Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.


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)
26,430 5.0 % $19.75 $41,080 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.96 $14.38 $17.89 $23.45 $31.97
Annual Wage (2) $24,880 $29,910 $37,210 $48,770 $66,500


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 16,820 2.53 $19.94 $41,480
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,840 0.68 $17.58 $36,560
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,380 0.26 $20.62 $42,880
Residential Building Construction 860 0.15 $20.79 $43,250
Nonresidential Building Construction 650 0.10 $20.84 $43,340

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 16,820 2.53 $19.94 $41,480
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,840 0.68 $17.58 $36,560
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,380 0.26 $20.62 $42,880
Residential Building Construction 860 0.15 $20.79 $43,250
Nonresidential Building Construction 650 0.10 $20.84 $43,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 360 0.01 $32.56 $67,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $30.58 $63,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $28.74 $59,780
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $28.14 $58,530
State Government (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $22.11 $45,990


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 7,420 0.53 2.55 $22.59 $46,980
Texas 2,680 0.27 1.28 $16.08 $33,450
Florida 1,830 0.26 1.24 $16.31 $33,930
Nevada 1,600 1.44 6.90 $17.12 $35,620
New York 1,410 0.17 0.81 $30.93 $64,330




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)
Nevada 1,600 1.44 6.90 $17.12 $35,620
New Mexico 720 0.93 4.46 $16.21 $33,720
Idaho 430 0.73 3.50 $16.73 $34,790
Arizona 1,280 0.54 2.60 $14.97 $31,130
California 7,420 0.53 2.55 $22.59 $46,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.09 $34.18 $71,080
New York 1,410 0.17 0.81 $30.93 $64,330
Illinois 270 0.05 0.23 $28.85 $60,000
Hawaii 180 0.32 1.53 $26.79 $55,720
Minnesota 340 0.13 0.64 $26.04 $54,160

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 1,460 0.38 1.85 $21.83 $45,410
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,430 1.78 8.54 $16.98 $35,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 1.11 5.33 $21.64 $45,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.21 0.99 $33.61 $69,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.71 3.41 $21.53 $44,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 940 0.56 2.67 $15.01 $31,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 680 0.27 1.31 $17.55 $36,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.30 1.46 $15.65 $32,550
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 600 0.73 3.51 $23.71 $49,310
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.56 2.71 $27.20 $56,570




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)
St. George, UT 140 3.03 14.56 $15.01 $31,220
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,430 1.78 8.54 $16.98 $35,310
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 70 1.64 7.88 $16.19 $33,680
Albuquerque, NM 530 1.42 6.84 $16.68 $34,700
Modesto, CA 210 1.37 6.59 $20.31 $42,250
Naples-Marco Island, FL 130 1.18 5.65 $17.96 $37,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 1.11 5.33 $21.64 $45,020
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 210 1.11 5.33 $13.42 $27,910
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.98 4.72 $14.95 $31,090
Reno-Sparks, NV 160 0.83 3.98 $18.44 $38,350




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.21 0.99 $33.61 $69,920
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.26 $31.33 $65,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $31.02 $64,520
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.02 $62,440
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.34 1.64 $27.34 $56,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $27.32 $56,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.56 2.71 $27.20 $56,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $27.12 $56,410
Honolulu, HI 120 0.29 1.40 $26.83 $55,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.04 0.17 $25.91 $53,900

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.40 $15.70 $32,650
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.25 $18.61 $38,710
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.90 $26.71 $55,550
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.31 6.32 $19.84 $41,260

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)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.31 6.32 $19.84 $41,260
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.40 $15.70 $32,650
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.25 $18.61 $38,710
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.90 $26.71 $55,550

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.90 $26.71 $55,550
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.31 6.32 $19.84 $41,260
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.25 $18.61 $38,710
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.10 $37,660
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.40 $15.70 $32,650


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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