Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to 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)
9,480 6.5 % $18.99 $39,490 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $13.14 $17.36 $23.20 $30.65
Annual Wage (2) $20,970 $27,330 $36,100 $48,250 $63,760


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)
Building Finishing Contractors 5,850 0.88 $19.89 $41,380
Home Furnishings Stores 2,620 1.16 $17.23 $35,840
Employment Services 50 0.00 $15.52 $32,280
Residential Building Construction 40 0.01 $20.67 $42,990
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $13.48 $28,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 2,620 1.16 $17.23 $35,840
Building Finishing Contractors 5,850 0.88 $19.89 $41,380
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $13.48 $28,030
Residential Building Construction 40 0.01 $20.67 $42,990
Employment Services 50 0.00 $15.52 $32,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 40 0.01 $20.67 $42,990
Building Finishing Contractors 5,850 0.88 $19.89 $41,380
Home Furnishings Stores 2,620 1.16 $17.23 $35,840
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $17.19 $35,750
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $16.58 $34,490


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 1,580 0.11 1.51 $21.40 $44,500
New York 570 0.07 0.91 $16.72 $34,770
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.35 $18.33 $38,130
North Carolina 460 0.12 1.62 $14.00 $29,120
Massachusetts 420 0.14 1.81 $24.08 $50,090




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)
Montana 100 0.23 3.02 $13.03 $27,100
Massachusetts 420 0.14 1.81 $24.08 $50,090
Hawaii 80 0.13 1.77 $25.83 $53,720
Nebraska 110 0.12 1.64 $18.06 $37,570
North Carolina 460 0.12 1.62 $14.00 $29,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 370 0.07 0.90 $32.59 $67,790
New Jersey 190 0.05 0.67 $28.60 $59,480
Missouri 60 0.03 0.34 $28.19 $58,640
Hawaii 80 0.13 1.77 $25.83 $53,720
Minnesota 80 0.03 0.42 $25.13 $52,280

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 420 0.11 1.47 $22.81 $47,450
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.98 $37.73 $78,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.11 1.53 $17.95 $37,340
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 140 0.17 2.27 $18.13 $37,710
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.24 3.16 $14.49 $30,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.23 $20.54 $42,720
Pittsburgh, PA 100 0.09 1.21 $18.28 $38,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.11 1.50 $31.40 $65,310
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.26 3.42 $17.90 $37,220
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.26 $18.54 $38,550




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)
Billings, MT 70 0.87 11.61 $14.50 $30,160
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.42 5.60 $14.17 $29,470
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.40 5.33 $15.35 $31,920
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.31 4.10 $14.77 $30,720
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.26 3.42 $17.90 $37,220
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.24 3.16 $14.49 $30,150
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.23 3.12 $14.51 $30,180
Honolulu, HI 70 0.18 2.37 $26.11 $54,300
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 140 0.17 2.27 $18.13 $37,710
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.15 2.00 $21.37 $44,440




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.98 $37.73 $78,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.11 1.50 $31.40 $65,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.91 $29.26 $60,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $27.77 $57,770
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $26.74 $55,610
Honolulu, HI 70 0.18 2.37 $26.11 $54,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.04 0.50 $25.74 $53,530
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $25.41 $52,860
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.74 $23.66 $49,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.17 $48,180


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.

(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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