83 7.18 $15.57 $32,390
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 6.12 $12.70 $26,410
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 5.72 $11.95 $24,850

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.83 $35,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 4.19 $15.61 $32,470
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.51 $15.60 $32,460
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.83 7.18 $15.57 $32,390
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.13 $14.42 $29,990


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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