Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 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 6,170,410 $16.38 $18.04 $37,520 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 542,440 $24.25 $25.95 $53,980 0.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 18,520 $21.68 $22.29 $46,360 1.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 107,660 $20.07 $20.42 $42,480 0.8 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 16,320 $16.82 $17.75 $36,920 1.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 882,490 $16.78 $18.26 $37,970 0.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40,170 $16.39 $17.72 $36,860 1.4 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 15,800 $15.68 $17.13 $35,640 2.9 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 6,430 $12.88 $13.93 $28,980 2.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 42,930 $17.02 $18.28 $38,020 1.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 191,690 $15.10 $16.36 $34,030 0.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 6,700 $13.45 $15.47 $32,170 5.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 854,840 $12.10 $13.86 $28,830 0.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 61,860 $14.42 $16.07 $33,430 1.4 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 4,450 $21.29 $22.46 $46,720 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 357,080 $17.00 $18.62 $38,730 0.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 113,350 $16.36 $17.71 $36,830 1.2 %
47-2082 Tapers 36,370 $18.78 $19.25 $40,040 1.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 582,920 $20.33 $21.58 $44,900 0.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 43,140 $15.70 $17.63 $36,680 2.4 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 37,000 $14.57 $16.12 $33,530 2.1 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 17,110 $16.03 $17.48 $36,350 1.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 249,560 $14.55 $15.87 $33,010 0.6 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 7,660 $15.73 $16.87 $35,090 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 54,470 $13.68 $15.40 $32,040 1.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 424,360 $19.85 $21.21 $44,110 0.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 54,920 $15.60 $16.96 $35,270 1.5 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 32,660 $16.90 $19.32 $40,190 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 119,820 $14.83 $16.17 $33,630 0.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 184,740 $17.09 $18.63 $38,760 0.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70,240 $20.40 $21.30 $44,300 1.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 61,680 $12.00 $13.40 $27,860 1.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 106,130 $10.38 $10.94 $22,750 0.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 92,820 $11.26 $11.97 $24,890 1.0 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 26,090 $9.87 $10.87 $22,610 2.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 74,820 $10.75 $11.50 $23,930 1.1 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 21,530 $9.93 $10.58 $22,000 1.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 38,310 $9.91 $10.97 $22,820 1.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 82,690 $21.00 $21.86 $45,460 0.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 21,110 $28.23 $27.98 $58,190 1.1 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 23,350 $11.24 $12.27 $25,530 2.6 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 38,550 $16.02 $17.54 $36,480 1.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 136,550 $14.21 $14.61 $30,390 0.5 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 10,430 $18.35 $17.96 $37,360 1.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 16,670 $13.88 $14.73 $30,640 1.4 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 840 $11.74 $13.31 $27,690 4.7 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 81,260 $11.40 $12.71 $26,440 3.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 13,880 $16.11 $16.74 $34,810 1.5 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 13,860 $17.11 $18.68 $38,860 1.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 16,210 $14.75 $16.05 $33,380 1.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 19,320 $16.07 $17.18 $35,740 1.8 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 5,290 $17.16 $17.85 $37,130 1.5 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 8,060 $17.87 $17.71 $36,840 1.6 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 3,900 $17.96 $17.95 $37,330 2.1 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 2,710 $16.45 $17.17 $35,710 1.9 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 3,180 $12.54 $13.43 $27,940 3.4 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 4,290 $18.70 $18.54 $38,570 1.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 32,280 $11.94 $12.74 $26,500 1.6 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 26,430 $12.66 $13.23 $27,520 1.2 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 10,450 $15.66 $16.37 $34,050 3.9 %

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

(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 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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