Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-7021 Furniture Finishers



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

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 6016$16.22/hr$12.81/hr$13.72/hr$15.45/hr$18.20/hr$21.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing300$17.80/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities130$18.88/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$21.99/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southwest Balance of State N/A$17.07/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A-12.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$18.78/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$15.49/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$21.82/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$15.45/hr-16.1%
Central Minnesota 210$18.46/hr8.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 370$18.36/hr2.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 410$18.20/hrN/A
Minnesota 560$18.26/hr0.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Upholsterers 200$17.42/hrN/A
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,010$18.68/hr-9.1%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 10,020$22.42/hr6.8%
Printing Press Operators 6,180$20.68/hr-5.8%
Tile and Stone Setters 650$23.26/hr9.1%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,180$22.18/hr-7.6%


  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to finishing processes or substances.
  • Select appropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness and surface type.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.
  • Select appropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness and surface type.
  • Fill and smooth cracks or depressions, remove marks and imperfections, and repair broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails, or screws.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.
  • Treat warped or stained surfaces to restore original contours and colors.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.
  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to finishing processes or substances.