Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
13,710 7.9 % $17.36 $36,110 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.63 $12.04 $16.35 $21.33 $27.21
Annual Wage (2) $20,030 $25,040 $34,000 $44,360 $56,590

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 foundation and exterior contractors 8,940 $18.26 $37,990 1 6
Building finishing contractors 1,190 $17.82 $37,070 2 8
Residential building construction 860 $14.24 $29,610 3 11
Employment services 570 $14.12 $29,360 4 12
Other miscellaneous store retailers 370 $11.17 $23,230 5 14

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other heavy construction (6) $20.40 $42,440 (6) 1
Nonresidential building construction 170 $19.50 $40,560 7 2
Highway, street, and bridge construction 40 $18.70 $38,890 13 3
Local government (OES designation) 40 $18.57 $38,630 12 4
Other specialty trade contractors (6) $18.35 $38,170 (6) 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
Vermont 140 $22.73 $47,280 0.048% 125
Arizona 660 $13.24 $27,550 0.029% 434
Mississippi 280 $10.46 $21,760 0.026% 514
Rhode Island 110 $15.10 $31,410 0.023% 327
Colorado 480 $19.27 $40,080 0.023% 278

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 980 $24.82 $51,630 0.012% 239
Hawaii 90 $24.80 $51,590 0.016% 119
Vermont 140 $22.73 $47,280 0.048% 125
Nevada 210 $21.68 $45,100 0.020% 206
California 1,290 $21.61 $44,950 0.009% 316

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
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 90 $23.48 $48,830 0.045%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 70 $10.15 $21,110 0.036%
Orange County, CA PMSA 460 $20.37 $42,380 0.032%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 460 $12.83 $26,680 0.029%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 130 $15.86 $32,990 0.025%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA (6) $36.40 $75,700 (6)
New York, NY PMSA 810 $25.49 $53,010 0.020%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 90 $23.48 $48,830 0.045%
San Diego, CA MSA (6) $23.32 $48,500 (6)
Oakland, CA PMSA (6) $23.29 $48,440 (6)

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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