Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 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 6,085,510 $16.04 $17.62 $36,650 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 516,540 $23.43 $25.06 $52,130 0.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 20,270 $20.79 $20.92 $43,510 1.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 107,900 $19.98 $20.36 $42,350 0.8 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 13,710 $16.35 $17.36 $36,110 2.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 852,080 $16.47 $17.75 $36,920 0.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 37,720 $15.82 $17.00 $35,360 1.3 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 15,070 $16.75 $17.19 $35,760 3.1 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 6,700 $13.08 $14.14 $29,420 2.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 36,900 $17.12 $17.95 $37,340 1.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180,540 $14.80 $16.23 $33,760 0.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 6,140 $13.32 $14.64 $30,460 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 837,650 $11.86 $13.64 $28,380 0.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 57,980 $14.06 $15.86 $32,980 1.5 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 4,390 $23.16 $22.72 $47,260 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 343,640 $16.84 $18.39 $38,260 0.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 111,970 $16.19 $17.56 $36,530 1.2 %
47-2082 Tapers 33,540 $18.81 $19.33 $40,200 1.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 584,010 $20.04 $21.20 $44,090 0.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 46,230 $15.53 $17.16 $35,690 2.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 52,170 $14.04 $15.83 $32,940 1.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 247,880 $14.12 $15.36 $31,960 0.5 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 8,910 $15.40 $16.45 $34,220 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 51,940 $13.73 $15.38 $32,000 1.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 433,600 $19.69 $20.89 $43,450 0.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 53,530 $15.90 $17.17 $35,720 1.5 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 30,250 $16.80 $18.91 $39,330 2.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 118,390 $14.43 $15.78 $32,820 0.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 189,590 $16.83 $18.16 $37,780 0.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70,420 $19.58 $20.49 $42,610 1.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 59,890 $11.64 $12.99 $27,010 1.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 98,180 $10.37 $10.93 $22,740 0.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 93,520 $11.27 $12.01 $24,980 1.3 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 29,130 $9.81 $10.97 $22,820 3.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 77,580 $10.77 $11.50 $23,920 1.0 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 21,490 $9.96 $10.64 $22,140 1.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 79,720 $20.50 $21.36 $44,430 0.7 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 21,470 $26.90 $26.86 $55,860 1.3 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 22,550 $10.85 $12.18 $25,340 3.3 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 36,590 $15.72 $17.30 $35,970 1.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140,450 $13.77 $14.21 $29,550 0.5 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 11,170 $17.29 $16.91 $35,170 1.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 16,310 $13.45 $14.26 $29,670 1.7 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 1,710 $12.76 $14.30 $29,740 6.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 15,080 $14.69 $15.58 $32,400 1.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 14,830 $16.78 $17.99 $37,420 2.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 12,640 $14.41 $15.93 $33,140 2.0 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 19,970 $15.65 $16.46 $34,230 1.5 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 5,140 $16.97 $17.52 $36,450 1.5 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 7,610 $17.17 $17.18 $35,730 1.4 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 4,460 $17.56 $17.49 $36,370 1.8 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 3,240 $12.88 $13.76 $28,620 3.1 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 3,980 $18.54 $18.49 $38,460 1.0 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 32,720 $10.70 $11.84 $24,640 2.5 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 28,860 $12.63 $13.21 $27,480 1.3 %

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

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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