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Shoe and Leather Worker and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of shoe and leather workers and repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of shoe and leather workers and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The shoe and leather workers and repairers 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 and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,000
25th Percentile Wage
$19,870
50th Percentile Wage
$23,940
75th Percentile Wage
$30,030
90th Percentile Wage
$37,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for shoe and leather workers and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) shoe and leather workers and repairers is $37,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,000. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 107% 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 and repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201623,9401.29%-0.04%
201523,630-0.59%-
201423,770-5.30%-
201325,0304.31%-
201223,950--

Table 2. Shoe and Leather Worker and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of shoe and leather workers and repairers 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 and repairers occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $24,350. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $23,280).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$24,350
Retail Trade
$24,320
Wholesale Trade
$24,090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,280

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only shoe and leather workers and repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of shoe and leather workers and repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,490 to $31,440. The highest paying state for shoe and leather workers and repairers is Illinois with a median annual salary of $31,440. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $18,490. For more salary information of shoe and leather workers and repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Illinois
$31,440
Washington
$31,160
Montana
$28,840
Arkansas
$27,110
New Jersey
$26,800
Michigan
$26,270
Minnesota
$25,700
Kansas
$25,190
Tennessee
$25,010
Virginia
$24,640
California
$24,560
Florida
$24,150
Massachusetts
$23,670
Mississippi
$23,500
Indiana
$23,490
Missouri
$23,300
Texas
$22,930
Wisconsin
$22,540
Oklahoma
$22,410
New York
$22,400
Alabama
$22,340
Ohio
$22,130
North Carolina
$21,470
South Carolina
$21,440
Georgia
$21,290
Nevada
$21,130
Oregon
$19,970
Colorado
$19,290
Arizona
$19,150
Connecticut
$19,130
Pennsylvania
$18,860
Kentucky
$18,490



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