Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

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)
54,920 5.5 % $16.96 $35,270 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.80 $12.27 $15.60 $20.32 $26.84
Annual Wage (2) $20,390 $25,520 $32,440 $42,270 $55,830

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 39,680 $17.17 $35,720
Building foundation and exterior contractors 7,780 $16.17 $33,620
Other specialty trade contractors 2,190 $16.96 $35,270
Residential building construction 1,530 $14.88 $30,950
Nonresidential building construction 1,190 $17.01 $35,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) (7) $22.49 $46,780
Highway, street, and bridge construction 70 $21.75 $45,230
General medical and surgical hospitals 60 $21.20 $44,090
Elementary and secondary schools 50 $20.18 $41,960
Services to buildings and dwellings (7) $19.54 $40,650

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
Nevada 3,100 $17.33 $36,050 0.278%
Utah 1,660 $16.11 $33,500 0.157%
Arizona 3,460 $13.79 $28,690 0.150%
California 19,580 $17.35 $36,080 0.135%
New Mexico 970 $12.50 $26,000 0.128%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 1,600 $27.66 $57,520 0.019%
Minnesota 540 $27.27 $56,710 0.021%
Washington 800 $26.23 $54,570 0.031%
Illinois 990 $25.74 $53,540 0.017%
Alaska (7) $24.06 $50,050 (7)

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
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 1,030 $18.56 $38,590 0.496%
Naples, FL MSA 440 $18.19 $37,830 0.375%
Ocala, FL MSA 310 $13.12 $27,300 0.355%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 3,020 $17.41 $36,210 0.355%
Punta Gorda, FL MSA 110 $17.94 $37,320 0.286%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 330 $35.20 $73,220 0.025%
Yolo, CA PMSA (7) $29.58 $61,520 (7)
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 370 $28.75 $59,790 0.022%
Chicago, IL PMSA 490 $27.92 $58,070 0.012%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 530 $27.71 $57,630 0.056%

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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