Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
13,740 3.5 % $14.38 $29,900 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $11.02 $13.70 $17.00 $20.87
Annual Wage (2) $18,980 $22,920 $28,500 $35,350 $43,410


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 6,270 2.89 $13.86 $28,820
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,390 3.46 $14.37 $29,880
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,680 1.71 $15.04 $31,280
Furniture Stores 1,120 0.53 $15.47 $32,170
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 670 0.35 $14.49 $30,130

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 2,390 3.46 $14.37 $29,880
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 6,270 2.89 $13.86 $28,820
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,680 1.71 $15.04 $31,280
Furniture Stores 1,120 0.53 $15.47 $32,170
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 670 0.35 $14.49 $30,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 130 0.02 $17.69 $36,790
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 70 0.03 $17.10 $35,560
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $16.41 $34,140
Building Finishing Contractors 130 0.02 $15.70 $32,650
Furniture Stores 1,120 0.53 $15.47 $32,170


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 1,470 0.38 3.59 $13.92 $28,950
Indiana 1,290 0.46 4.34 $13.81 $28,720
California 1,230 0.09 0.81 $14.44 $30,030
New York 940 0.11 1.05 $16.35 $34,010
Pennsylvania 730 0.13 1.23 $15.79 $32,850




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)
Vermont 290 0.97 9.23 $13.59 $28,260
Indiana 1,290 0.46 4.34 $13.81 $28,720
North Carolina 1,470 0.38 3.59 $13.92 $28,950
Maine 220 0.37 3.54 $14.60 $30,370
Mississippi 200 0.18 1.73 $12.65 $26,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 50 0.06 0.55 $18.64 $38,770
Washington 330 0.12 1.14 $18.60 $38,700
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.94 $17.59 $36,590
Illinois 490 0.09 0.82 $17.14 $35,640
New York 940 0.11 1.05 $16.35 $34,010





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 770 5.39 51.07 $13.75 $28,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 1.32 $13.88 $28,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 0.83 $17.58 $36,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 1.04 $17.30 $35,980
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 390 3.59 34.06 $15.33 $31,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 270 0.22 2.06 $16.07 $33,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.10 0.98 $12.45 $25,900
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.60 5.69 $13.39 $27,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 170 0.10 0.96 $13.11 $27,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.10 $14.12 $29,360




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 770 5.39 51.07 $13.75 $28,590
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 390 3.59 34.06 $15.33 $31,880
Danville, VA 50 1.27 12.01 $9.85 $20,490
Lebanon, PA 60 1.14 10.84 $13.12 $27,290
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 40 0.93 8.83 $12.90 $26,840
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.60 5.69 $13.39 $27,850
Joplin, MO 40 0.55 5.25 $12.66 $26,330
Lancaster, PA 100 0.46 4.39 $15.68 $32,620
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.38 3.60 $12.72 $26,450
York-Hanover, PA 60 0.37 3.50 $16.08 $33,450




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.54 $48,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.85 $20.92 $43,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.38 $19.27 $40,080
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $39,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.63 $18.03 $37,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 0.83 $17.58 $36,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 1.04 $17.30 $35,980
Baltimore-Towson, MD 70 0.06 0.53 $16.69 $34,710
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $16.48 $34,280
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.68 $16.38 $34,080

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 540 3.43 32.53 $12.86 $26,760
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.80 7.62 $15.86 $32,990
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 7.80 $12.59 $26,180
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.50 4.79 $12.25 $25,480
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 6.12 $12.86 $26,750

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 540 3.43 32.53 $12.86 $26,760
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 7.80 $12.59 $26,180
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.80 7.62 $15.86 $32,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 6.12 $12.86 $26,750
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 5.44 $16.48 $34,270

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 4.24 $16.98 $35,320
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 5.44 $16.48 $34,270
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.80 7.62 $15.86 $32,990
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.90 $31,000
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.79 $13.81 $28,730


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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