Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2142 Paperhangers

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.


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)
4,040 15.3 % $19.82 $41,230 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.80 $15.18 $18.08 $23.99 $31.70
Annual Wage (2) $24,550 $31,570 $37,600 $49,900 $65,940


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 2,620 0.39 $21.63 $44,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,280 0.31 $15.65 $32,550

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 2,620 0.39 $21.63 $44,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,280 0.31 $15.65 $32,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $27.32 $56,820
Building Finishing Contractors 2,620 0.39 $21.63 $44,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,280 0.31 $15.65 $32,550


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 1,110 0.08 2.48 $21.42 $44,540
New York 400 0.05 1.51 $22.97 $47,770
Texas 280 0.03 0.85 $13.27 $27,600
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.57 $17.38 $36,150
Illinois 260 0.05 1.51 $18.48 $38,440




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)
California 1,110 0.08 2.48 $21.42 $44,540
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.57 $17.38 $36,150
New York 400 0.05 1.51 $22.97 $47,770
Illinois 260 0.05 1.51 $18.48 $38,440
Alabama 70 0.04 1.29 $16.36 $34,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $32.65 $67,910
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $27.72 $57,660
New Jersey 140 0.04 1.13 $23.23 $48,310
New York 400 0.05 1.51 $22.97 $47,770
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 1.95 $18.21 $37,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 1.16 $25.16 $52,340
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.19 5.88 $23.28 $48,420
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 1.48 $24.92 $51,830
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.88 $24.58 $51,130




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.19 5.88 $23.28 $48,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 1.95 $18.21 $37,870
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 1.48 $24.92 $51,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 1.16 $25.16 $52,340
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.88 $24.58 $51,130




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $34.97 $72,740
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.25 $65,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.05 $64,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 1.16 $25.16 $52,340
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 1.48 $24.92 $51,830
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 0.88 $24.58 $51,130
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.19 5.88 $23.28 $48,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $22.73 $47,280
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.36 $42,350
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $19.57 $40,700


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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