Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair metal and wooden fences and fence gates around highways, industrial establishments, residences, or farms, using hand and power tools.

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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)
21,730 11.6 % $12.10 $25,170 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.97 $8.79 $10.65 $14.46 $19.53
Annual Wage (2) $14,500 $18,280 $22,160 $30,080 $40,620

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
Other specialty trade contractors 14,990 $11.99 $24,940 1 8
Building material and supplies dealers 1,540 $11.43 $23,770 2 10
Other heavy construction 1,440 $10.04 $20,880 3 17
Building foundation and exterior contractors 1,090 $13.56 $28,210 4 6
Highway, street, and bridge construction 480 $19.77 $41,120 5 2

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Services to buildings and dwellings 50 $20.06 $41,730 12 1
Highway, street, and bridge construction 480 $19.77 $41,120 5 2
Remediation and other waste services 110 $15.54 $32,330 8 3
Lumber and const. supply merchant wholesalers 240 $13.88 $28,860 7 4
Spring and wire product manufacturing 50 $13.58 $28,240 13 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
Connecticut 660 $15.60 $32,440 0.040% 393
Utah 410 $10.83 $22,540 0.039% 483
California 5,700 $11.48 $23,880 0.039% 585
Arizona 730 $10.69 $22,230 0.033% 495
Kentucky 550 $12.97 $26,980 0.032% 369

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wisconsin (6) $18.79 $39,090 (6) 266
Massachusetts 560 $17.44 $36,280 0.017% 367
Connecticut 660 $15.60 $32,440 0.040% 393
Nevada 180 $15.07 $31,350 0.017% 355
Michigan 560 $14.90 $30,990 0.013% 435

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
Redding, CA MSA 70 $14.18 $29,490 0.108%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 630 $14.04 $29,200 0.086%
Medford-Ashland, OR MSA 60 $11.67 $24,270 0.081%
Greenville, NC MSA 40 $9.14 $19,020 0.060%
Binghamton, NY MSA 60 $10.54 $21,930 0.052%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Diego, CA MSA 200 $20.89 $43,450 0.016%
Oakland, CA PMSA (6) $19.35 $40,250 (6)
Detroit, MI PMSA (6) $18.10 $37,640 (6)
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 420 $17.82 $37,060 0.022%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (6) $16.79 $34,920 (6)

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(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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