Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
11,920 6.0 % $19.16 $39,850 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.33 $13.90 $17.87 $22.83 $29.50
Annual Wage (2) $23,560 $28,910 $37,180 $47,480 $61,370


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,470 0.91 $19.84 $41,270
Building Finishing Contractors 1,800 0.27 $18.35 $38,170
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 770 1.16 $17.91 $37,260
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.11 $18.74 $38,980
Residential Building Construction 480 0.08 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 770 1.16 $17.91 $37,260
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,470 0.91 $19.84 $41,270
Building Finishing Contractors 1,800 0.27 $18.35 $38,170
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.11 $18.74 $38,980
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 220 0.08 $12.24 $25,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $25.22 $52,460
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 350 0.02 $20.81 $43,280
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,470 0.91 $19.84 $41,270
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.11 $18.74 $38,980
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.60 $38,680


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,930 0.14 1.47 $21.52 $44,760
Texas 1,080 0.11 1.14 $13.81 $28,710
New York 720 0.09 0.92 $20.94 $43,560
Pennsylvania 690 0.13 1.34 $20.86 $43,400
Maryland 590 0.24 2.57 $17.62 $36,660




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 250 0.42 4.48 $16.77 $34,890
Vermont 90 0.31 3.26 $20.50 $42,640
Colorado 580 0.27 2.88 $18.27 $38,010
Montana 110 0.26 2.78 $17.95 $37,350
Hawaii 150 0.26 2.74 $23.67 $49,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 510 0.16 1.75 $27.02 $56,200
Nevada 170 0.15 1.62 $26.91 $55,970
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $25.60 $53,240
Hawaii 150 0.26 2.74 $23.67 $49,240
California 1,930 0.14 1.47 $21.52 $44,760

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 1.48 $25.73 $53,520
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 380 0.69 7.33 $17.50 $36,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.78 $22.35 $46,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 320 0.28 3.01 $17.54 $36,490
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.32 3.46 $17.79 $37,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.11 1.14 $19.14 $39,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.13 1.33 $27.53 $57,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 220 0.13 1.39 $17.25 $35,880
Pittsburgh, PA 160 0.14 1.54 $20.39 $42,420
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 160 0.19 2.05 $26.68 $55,500




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.75 8.02 $18.45 $38,370
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 380 0.69 7.33 $17.50 $36,400
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.42 4.51 (8) (8)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.34 3.58 $22.19 $46,160
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.33 3.48 $27.76 $57,750
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.32 3.46 $17.79 $37,000
Stockton, CA 60 0.32 3.40 $22.86 $47,540
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.30 3.17 $25.51 $53,060
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.28 3.02 $19.11 $39,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 320 0.28 3.01 $17.54 $36,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $33.38 $69,440
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $28.05 $58,350
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.33 3.48 $27.76 $57,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.13 1.33 $27.53 $57,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 160 0.19 2.05 $26.68 $55,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.14 1.48 $25.73 $53,520
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.30 3.17 $25.51 $53,060
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.18 1.96 $24.76 $51,510
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.26 $24.36 $50,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.06 0.67 $23.28 $48,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 150 2.16 22.99 $15.44 $32,120
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 6.08 $20.59 $42,820
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 6.86 $18.74 $38,970
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.09 $19.61 $40,790
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 5.50 $14.12 $29,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 150 2.16 22.99 $15.44 $32,120
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 6.86 $18.74 $38,970
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 6.08 $20.59 $42,820
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 5.50 $14.12 $29,370
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.67 $20.16 $41,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.83 $53,720
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.18 $50,300
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 6.08 $20.59 $42,820
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.67 $20.16 $41,940
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.09 $19.61 $40,790


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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