Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons or tile and marble setters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
31,160 2.7 % $14.65 $30,470 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.26 $10.86 $13.35 $16.72 $22.75
Annual Wage (2) $19,260 $22,590 $27,780 $34,780 $47,330


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 22,580 3.16 $14.91 $31,010
Building Finishing Contractors 5,460 0.82 $13.79 $28,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.18 $15.53 $32,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.10 $12.36 $25,700
Residential Building Construction 370 0.06 $13.40 $27,880

Industries with the highest concentration 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 22,580 3.16 $14.91 $31,010
Building Finishing Contractors 5,460 0.82 $13.79 $28,680
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 160 0.39 $10.92 $22,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.18 $15.53 $32,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.10 $12.36 $25,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $22.46 $46,720
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.18 $15.53 $32,300
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 22,580 3.16 $14.91 $31,010
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $14.70 $30,580
Building Finishing Contractors 5,460 0.82 $13.79 $28,680


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 3,950 0.28 1.15 $15.08 $31,380
Texas 3,110 0.31 1.26 $11.90 $24,740
Florida 1,860 0.26 1.07 $11.94 $24,830
North Carolina 1,720 0.46 1.86 $11.54 $24,000
Virginia 1,390 0.39 1.60 $12.63 $26,280




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)
Utah 790 0.69 2.80 $16.22 $33,730
Wyoming 180 0.65 2.66 $15.25 $31,730
Vermont 160 0.55 2.26 $14.50 $30,160
North Carolina 1,720 0.46 1.86 $11.54 $24,000
Maryland 1,110 0.45 1.85 $14.72 $30,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 660 0.12 0.49 $26.20 $54,490
Washington 510 0.19 0.78 $21.60 $44,930
Hawaii 120 0.21 0.87 $19.88 $41,340
Connecticut 410 0.26 1.05 $19.64 $40,860
Missouri 610 0.24 0.96 $19.35 $40,240

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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 910 0.40 1.63 $15.09 $31,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 830 0.33 1.36 $12.64 $26,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.13 0.55 $18.22 $37,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.16 0.64 $12.95 $26,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.38 1.53 $14.64 $30,460
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.59 2.42 $11.76 $24,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 460 0.66 2.68 $14.20 $29,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 460 0.40 1.63 $13.31 $27,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 430 0.35 1.43 $15.14 $31,480
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 430 0.53 2.18 $14.13 $29,390




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)
Waco, TX 190 1.90 7.75 $11.04 $22,950
Jacksonville, NC 70 1.53 6.22 $10.88 $22,620
Odessa, TX 80 1.33 5.42 $10.68 $22,220
Greenville, NC 80 1.07 4.37 $10.57 $21,980
Bowling Green, KY 60 1.05 4.28 $11.63 $24,190
Provo-Orem, UT 160 0.96 3.93 $16.46 $34,230
Jefferson City, MO 60 0.89 3.65 $14.00 $29,110
St. George, UT 40 0.89 3.61 $13.31 $27,680
Rapid City, SD 50 0.82 3.34 $12.59 $26,180
Topeka, KS 80 0.79 3.24 $14.84 $30,860




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 340 0.10 0.40 $29.76 $61,910
Peoria, IL 70 0.44 1.81 $26.96 $56,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 0.45 $25.53 $53,100
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 100 0.27 1.09 $25.36 $52,740
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $23.64 $49,170
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.31 1.25 $23.60 $49,080
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.18 $48,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.11 0.43 $22.89 $47,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.39 $22.35 $46,500
Honolulu, HI 80 0.18 0.74 $22.32 $46,430

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.04 4.25 $10.28 $21,370
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.00 4.08 $11.70 $24,340
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.85 3.45 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 4.39 $14.41 $29,970
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.25 1.02 $20.73 $43,120

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.37 5.60 $14.48 $30,110
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 90 1.14 4.67 $12.86 $26,740
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.14 4.66 $12.46 $25,910
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 1.08 4.39 $12.53 $26,060
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 4.39 $14.41 $29,970

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.25 1.02 $20.73 $43,120
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.81 $19.64 $40,860
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.38 $40,320
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.11 $18.71 $38,920
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.68 2.78 $17.66 $36,740


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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