Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair metal and wooden fences and fence gates around highways, industrial establishments, residences, or farms, using hand and power tools.

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)
22,570 8.9 % $12.57 $26,140 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.59 $11.70 $14.73 $18.44
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $19,950 $24,340 $30,640 $38,350

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other specialty trade contractors 17,260 $12.50 $25,990
Building material and supplies dealers 2,840 $11.67 $24,280
Other heavy construction 620 $10.76 $22,380
Building foundation and exterior contractors 580 $13.62 $28,320
Building equipment contractors 150 $11.84 $24,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Employment services 70 $14.37 $29,900
Architectural and structural metals mfg. (7) $13.63 $28,340
Building foundation and exterior contractors 580 $13.62 $28,320
Remediation and other waste services 110 $13.15 $27,350
Other specialty trade contractors 17,260 $12.50 $25,990

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
Kentucky 1,180 $11.29 $23,490 0.068%
Hawaii 220 $11.30 $23,510 0.038%
Nevada 360 $11.33 $23,560 0.031%
Iowa 450 $11.56 $24,040 0.031%
Arkansas 290 $12.33 $25,640 0.026%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Illinois 340 $17.45 $36,300 0.006%
Connecticut 290 $16.49 $34,290 0.018%
Massachusetts 340 $16.13 $33,560 0.011%
Michigan (7) $15.52 $32,280 (7)
Washington (7) $15.50 $32,230 (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
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 280 $9.76 $20,310 0.186%
Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 40 $12.20 $25,380 0.048%
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 70 $13.30 $27,670 0.033%
San Diego, CA MSA 330 $13.13 $27,320 0.026%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 200 $11.90 $24,760 0.023%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Chicago, IL PMSA (7) $20.32 $42,270 (7)
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA (7) $17.57 $36,550 (7)
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA (7) $17.33 $36,050 (7)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (7) $16.50 $34,310 (7)
Brockton, MA PMSA (7) $16.01 $33,300 (7)

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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