Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Exclude apprentice workers and report them with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2221). Exclude construction laborers who do not primarily assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons, and classify them under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061).

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)
22,150 4.0 % $10.85 $22,570 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.31 $8.37 $10.10 $12.59 $15.63
Annual Wage (2) $15,210 $17,420 $21,010 $26,190 $32,510

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 16,310 $10.70 $22,260
Building foundation and exterior contractors 2,160 $11.75 $24,450
Other specialty trade contractors 780 $10.18 $21,180
Residential building construction 660 $10.71 $22,280
Employment services 400 $9.93 $20,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and secondary schools 40 $16.42 $34,160
Local government (OES designation) 50 $14.97 $31,150
Other heavy construction 340 $12.80 $26,610
Colleges and universities 60 $12.58 $26,170
Building equipment contractors 190 $12.30 $25,580

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 950 $12.04 $25,040 0.082%
Arizona 1,660 $10.65 $22,150 0.070%
Louisiana 1,210 $10.11 $21,030 0.065%
Utah 670 $9.84 $20,460 0.062%
New Mexico 380 $8.71 $18,110 0.050%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 480 $15.73 $32,710 0.006%
Missouri 180 $15.68 $32,620 0.007%
Illinois 360 $15.35 $31,920 0.006%
Delaware 30 $14.52 $30,190 0.007%
Minnesota 300 $14.32 $29,780 0.011%

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 170 $10.01 $20,830 0.141%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 380 $10.77 $22,400 0.126%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 100 $9.41 $19,570 0.092%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 800 $12.02 $25,010 0.091%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 100 $11.18 $23,260 0.085%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA (7) $20.89 $43,450 (7)
Rockford, IL MSA 40 $18.04 $37,520 0.024%
Mobile, AL MSA 90 $17.09 $35,540 0.041%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 200 $15.69 $32,630 0.012%
Chicago, IL PMSA 250 $15.12 $31,450 0.006%

About November 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) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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