Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to 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)
15,800 7.4 % $17.13 $35,640 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $11.80 $15.68 $20.93 $28.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,670 $24,540 $32,600 $43,540 $58,420

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 finishing contractors 10,970 $17.43 $36,260
Home furnishings stores 3,500 $16.94 $35,240
Furniture stores 180 $15.51 $32,250
Residential building construction 150 $10.15 $21,110
Building material and supplies dealers 140 $20.52 $42,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and secondary schools 50 $20.76 $43,180
Building material and supplies dealers 140 $20.52 $42,690
Building finishing contractors 10,970 $17.43 $36,260
Home furnishings stores 3,500 $16.94 $35,240
Furniture stores 180 $15.51 $32,250

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
Nebraska 260 $23.69 $49,280 0.029%
Oregon 410 $16.98 $35,310 0.026%
Maryland 640 $17.67 $36,740 0.026%
California 3,790 $19.04 $39,600 0.026%
Nevada 280 $20.94 $43,550 0.025%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 100 $25.35 $52,720 0.018%
Nebraska 260 $23.69 $49,280 0.029%
Illinois 730 $22.57 $46,940 0.013%
Nevada 280 $20.94 $43,550 0.025%
Colorado 210 $20.88 $43,430 0.010%

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
Bakersfield, CA MSA 150 $16.04 $33,370 0.064%
Omaha, NE-IA MSA 250 $24.13 $50,180 0.060%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR MSA 80 $17.61 $36,640 0.047%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 530 $18.06 $37,570 0.043%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 30 $17.23 $35,840 0.039%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 220 $25.27 $52,570 0.026%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA (7) $24.65 $51,260 (7)
San Francisco, CA PMSA (7) $24.55 $51,070 (7)
Honolulu, HI MSA 80 $24.33 $50,600 0.020%
Omaha, NE-IA MSA 250 $24.13 $50,180 0.060%

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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