Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
54,290 5.3 % $17.07 $35,500 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $12.33 $15.91 $20.67 $26.81
Annual Wage (2) $20,660 $25,640 $33,100 $42,990 $55,760

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Building finishing contractors 38,240 $17.13 $35,640 1 10
Building foundation and exterior contractors 8,650 $16.20 $33,700 2 14
Residential building construction 1,660 $17.69 $36,790 3 7
Nonresidential building construction 1,340 $17.51 $36,420 4 8
Other specialty trade contractors 1,330 $16.95 $35,250 5 11

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Elementary and secondary schools 70 $22.37 $46,520 12 1
Federal government (OES designation) 40 $20.45 $42,530 15 2
General medical and surgical hospitals 90 $20.04 $41,690 11 3
Highway, street, and bridge construction 60 $18.83 $39,170 14 4
Services to buildings and dwellings 250 $18.45 $38,370 7 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 2,470 $16.97 $35,300 0.234% 310
Arizona 3,640 $14.45 $30,050 0.162% 347
Utah 1,270 $15.68 $32,620 0.122% 295
New Mexico 890 $14.06 $29,240 0.122% 311
California 17,330 $17.48 $36,360 0.120% 380

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Massachusetts 500 $26.96 $56,070 0.016% 138
Illinois 1,250 $26.46 $55,030 0.022% 109
New York 1,740 $25.43 $52,890 0.021% 197
Alaska 100 $24.24 $50,430 0.035% 141
Hawaii 320 $22.07 $45,910 0.058% 170

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 990 $16.34 $33,980 0.491%
Naples, FL MSA 490 $17.94 $37,310 0.440%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 3,490 $17.67 $36,750 0.327%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,520 $17.00 $35,360 0.319%
Ocala, FL MSA 240 $11.96 $24,870 0.288%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 190 $32.28 $67,130 0.010%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 440 $31.92 $66,390 0.037%
New Bedford, MA PMSA (6) $29.70 $61,770 (6)
Chicago, IL PMSA 700 $28.22 $58,690 0.018%
Yolo, CA PMSA (6) $27.46 $57,120 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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