Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 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 sectors 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(XLS).

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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 6,124,600 $15.94 $17.47 $36,340 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 508,620 $22.92 $24.50 $50,960 0.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 24,560 $20.17 $20.46 $42,550 1.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 109,900 $20.11 $20.48 $42,600 0.7 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 12,870 $16.36 $17.08 $35,530 2.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 856,750 $16.44 $17.71 $36,840 0.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 38,320 $15.67 $16.79 $34,920 1.1 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 14,840 $16.15 $16.82 $34,990 2.5 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 7,740 $13.22 $14.51 $30,180 2.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 33,550 $17.20 $18.15 $37,740 1.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 177,930 $14.74 $16.25 $33,800 0.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 6,130 $13.42 $14.82 $30,830 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 830,860 $11.90 $13.73 $28,570 0.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 58,760 $13.87 $15.62 $32,490 1.3 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 4,670 $21.84 $22.10 $45,980 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 343,710 $16.94 $18.42 $38,320 0.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 111,600 $16.21 $17.48 $36,350 0.9 %
47-2082 Tapers 33,320 $18.75 $19.49 $40,550 0.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 593,010 $19.90 $21.11 $43,910 0.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 46,950 $15.20 $16.67 $34,660 1.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 51,740 $13.91 $15.63 $32,500 1.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 257,140 $13.98 $15.20 $31,620 0.4 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 9,450 $15.22 $16.21 $33,720 2.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 52,380 $13.70 $15.26 $31,740 0.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 438,560 $19.31 $20.49 $42,630 0.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 54,290 $15.91 $17.07 $35,500 1.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 29,540 $17.66 $19.54 $40,640 1.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 117,140 $14.51 $15.88 $33,020 0.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 197,110 $16.62 $18.08 $37,620 0.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 74,700 $19.55 $20.37 $42,360 1.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60,740 $11.73 $13.06 $27,170 1.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 97,900 $10.34 $10.90 $22,670 0.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 97,690 $11.10 $11.80 $24,540 1.2 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 31,320 $9.66 $10.70 $22,260 1.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 78,570 $10.69 $11.30 $23,510 0.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 21,940 $9.85 $10.47 $21,780 1.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 75,190 $20.01 $20.71 $43,070 0.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 20,920 $25.99 $25.74 $53,540 1.4 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 21,730 $10.65 $12.10 $25,170 3.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 37,350 $15.61 $17.12 $35,610 1.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 146,290 $13.65 $14.06 $29,250 0.5 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 10,450 $16.90 $16.75 $34,840 1.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 15,530 $13.43 $14.30 $29,750 1.7 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 2,100 $12.95 $14.25 $29,630 3.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 14,120 $14.34 $15.28 $31,780 1.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 13,110 $16.23 $17.46 $36,320 1.8 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 12,310 $13.78 $15.13 $31,480 1.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 19,830 $15.62 $16.56 $34,450 1.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 4,850 $16.88 $17.33 $36,050 1.2 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 8,100 $16.75 $17.06 $35,490 1.2 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 5,060 $18.07 $18.02 $37,490 1.7 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 2,610 $12.58 $13.49 $28,070 1.9 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 3,980 $18.47 $18.28 $38,020 1.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 31,960 $10.71 $11.62 $24,160 1.3 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 28,690 $12.12 $12.86 $26,750 1.0 %

About 2002 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. 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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2002 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2002 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download 2002 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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