Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
16,320 7.1 % $17.75 $36,920 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.97 $12.74 $16.82 $21.45 $27.23
Annual Wage (2) $20,740 $26,510 $34,980 $44,620 $56,640

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building foundation and exterior contractors 10,480 $18.38 $38,240
Building finishing contractors 1,440 $18.08 $37,600
Residential building construction 1,400 $15.99 $33,260
Employment services 540 $14.62 $30,410
Other specialty trade contractors 480 $17.89 $37,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Highway, street, and bridge construction (7) $21.69 $45,110
Nonresidential building construction 280 $20.12 $41,850
Local government (OES designation) 40 $19.99 $41,580
Building foundation and exterior contractors 10,480 $18.38 $38,240
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 140 $18.33 $38,130

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
Arizona 1,090 $13.71 $28,510 0.047%
Rhode Island 210 $15.05 $31,290 0.044%
Montana 150 $19.18 $39,900 0.037%
Utah 360 $17.06 $35,490 0.034%
Nevada 310 $19.95 $41,490 0.028%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 60 $25.99 $54,060 0.010%
New York 1,190 $24.62 $51,220 0.014%
Vermont (7) $23.81 $49,530 (7)
Hawaii 110 $22.63 $47,080 0.019%
Wyoming 30 $21.53 $44,780 0.012%

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 60 $18.15 $37,740 0.051%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 80 $17.71 $36,840 0.047%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 740 $13.11 $27,260 0.045%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 230 $15.69 $32,640 0.043%
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 280 $15.06 $31,320 0.040%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland, CA PMSA (7) $30.02 $62,440 (7)
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA (7) $27.58 $57,360 (7)
San Francisco, CA PMSA (7) $25.87 $53,820 (7)
New York, NY PMSA 970 $24.62 $51,210 0.024%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 70 $24.38 $50,710 0.035%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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