Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
6,460 6.8 % $12.85 $26,730 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.48 $9.80 $12.03 $14.79 $18.39
Annual Wage (2) $17,630 $20,380 $25,030 $30,760 $38,260


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 2,670 3.75 $12.50 $26,000
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,420 12.27 $12.68 $26,370
Footwear Manufacturing 1,180 8.50 $13.69 $28,470
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 380 10.89 $13.46 $27,990
Shoe Stores 210 0.10 $13.84 $28,780

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 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 1,420 12.27 $12.68 $26,370
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 380 10.89 $13.46 $27,990
Footwear Manufacturing 1,180 8.50 $13.69 $28,470
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,670 3.75 $12.50 $26,000
Shoe Stores 210 0.10 $13.84 $28,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clothing Stores (8) (8) $15.15 $31,500
Shoe Stores 210 0.10 $13.84 $28,780
Footwear Manufacturing 1,180 8.50 $13.69 $28,470
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 380 10.89 $13.46 $27,990
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $13.44 $27,960


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 980 0.09 1.84 $11.70 $24,330
New York 600 0.07 1.42 $11.45 $23,820
California 540 0.04 0.75 $13.50 $28,080
Florida 440 0.06 1.20 $12.56 $26,130
Illinois 290 0.05 1.06 $12.31 $25,600




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)
Arizona 240 0.10 1.99 $14.01 $29,140
Wisconsin 250 0.09 1.90 $12.57 $26,150
Texas 980 0.09 1.84 $11.70 $24,330
Oregon 130 0.08 1.59 $13.04 $27,120
Montana 30 0.08 1.56 $12.23 $25,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 90 0.05 1.00 $18.84 $39,190
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $17.38 $36,160
Maryland 60 0.02 0.47 $16.54 $34,400
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $15.78 $32,810
Utah 40 0.03 0.69 $15.33 $31,890





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 440 0.08 1.72 $11.36 $23,630
El Paso, TX 220 0.79 16.11 $9.49 $19,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 170 0.21 4.37 $12.80 $26,630
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 3.07 $11.42 $23,760
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 3.11 $11.29 $23,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 140 0.05 1.03 $12.49 $25,970
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 2.04 $10.80 $22,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 1.72 $15.61 $32,460
Tucson, AZ 120 0.33 6.71 $14.73 $30,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 0.93 $11.71 $24,360




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)
El Paso, TX 220 0.79 16.11 $9.49 $19,740
Tucson, AZ 120 0.33 6.71 $14.73 $30,630
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.32 6.65 $17.91 $37,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 170 0.21 4.37 $12.80 $26,630
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 0.21 4.41 $14.48 $30,120
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.18 3.76 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 3.07 $11.42 $23,760
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 3.11 $11.29 $23,480
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 2.81 $13.20 $27,460
Lexington-Fayette, KY 30 0.12 2.51 $11.55 $24,020




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 Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $38,600
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.32 6.65 $17.91 $37,260
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 1.72 $15.61 $32,460
Tucson, AZ 120 0.33 6.71 $14.73 $30,630
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 0.21 4.41 $14.48 $30,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.84 $28,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $13.75 $28,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.01 $13.44 $27,960
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 2.81 $13.20 $27,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.89 $13.13 $27,300

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 14.60 $10.98 $22,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 8.60 $13.53 $28,130
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 6.31 $9.95 $20,700

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 14.60 $10.98 $22,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 8.60 $13.53 $28,130
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 6.31 $9.95 $20,700

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 8.60 $13.53 $28,130
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.11 $27,270
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 14.60 $10.98 $22,840
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.92 $22,710
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 6.31 $9.95 $20,700


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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