Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Construction and Extraction Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,239,430 $15.57 $17.05 $35,450 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 514,750 $22.39 $23.77 $49,430 0.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 24,390 $19.06 $19.50 $40,570 1.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 109,840 $20.00 $20.36 $42,340 0.8 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 11,880 $15.60 $16.26 $33,820 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 851,610 $16.09 $17.36 $36,110 0.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 36,340 $15.13 $16.48 $34,290 1.4 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 13,560 $15.14 $16.42 $34,160 2.2 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 8,230 $12.47 $13.75 $28,590 2.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 30,390 $17.02 $18.17 $37,790 1.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 176,590 $14.25 $15.67 $32,590 1.4 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 5,800 $13.80 $15.02 $31,240 3.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 825,390 $11.57 $13.36 $27,790 0.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 57,880 $13.60 $15.27 $31,760 1.5 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 4,950 $19.86 $20.59 $42,820 2.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 353,650 $16.42 $17.86 $37,160 0.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 121,450 $15.87 $17.07 $35,500 1.0 %
47-2082 Tapers 37,920 $18.20 $18.86 $39,220 1.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 625,560 $19.60 $20.75 $43,160 0.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 46,960 $14.68 $16.11 $33,510 2.6 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 54,270 $13.46 $15.04 $31,280 1.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 256,220 $13.66 $14.83 $30,840 0.5 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 9,320 $15.07 $15.76 $32,780 2.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 56,190 $13.55 $14.94 $31,080 1.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 438,290 $18.61 $19.78 $41,140 0.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 53,790 $15.79 $16.98 $35,310 1.4 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 29,610 $16.70 $18.33 $38,130 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 118,160 $14.16 $15.55 $32,350 1.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 207,960 $15.97 $17.48 $36,350 0.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 78,700 $18.72 $19.55 $40,660 1.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 64,730 $11.35 $12.79 $26,590 1.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 99,490 $10.19 $10.69 $22,240 0.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 108,070 $10.65 $11.38 $23,680 0.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 29,750 $9.36 $10.46 $21,770 3.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 79,980 $10.50 $11.10 $23,090 0.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 24,200 $9.59 $10.09 $20,980 0.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 72,200 $19.32 $19.81 $41,200 0.5 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 26,450 $24.82 $24.39 $50,730 1.6 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 20,550 $10.50 $12.06 $25,090 3.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 36,660 $15.29 $16.59 $34,510 1.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 148,390 $13.23 $13.70 $28,490 0.5 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 11,680 $16.30 $16.40 $34,110 1.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 16,200 $13.11 $13.75 $28,590 2.3 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 2,670 $12.58 $13.58 $28,240 3.4 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 15,150 $13.70 $14.84 $30,870 2.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 15,560 $15.87 $17.14 $35,640 2.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 13,320 $13.11 $14.47 $30,100 1.9 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 19,630 $15.39 $16.29 $33,870 1.4 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 4,790 $16.32 $16.79 $34,920 1.5 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 9,560 $16.17 $16.50 $34,320 1.3 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 5,860 $16.99 $17.19 $35,760 1.8 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 2,710 $12.95 $13.92 $28,940 2.0 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 3,990 $18.02 $17.83 $37,080 1.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 37,010 $10.16 $11.25 $23,400 2.6 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 30,910 $11.75 $12.46 $25,910 1.1 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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 mean 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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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 Date: December 23, 2002

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