Occupational Employment Statistics

November 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 6,303,180 $16.51 $18.21 $37,890 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 549,130 $24.51 $26.31 $54,720 0.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 17,640 $22.50 $22.91 $47,640 1.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 114,400 $20.14 $20.56 $42,770 0.9 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 15,450 $16.70 $17.92 $37,280 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 913,130 $16.90 $18.39 $38,250 0.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40,400 $16.05 $17.64 $36,690 1.4 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 15,230 $16.05 $17.90 $37,240 3.8 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 6,060 $12.71 $14.13 $29,400 3.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 45,030 $17.39 $18.67 $38,840 1.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 195,020 $15.06 $16.38 $34,070 0.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 6,960 $13.89 $15.67 $32,590 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 892,940 $12.14 $13.91 $28,920 0.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 62,400 $14.53 $16.11 $33,500 1.2 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 4,550 $21.60 $22.85 $47,530 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 369,280 $17.07 $18.69 $38,870 0.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 122,240 $16.67 $18.00 $37,430 1.0 %
47-2082 Tapers 37,930 $18.81 $19.47 $40,500 1.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 621,050 $20.30 $21.73 $45,200 0.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 45,930 $15.63 $17.42 $36,240 1.6 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 36,630 $15.16 $16.86 $35,060 2.7 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 19,440 $16.36 $18.47 $38,420 2.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 248,900 $14.67 $16.05 $33,380 0.6 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 7,330 $15.70 $17.01 $35,380 2.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 54,120 $13.68 $15.45 $32,130 0.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 423,280 $20.13 $21.40 $44,510 0.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 50,810 $15.88 $17.13 $35,640 1.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 31,000 $16.61 $18.98 $39,470 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 117,360 $15.05 $16.36 $34,040 0.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 181,720 $17.29 $18.78 $39,070 0.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 71,310 $20.39 $21.55 $44,820 1.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 59,790 $11.93 $13.23 $27,520 1.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 108,870 $10.45 $11.01 $22,890 0.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90,080 $11.34 $11.99 $24,940 0.9 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 22,150 $10.10 $10.85 $22,570 1.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 74,480 $10.91 $11.71 $24,350 1.1 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 22,000 $9.90 $10.45 $21,730 1.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 38,880 $10.08 $11.17 $23,240 1.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 86,240 $21.12 $22.05 $45,870 0.7 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 20,810 $28.49 $28.20 $58,660 1.1 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 22,570 $11.70 $12.57 $26,140 1.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 38,920 $15.87 $17.47 $36,330 1.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 139,740 $14.41 $14.73 $30,640 0.6 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 11,940 $19.03 $18.70 $38,900 1.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 16,960 $14.48 $15.27 $31,770 1.9 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 430 $11.87 $13.53 $28,140 5.1 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 70,820 $12.65 $13.74 $28,580 2.3 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 13,480 $16.25 $17.14 $35,640 1.4 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 13,840 $17.24 $18.92 $39,350 1.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 17,290 $14.87 $16.76 $34,860 2.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 18,090 $16.14 $17.34 $36,060 1.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 5,150 $17.69 $18.58 $38,640 1.7 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 8,630 $18.03 $17.92 $37,280 1.8 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 4,910 $18.30 $18.10 $37,650 1.8 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 2,430 $16.94 $17.57 $36,540 1.8 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 3,370 $12.87 $13.66 $28,400 2.7 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 4,140 $18.64 $18.56 $38,610 1.0 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 35,120 $11.63 $12.48 $25,960 1.8 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 25,500 $12.77 $13.37 $27,820 1.1 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 9,860 $16.05 $17.21 $35,800 4.5 %

About November 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



November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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