Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
30,180 3.4 % $16.13 $33,550 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $11.84 $15.39 $18.92 $24.20
Annual Wage (2) $19,940 $24,620 $32,020 $39,350 $50,340


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 13,570 5.74 $16.46 $34,240
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,290 8.46 $15.26 $31,740
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,500 0.28 $17.43 $36,260
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,210 0.22 $13.64 $28,380
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,040 1.00 $16.24 $33,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,290 8.46 $15.26 $31,740
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 13,570 5.74 $16.46 $34,240
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 480 1.41 $16.39 $34,090
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,040 1.00 $16.24 $33,780
Textile Furnishings Mills 400 0.76 $16.61 $34,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $32.27 $67,120
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 310 0.06 $23.55 $48,980
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $22.76 $47,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $20.27 $42,160
Support Activities for Air Transportation 240 0.13 $19.73 $41,030


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 4,800 1.16 5.32 $17.23 $35,840
Mississippi 3,740 3.38 15.44 $16.18 $33,660
California 3,590 0.23 1.06 $15.86 $32,990
Texas 1,810 0.16 0.72 $13.97 $29,050
Indiana 1,600 0.54 2.48 $14.81 $30,800




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 3,740 3.38 15.44 $16.18 $33,660
North Carolina 4,800 1.16 5.32 $17.23 $35,840
Indiana 1,600 0.54 2.48 $14.81 $30,800
Tennessee 970 0.35 1.58 $12.59 $26,190
Arkansas 390 0.33 1.53 $17.05 $35,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.52 $22.29 $46,370
Washington 350 0.12 0.54 $20.80 $43,270
New Jersey 470 0.12 0.56 $19.96 $41,520
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.31 $19.60 $40,760
Rhode Island 40 0.08 0.34 $18.56 $38,600





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 2,840 19.47 88.95 $18.18 $37,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.41 1.88 $15.72 $32,700
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,170 3.31 15.11 $16.57 $34,460
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 700 0.20 0.90 $18.19 $37,840
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 650 5.21 23.81 $14.15 $29,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 530 0.40 1.85 $13.53 $28,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 1.04 $13.71 $28,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.32 1.48 $14.42 $29,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 380 0.13 0.59 $13.66 $28,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 330 0.17 0.79 $15.65 $32,550




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 2,840 19.47 88.95 $18.18 $37,820
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 650 5.21 23.81 $14.15 $29,440
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,170 3.31 15.11 $16.57 $34,460
Reading, PA 210 1.24 5.65 $17.25 $35,870
Cleveland, TN 40 0.99 4.54 $14.33 $29,810
Ocala, FL 80 0.84 3.86 $10.89 $22,660
Savannah, GA 110 0.67 3.04 $22.68 $47,160
Winston-Salem, NC 170 0.65 2.99 $16.32 $33,940
Salem, OR 70 0.45 2.05 $18.62 $38,730
Port St. Lucie, FL 50 0.41 1.89 $16.41 $34,140




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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 0.78 $23.39 $48,640
Savannah, GA 110 0.67 3.04 $22.68 $47,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 0.65 $22.07 $45,910
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 0.88 $20.95 $43,580
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 0.95 $20.68 $43,000
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 210 0.16 0.71 $20.13 $41,880
Springfield, IL (8) (8) (8) $19.59 $40,740
Medford, OR (8) (8) (8) $19.54 $40,640
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.18 0.83 $19.14 $39,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.37 $19.10 $39,730

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 3,600 16.09 73.50 $16.35 $34,010
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.15 5.26 $15.62 $32,490
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 7.51 $19.20 $39,930
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 1.02 4.67 $14.01 $29,150
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.57 $16.75 $34,840

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 3,600 16.09 73.50 $16.35 $34,010
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 7.51 $19.20 $39,930
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.15 5.26 $15.62 $32,490
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 1.02 4.67 $14.01 $29,150
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 3.32 $10.13 $21,070

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)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 7.51 $19.20 $39,930
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.61 $36,630
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.57 $16.75 $34,840
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 3,600 16.09 73.50 $16.35 $34,010
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.15 5.26 $15.62 $32,490


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.

(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 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