Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
28,790 3.4 % $15.47 $32,170 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.29 $14.78 $18.21 $23.19
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $23,480 $30,750 $37,870 $48,230


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 12,270 5.54 $15.80 $32,870
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 6,390 8.98 $15.42 $32,070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,580 0.19 $15.49 $32,230
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,280 0.25 $12.66 $26,330
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,190 1.19 $15.23 $31,690

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 6,390 8.98 $15.42 $32,070
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 12,270 5.54 $15.80 $32,870
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 830 2.48 $13.71 $28,510
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 1,190 1.19 $15.23 $31,690
Textile Furnishings Mills 380 0.73 $16.55 $34,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $23.43 $48,740
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $23.25 $48,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $21.16 $44,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 390 0.08 $19.26 $40,070
Support Activities for Air Transportation 290 0.18 $18.12 $37,690


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 4,730 1.20 5.52 $16.80 $34,950
Mississippi 3,940 3.64 16.76 $16.01 $33,300
California 3,280 0.22 1.03 $14.39 $29,920
Texas 2,320 0.21 0.98 $13.83 $28,770
Florida 1,320 0.18 0.82 $14.94 $31,070




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 3,940 3.64 16.76 $16.01 $33,300
North Carolina 4,730 1.20 5.52 $16.80 $34,950
Arkansas 510 0.45 2.06 $15.54 $32,320
Indiana 1,260 0.44 2.03 $12.99 $27,010
Tennessee 1,060 0.39 1.81 $11.35 $23,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine (8) (8) (8) $20.67 $42,990
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.19 $20.36 $42,350
Massachusetts 380 0.12 0.53 $19.76 $41,100
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.35 $19.72 $41,010
Washington 380 0.13 0.62 $19.13 $39,780





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 2,590 18.01 82.94 $18.34 $38,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.47 2.14 $13.63 $28,350
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,440 4.16 19.18 $15.06 $31,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 660 0.24 1.10 $15.88 $33,040
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 650 5.66 26.06 $11.83 $24,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 560 0.15 0.70 $16.60 $34,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.11 0.49 $18.81 $39,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.19 0.88 $13.93 $28,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 0.68 $14.11 $29,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.23 1.07 $13.82 $28,750




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 2,590 18.01 82.94 $18.34 $38,150
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 650 5.66 26.06 $11.83 $24,600
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,440 4.16 19.18 $15.06 $31,330
Morristown, TN 180 4.10 18.89 $9.38 $19,500
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 70 1.33 6.15 $14.28 $29,700
El Paso, TX 260 0.92 4.25 $11.81 $24,560
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 210 0.63 2.90 $16.07 $33,430
Lancaster, PA 130 0.58 2.69 $16.93 $35,220
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 50 0.49 2.27 $13.09 $27,230
Roanoke, VA 70 0.48 2.21 $9.98 $20,750




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 190 0.11 0.51 $21.80 $45,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 0.77 $20.58 $42,810
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $20.56 $42,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.16 0.75 $20.30 $42,230
Reno-Sparks, NV 30 0.17 0.76 $20.24 $42,100
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.15 0.67 $20.12 $41,850
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.24 1.10 $19.64 $40,850
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.49 $40,530
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.10 0.47 $19.42 $40,400
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 0.24 $19.31 $40,170

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 3,800 17.77 81.86 $16.17 $33,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 290 2.28 10.52 $11.27 $23,430
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.80 8.29 $14.35 $29,840
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.05 4.86 $14.23 $29,600
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.01 4.65 $16.26 $33,830

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 3,800 17.77 81.86 $16.17 $33,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 290 2.28 10.52 $11.27 $23,430
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.80 8.29 $14.35 $29,840
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.05 4.86 $14.23 $29,600
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.01 4.65 $16.26 $33,830

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 70 0.53 2.46 $21.20 $44,100
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 1.43 $19.24 $40,010
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.81 $39,130
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.09 $35,550
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.01 4.65 $16.26 $33,830


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.

(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 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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