Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-7031 Model Makers, Wood

Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.


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)
1,370 11.2 % $16.79 $34,930 6.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $9.33 $13.82 $21.70 $32.36
Annual Wage (2) $17,120 $19,420 $28,750 $45,130 $67,300


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 490 0.22 $13.29 $27,640
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 250 0.26 $14.42 $29,990
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 190 0.10 $16.01 $33,300
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.24 $13.55 $28,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 0.00 $29.02 $60,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 250 0.26 $14.42 $29,990
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.24 $13.55 $28,190
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 490 0.22 $13.29 $27,640
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 190 0.10 $16.01 $33,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 0.00 $32.20 $66,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $32.20 $66,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $29.02 $60,360
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 190 0.10 $16.01 $33,300
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 250 0.26 $14.42 $29,990
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.24 $13.55 $28,190


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 180 0.05 4.45 $13.67 $28,430
Pennsylvania 60 0.01 1.09 $16.64 $34,600
Indiana 60 0.02 2.04 $13.26 $27,570
Georgia 50 0.01 1.31 $13.57 $28,220
Virginia 40 0.01 1.13 $20.08 $41,770




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)
North Carolina 180 0.05 4.45 $13.67 $28,430
Utah 40 0.03 2.97 $18.30 $38,070
Indiana 60 0.02 2.04 $13.26 $27,570
Wisconsin 40 0.01 1.25 $14.49 $30,150
Virginia 40 0.01 1.13 $20.08 $41,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas (8) (8) (8) $25.38 $52,800
New York 40 0.00 0.41 $25.24 $52,510
California 30 0.00 0.22 $21.42 $44,550
Virginia 40 0.01 1.13 $20.08 $41,770
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $19.19 $39,910





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 80 0.55 51.83 $14.73 $30,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 4.18 $21.62 $44,980




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 80 0.55 51.83 $14.73 $30,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 4.18 $21.62 $44,980




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.80 $70,310
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 4.18 $21.62 $44,980
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) $16.02 $33,320
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 80 0.55 51.83 $14.73 $30,640


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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