Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Exclude apprentice workers and report them with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2221). Exclude construction laborers who do not primarily assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons, and classify them under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061).

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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)
31,320 6.9 % $10.70 $22,260 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.17 $8.05 $9.66 $12.12 $15.67
Annual Wage (2) $14,920 $16,750 $20,100 $25,210 $32,590

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 22,580 $10.57 $21,990 1 9
Building foundation and exterior contractors 2,620 $11.62 $24,170 2 5
Residential building construction 1,370 $10.74 $22,330 3 8
Building equipment contractors 810 $10.23 $21,270 4 10
Nonresidential building construction 790 $11.22 $23,350 5 6

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Activities related to real estate (6) $19.97 $41,540 (6) 1
Services to buildings and dwellings (6) $12.72 $26,460 (6) 2
Colleges and universities 60 $12.16 $25,300 12 3
Traveler accommodation 40 $12.05 $25,070 14 4
Building foundation and exterior contractors 2,620 $11.62 $24,170 2 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
Arizona 2,750 $9.24 $19,230 0.122% 552
Utah 700 $9.33 $19,410 0.067% 541
Louisiana 1,090 $10.16 $21,130 0.059% 518
Nevada 570 $10.88 $22,630 0.054% 493
California 7,390 $10.32 $21,470 0.051% 626

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Illinois (6) $22.62 $47,050 (6) 207
Minnesota 340 $14.78 $30,740 0.013% 428
Alaska 80 $14.70 $30,590 0.028% 318
Connecticut 190 $14.44 $30,030 0.012% 423
Delaware 50 $13.73 $28,560 0.012% 336

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
Naples, FL MSA 260 $11.53 $23,980 0.234%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 2,090 $9.31 $19,370 0.132%
Tucson, AZ MSA 410 $8.93 $18,570 0.124%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 360 $10.78 $22,420 0.123%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 200 $9.98 $20,750 0.112%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Rockford, IL MSA (6) $21.18 $44,040 (6)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 200 $16.53 $34,390 0.017%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 240 $15.95 $33,170 0.014%
Hartford, CT MSA (6) $15.62 $32,500 (6)
Chicago, IL PMSA 170 $15.32 $31,860 0.004%

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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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