Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-6093 Upholsterers

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


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)
29,770 3.2 % $16.00 $33,280 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.58 $11.79 $15.33 $18.63 $24.02
Annual Wage (2) $19,940 $24,530 $31,890 $38,750 $49,950


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 12,820 5.56 $16.46 $34,230
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 5,990 8.11 $15.15 $31,510
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,110 0.25 $17.67 $36,760
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,300 0.24 $13.22 $27,500
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,210 1.19 $16.02 $33,320

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 5,990 8.11 $15.15 $31,510
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 12,820 5.56 $16.46 $34,230
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 820 2.42 $13.95 $29,020
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,210 1.19 $16.02 $33,320
Textile Furnishings Mills 440 0.84 $17.30 $35,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $29.30 $60,950
Traveler Accommodation 100 0.01 $21.64 $45,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $21.63 $44,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $20.69 $43,030
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.50 $40,550


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 4,500 1.12 5.06 $17.57 $36,540
Mississippi 4,040 3.69 16.76 $16.51 $34,330
California 3,030 0.20 0.91 $15.27 $31,770
Texas 2,500 0.22 1.01 $14.03 $29,190
Florida 1,460 0.19 0.87 $15.22 $31,650




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)
Mississippi 4,040 3.69 16.76 $16.51 $34,330
North Carolina 4,500 1.12 5.06 $17.57 $36,540
Arkansas 600 0.52 2.35 $15.98 $33,240
Indiana 1,340 0.46 2.09 $14.27 $29,670
Tennessee 910 0.33 1.51 $12.17 $25,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 380 0.13 0.60 $19.05 $39,630
New York 980 0.11 0.50 $18.67 $38,830
New Jersey 630 0.16 0.74 $18.47 $38,430
Massachusetts 300 0.09 0.42 $18.43 $38,330
Nebraska 70 0.08 0.36 $18.19 $37,830





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 2,730 18.98 86.17 $18.60 $38,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.37 1.66 $14.20 $29,540
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,230 3.52 15.98 $16.14 $33,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 680 0.18 0.82 $18.32 $38,110
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 660 5.49 24.91 $13.63 $28,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.29 1.33 $13.64 $28,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 600 0.21 0.95 $14.98 $31,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.10 0.46 $19.40 $40,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.29 1.30 $14.57 $30,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 400 0.32 1.47 $15.61 $32,470




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 2,730 18.98 86.17 $18.60 $38,680
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 660 5.49 24.91 $13.63 $28,340
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,230 3.52 15.98 $16.14 $33,560
Morristown, TN 130 2.82 12.82 $11.74 $24,410
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 60 1.21 5.51 $14.27 $29,690
Cleveland, TN 40 0.83 3.77 $14.29 $29,720
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 230 0.69 3.15 $17.18 $35,730
Salem, OR 90 0.58 2.62 $17.90 $37,220
Rocky Mount, NC 30 0.54 2.45 $10.66 $22,180
Savannah, GA 80 0.52 2.37 $22.90 $47,640




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)
Savannah, GA 80 0.52 2.37 $22.90 $47,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 0.72 $21.35 $44,410
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $21.18 $44,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 0.36 $21.11 $43,900
Reno-Sparks, NV 30 0.16 0.71 $20.98 $43,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 0.71 $20.38 $42,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.18 0.83 $20.15 $41,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 0.48 $19.93 $41,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.10 0.46 $19.40 $40,340
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 250 0.20 0.89 $19.33 $40,210

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,910 18.15 82.38 $16.68 $34,690
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 340 2.67 12.13 $11.51 $23,940
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 6.48 $15.03 $31,270
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.77 3.48 $16.11 $33,510
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.64 2.91 $13.39 $27,860

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,910 18.15 82.38 $16.68 $34,690
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 340 2.67 12.13 $11.51 $23,940
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 6.48 $15.03 $31,270
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 1.24 5.63 $14.44 $30,030
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.02 4.65 $17.07 $35,510

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 3.05 $22.21 $46,200
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.02 4.65 $17.07 $35,510
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,910 18.15 82.38 $16.68 $34,690
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.55 $16.22 $33,740
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.77 3.48 $16.11 $33,510


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015