Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-7021 Furniture Finishers

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.


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)
16,480 3.6 % $14.87 $30,920 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $11.42 $14.04 $17.51 $21.76
Annual Wage (2) $19,840 $23,760 $29,200 $36,420 $45,270


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 7,840 3.31 $14.35 $29,850
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,560 3.44 $15.27 $31,750
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 2,480 2.37 $15.07 $31,340
Furniture Stores 1,070 0.49 $16.09 $33,470
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 620 0.29 $15.03 $31,270

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 2,560 3.44 $15.27 $31,750
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 7,840 3.31 $14.35 $29,850
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 2,480 2.37 $15.07 $31,340
Furniture Stores 1,070 0.49 $16.09 $33,470
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.29 $13.81 $28,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Used Merchandise Stores 250 0.15 $18.69 $38,880
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $18.13 $37,710
Warehousing and Storage 280 0.04 $16.88 $35,100
Furniture Stores 1,070 0.49 $16.09 $33,470
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 30 0.09 $15.71 $32,680


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 1,730 0.42 3.50 $13.14 $27,330
Indiana 1,500 0.51 4.25 $13.89 $28,890
California 1,250 0.08 0.67 $14.26 $29,660
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 1.76 $16.44 $34,200
Texas 1,020 0.09 0.74 $13.56 $28,210




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)
Indiana 1,500 0.51 4.25 $13.89 $28,890
Vermont 140 0.47 3.91 $13.07 $27,180
North Carolina 1,730 0.42 3.50 $13.14 $27,330
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 1.76 $16.44 $34,200
Iowa 330 0.21 1.79 $13.69 $28,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 140 0.08 0.70 $21.49 $44,700
Massachusetts 160 0.05 0.38 $21.40 $44,510
Nebraska 50 0.05 0.40 $21.06 $43,810
New Jersey 320 0.08 0.68 $18.81 $39,120
Colorado 350 0.14 1.20 $17.16 $35,690





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.15 1.27 $12.82 $26,660
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 610 4.15 34.71 $14.23 $29,590
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.69 14.18 $12.12 $25,220
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 440 0.07 0.57 $18.01 $37,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 400 0.14 1.14 $13.55 $28,180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 320 0.61 5.08 $15.63 $32,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 290 0.21 1.78 $16.91 $35,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 0.63 $14.81 $30,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.17 1.45 $16.56 $34,440
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 260 0.20 1.71 $16.91 $35,170




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 610 4.15 34.71 $14.23 $29,590
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 250 2.01 16.86 $14.74 $30,660
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.69 14.18 $12.12 $25,220
Lancaster, PA 190 0.80 6.72 $16.37 $34,050
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 320 0.61 5.08 $15.63 $32,510
Fort Wayne, IN 110 0.51 4.25 $11.33 $23,560
Roanoke, VA 70 0.47 3.90 $12.20 $25,380
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.44 3.68 $13.96 $29,040
Winston-Salem, NC 70 0.27 2.22 $12.84 $26,700
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.22 1.87 $12.95 $26,930




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-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.48 $50,920
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.71 $21.91 $45,580
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.52 $21.22 $44,150
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.06 0.54 $21.08 $43,840
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.20 $42,020
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.48 $19.22 $39,970
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.36 $18.39 $38,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.26 $18.05 $37,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 440 0.07 0.57 $18.01 $37,460
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.18 1.51 $17.81 $37,040

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 650 3.52 29.42 $13.55 $28,180
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 370 1.12 9.39 $12.23 $25,430
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.49 12.50 $14.34 $29,820
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 230 0.98 8.23 $13.51 $28,110
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 5.33 $16.29 $33,890

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 650 3.52 29.42 $13.55 $28,180
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.49 12.50 $14.34 $29,820
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 370 1.12 9.39 $12.23 $25,430
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 230 0.98 8.23 $13.51 $28,110
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 5.33 $16.29 $33,890

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.87 $35,090
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 4.45 $16.40 $34,120
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 5.33 $16.29 $33,890
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.49 12.50 $14.34 $29,820
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.30 $29,740


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