Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other

All woodworkers not listed separately.


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)
6,940 8.3 % $14.49 $30,150 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $9.78 $13.15 $18.74 $22.82
Annual Wage (2) $17,660 $20,330 $27,360 $38,990 $47,460


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)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 2,660 1.38 $13.80 $28,700
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 720 0.33 $13.33 $27,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 580 0.03 $22.97 $47,770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 550 0.20 $14.54 $30,250
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 390 0.47 $12.43 $25,850

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 Wood Product Manufacturing 2,660 1.38 $13.80 $28,700
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 390 0.47 $12.43 $25,850
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 720 0.33 $13.33 $27,730
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 550 0.20 $14.54 $30,250
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.11 $13.14 $27,330

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) 580 0.03 $22.97 $47,770
Ship and Boat Building 40 0.03 $18.20 $37,860
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 90 0.09 $15.54 $32,330
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $15.45 $32,140
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 550 0.20 $14.54 $30,250


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)
Iowa 830 0.57 10.66 $17.05 $35,460
California 720 0.05 0.95 $12.80 $26,630
Ohio 480 0.10 1.78 $13.33 $27,720
Washington 440 0.16 2.97 $16.57 $34,460
Tennessee 350 0.13 2.44 $9.85 $20,500




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)
Iowa 830 0.57 10.66 $17.05 $35,460
Vermont 50 0.19 3.50 $14.85 $30,880
Arkansas 200 0.17 3.26 $8.82 $18,340
Washington 440 0.16 2.97 $16.57 $34,460
Hawaii 100 0.16 3.08 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 30 0.01 0.16 $22.53 $46,860
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 0.25 $20.61 $42,860
Oklahoma 90 0.06 1.16 $20.27 $42,160
Arizona 50 0.02 0.40 $20.05 $41,710
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $19.00 $39,510





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 1.46 $10.34 $21,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 2.86 $16.10 $33,490
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 0.26 4.95 $9.77 $20,320
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.04 $21.03 $43,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.25 $12.76 $26,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.91 $17.82 $37,060
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.06 1.04 $13.37 $27,810
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 1.89 $12.75 $26,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.07 1.23 $10.35 $21,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 0.02 0.34 $12.49 $25,990




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)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 0.26 4.95 $9.77 $20,320
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 2.86 $16.10 $33,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.04 $21.03 $43,750
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 1.89 $12.75 $26,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 1.46 $10.34 $21,510
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.07 1.23 $10.35 $21,530
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 1.16 $21.33 $44,370
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.06 1.04 $13.37 $27,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.91 $17.82 $37,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.58 $14.19 $29,520




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 1.16 $21.33 $44,370
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.04 $21.03 $43,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.25 $20.49 $42,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.91 $17.82 $37,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.89 $35,130
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 2.86 $16.10 $33,490
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.05 $33,380
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $14.34 $29,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.58 $14.19 $29,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.63 $28,360

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 13.61 $15.10 $31,400
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.27 23.92 $14.59 $30,340
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 5.83 $13.60 $28,280
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 9.68 $14.25 $29,650
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 11.82 $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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.27 23.92 $14.59 $30,340
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 13.61 $15.10 $31,400
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 13.07 $15.58 $32,400
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 11.82 $12.86 $26,750
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 9.68 $14.25 $29,650

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 Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 13.07 $15.58 $32,400
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.72 13.61 $15.10 $31,400
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.27 23.92 $14.59 $30,340
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 9.68 $14.25 $29,650
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.21 $29,570


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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