Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Construction and Extraction Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,938,860 $14.82 $16.18 $33,650 0.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 476,770 $20.71 $21.98 $45,720 0.7 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (3) 29,160 $18.09 $18.51 $38,500 1.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 98,530 $19.36 $19.90 $41,380 1.6 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (3) 8,640 $15.36 $16.46 $34,240 2.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 771,030 $15.35 $16.55 $34,420 0.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (3) 37,750 $13.23 $15.26 $31,750 2.3 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 11,310 $13.96 $15.04 $31,280 4.3 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (3) 6,400 $11.88 $12.91 $26,860 2.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 27,330 $17.08 $17.84 $37,100 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 151,760 $13.68 $15.01 $31,210 1.3 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 4,570 $15.03 $15.45 $32,130 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 763,450 $10.85 $12.75 $26,510 0.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) 58,410 $12.45 $13.99 $29,090 0.8 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators (3) 4,940 $19.93 $20.00 $41,600 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 324,350 $15.31 $16.71 $34,760 0.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 118,300 $15.34 $16.39 $34,090 1.6 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) 36,950 $16.02 $17.04 $35,430 1.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 611,920 $19.13 $20.28 $42,180 1.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers 49,630 $13.33 $14.75 $30,680 2.7 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) 56,850 $12.52 $14.02 $29,170 1.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260,880 $12.86 $14.08 $29,280 1.0 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 10,070 $15.34 $15.78 $32,830 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 53,530 $12.67 $14.08 $29,290 1.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 413,170 $17.41 $18.63 $38,750 0.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) 50,060 $14.48 $15.70 $32,650 1.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (3) 27,760 $16.03 $17.79 $37,000 2.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 115,280 $12.94 $14.36 $29,870 0.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 231,690 $14.09 $15.92 $33,110 0.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) 85,520 $17.19 $18.16 $37,780 1.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) 56,660 $10.61 $12.03 $25,020 1.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 104,910 $9.61 $10.20 $21,210 0.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 100,460 $9.89 $10.41 $21,650 1.1 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (3) 30,790 $8.95 $9.73 $20,230 2.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 81,410 $9.62 $10.25 $21,320 0.8 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) 27,340 $8.41 $8.80 $18,310 1.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 67,010 $18.55 $19.11 $39,740 0.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (3) 25,010 $22.38 $22.95 $47,740 4.6 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (3) 15,540 $9.95 $10.67 $22,200 2.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) 34,750 $14.05 $15.22 $31,650 1.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 139,540 $12.44 $12.85 $26,730 0.8 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators (3) 8,620 $17.67 $17.81 $37,050 2.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (3) 12,820 $13.03 $13.86 $28,820 2.0 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 2,890 $11.35 $12.45 $25,900 3.4 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (3) 13,720 $12.84 $14.24 $29,630 2.3 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (3) 9,500 $15.71 $17.81 $37,040 2.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (3) 11,630 $11.29 $12.39 $25,780 1.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (3) 19,650 $13.75 $15.02 $31,240 1.6 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (3) 4,180 $15.52 $16.08 $33,450 1.6 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators (3) 10,090 $15.73 $16.53 $34,370 1.7 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators (3) (5) $17.57 $17.15 $35,680 2.3 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry (3) 2,140 $11.12 $11.49 $23,900 2.0 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining (3) 4,170 $17.48 $17.71 $36,840 1.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (3) 29,860 $10.08 $11.18 $23,260 2.0 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 27,730 $9.83 $10.62 $22,090 2.3 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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