Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


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)
5,740 8.3 % $16.45 $34,220 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.16 $12.26 $15.07 $19.63 $25.06
Annual Wage (2) $21,130 $25,500 $31,340 $40,830 $52,120


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 4,730 0.71 $16.76 $34,870
Home Furnishings Stores 240 0.11 $18.62 $38,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 180 0.03 $14.38 $29,910
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $13.15 $27,350
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 0.00 $14.11 $29,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 4,730 0.71 $16.76 $34,870
Home Furnishings Stores 240 0.11 $18.62 $38,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 180 0.03 $14.38 $29,910
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $13.15 $27,350
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 0.00 $14.11 $29,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 240 0.11 $18.62 $38,740
Building Finishing Contractors 4,730 0.71 $16.76 $34,870
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 180 0.03 $14.38 $29,910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 (7) $14.11 $29,340
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $13.15 $27,350


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 750 0.05 1.17 $21.07 $43,820
Minnesota 400 0.15 3.41 $20.04 $41,680
Illinois 380 0.07 1.51 $17.73 $36,890
North Carolina 300 0.08 1.77 $14.03 $29,180
New York 290 0.04 0.78 $15.10 $31,410




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)
Vermont 80 0.27 5.98 $17.39 $36,180
Minnesota 400 0.15 3.41 $20.04 $41,680
South Carolina 210 0.12 2.61 $12.74 $26,500
Maryland 270 0.11 2.41 $15.89 $33,060
Arkansas 110 0.10 2.13 $15.79 $32,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 70 0.03 0.62 $25.48 $52,990
California 750 0.05 1.17 $21.07 $43,820
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $21.01 $43,700
Minnesota 400 0.15 3.41 $20.04 $41,680
Pennsylvania 140 0.03 0.58 $19.24 $40,010

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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.23 5.18 $20.14 $41,880
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 2.02 $18.79 $39,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.78 $14.37 $29,880
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 130 0.15 3.39 $11.71 $24,360
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 2.02 $18.14 $37,730
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 1.97 $16.65 $34,630
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.64 $31.64 $65,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.04 0.80 $25.76 $53,570
Tulsa, OK 40 0.09 1.99 $20.55 $42,750
San Antonio, TX 40 0.04 0.95 $10.86 $22,580




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)
Wilmington, NC 40 0.26 5.80 $15.35 $31,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.23 5.18 $20.14 $41,880
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 130 0.15 3.39 $11.71 $24,360
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 2.02 $18.79 $39,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 2.02 $18.14 $37,730
Tulsa, OK 40 0.09 1.99 $20.55 $42,750
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 1.97 $16.65 $34,630
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.64 $31.64 $65,810
San Antonio, TX 40 0.04 0.95 $10.86 $22,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.04 0.80 $25.76 $53,570




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.64 $31.64 $65,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.04 0.80 $25.76 $53,570
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $20.93 $43,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $43,030
Tulsa, OK 40 0.09 1.99 $20.55 $42,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.23 5.18 $20.14 $41,880
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 2.02 $18.79 $39,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.42 $38,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.40 $38,280
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 2.02 $18.14 $37,730


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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