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Shoe and Leather Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of shoe and leather workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of shoe and leather workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of shoe and leather workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The shoe and leather workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Shoe and Leather Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,940
25th Percentile Wage
$19,990
50th Percentile Wage
$24,600
75th Percentile Wage
$30,280
90th Percentile Wage
$37,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for shoe and leather workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) shoe and leather workers is $37,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,940. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 106% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of shoe and leather workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,6002.07%2.24%
201524,0900.25%-
201424,030-1.08%-
201324,2900.99%-
201224,050--

Table 2. Shoe and Leather Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of shoe and leather workers in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for shoe and leather workers occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $25,300. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $21,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$25,300
Retail Trade
$24,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,280
Wholesale Trade
$21,480



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