Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.


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)
8,180 6.7 % $12.29 $25,570 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.42 $11.36 $14.16 $17.52
Annual Wage (2) $17,780 $19,590 $23,630 $29,440 $36,430


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)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,440 3.28 $12.18 $25,330
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,950 15.90 $12.66 $26,330
Footwear Manufacturing 1,370 10.46 $11.87 $24,680
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 820 21.49 $13.50 $28,080
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 280 0.20 $11.35 $23,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 820 21.49 $13.50 $28,080
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,950 15.90 $12.66 $26,330
Footwear Manufacturing 1,370 10.46 $11.87 $24,680
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,440 3.28 $12.18 $25,330
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 280 0.20 $11.35 $23,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 110 0.02 $14.11 $29,340
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 820 21.49 $13.50 $28,080
Shoe Stores 170 0.08 $13.23 $27,520
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,950 15.90 $12.66 $26,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $12.30 $25,580


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)
Texas 1,660 0.14 2.42 $11.29 $23,480
New York 890 0.10 1.67 $11.68 $24,290
Missouri 800 0.29 4.96 $11.83 $24,600
California 780 0.05 0.85 $12.52 $26,050
Wisconsin 400 0.14 2.43 $11.63 $24,190




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)
Maine 180 0.30 5.05 $12.52 $26,030
Missouri 800 0.29 4.96 $11.83 $24,600
Wisconsin 400 0.14 2.43 $11.63 $24,190
Texas 1,660 0.14 2.42 $11.29 $23,480
New York 890 0.10 1.67 $11.68 $24,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $15.69 $32,640
Illinois 300 0.05 0.86 $14.71 $30,600
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $14.54 $30,250
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $13.88 $28,870
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $13.82 $28,740





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.09 1.47 $11.05 $22,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.09 1.55 $11.00 $22,890
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 5.70 $12.38 $25,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 1.20 $15.60 $32,440
El Paso, TX 210 0.73 12.29 $11.03 $22,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.98 $11.97 $24,890
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.17 $16.13 $33,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.49 $18.84 $39,190
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.72 $11.84 $24,620
Lancaster, PA 30 0.15 2.49 $9.17 $19,070




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)
El Paso, TX 210 0.73 12.29 $11.03 $22,950
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 5.70 $12.38 $25,750
Lancaster, PA 30 0.15 2.49 $9.17 $19,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.09 1.47 $11.05 $22,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.09 1.55 $11.00 $22,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 1.20 $15.60 $32,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.17 $16.13 $33,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.98 $11.97 $24,890
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.72 $11.84 $24,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.49 $18.84 $39,190




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.49 $18.84 $39,190
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.17 $16.13 $33,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 1.20 $15.60 $32,440
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.47 $30,100
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.18 $29,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $13.61 $28,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $12.95 $26,940
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 5.70 $12.38 $25,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.98 $11.97 $24,890
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.72 $11.84 $24,620

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 410 5.75 96.90 $9.56 $19,880
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.66 27.95 $12.70 $26,420
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 9.25 $12.17 $25,310
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 4.68 $10.56 $21,970

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 410 5.75 96.90 $9.56 $19,880
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.66 27.95 $12.70 $26,420
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 9.25 $12.17 $25,310
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 4.68 $10.56 $21,970

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.97 $29,060
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.96 $26,960
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.66 27.95 $12.70 $26,420
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 9.25 $12.17 $25,310
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 4.68 $10.56 $21,970


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016