Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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 painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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)
12,320 5.3 % $11.89 $24,730 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $9.59 $11.20 $13.56 $16.15
Annual Wage (2) $17,310 $19,950 $23,290 $28,200 $33,580


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 9,420 1.42 $11.69 $24,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 860 0.12 $11.71 $24,360
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.10 $11.48 $23,880
Residential Building Construction 310 0.05 $11.49 $23,900
Employment Services 70 0.00 $12.66 $26,330

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 9,420 1.42 $11.69 $24,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 860 0.12 $11.71 $24,360
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.10 $11.48 $23,880
Residential Building Construction 310 0.05 $11.49 $23,900
Employment Services 70 0.00 $12.66 $26,330

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) $16.34 $33,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $15.11 $31,420
Employment Services 70 (7) $12.66 $26,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 860 0.12 $11.71 $24,360
Building Finishing Contractors 9,420 1.42 $11.69 $24,310


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 2,620 0.19 1.93 $12.64 $26,280
Texas 2,030 0.20 2.07 $11.26 $23,430
Florida 560 0.08 0.82 $11.02 $22,930
Louisiana 490 0.27 2.75 $12.02 $24,990
Arizona 460 0.20 2.01 $11.94 $24,840




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)
New Mexico 220 0.29 2.97 $10.77 $22,390
Louisiana 490 0.27 2.75 $12.02 $24,990
Utah 280 0.25 2.54 $9.92 $20,630
Texas 2,030 0.20 2.07 $11.26 $23,430
Alabama 360 0.20 2.03 $9.68 $20,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.34 $15.71 $32,680
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $14.52 $30,210
Washington (8) (8) (8) $14.22 $29,580
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.35 $14.12 $29,370
Maine 40 0.06 0.65 $13.72 $28,530

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.29 2.96 $11.62 $24,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 1.59 $12.10 $25,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 540 0.47 4.89 $12.14 $25,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 390 0.23 2.41 $12.05 $25,060
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.24 2.45 $12.75 $26,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.16 1.61 $10.97 $22,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 290 0.24 2.42 $12.35 $25,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 2.75 $16.28 $33,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.46 $13.03 $27,100
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.21 2.21 $11.20 $23,300




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 60 1.24 12.75 $10.39 $21,600
Mobile, AL 110 0.68 6.96 $9.37 $19,490
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 50 0.56 5.81 $12.22 $25,410
Las Cruces, NM 30 0.49 5.10 $10.85 $22,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 540 0.47 4.89 $12.14 $25,260
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 50 0.46 4.77 $10.56 $21,960
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.46 4.75 $10.68 $22,220
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.43 4.38 $9.83 $20,440
Stockton, CA 60 0.29 3.02 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.29 2.96 $11.62 $24,160




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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.15 1.52 $16.46 $34,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.27 2.75 $16.28 $33,870
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.33 $15.75 $32,750
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.59 $30,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.38 $29,910
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.23 2.32 $14.17 $29,470
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.09 $29,300
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 2.19 $13.76 $28,620
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $13.61 $28,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.52 $28,130

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.32 $11.11 $23,110

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.32 $11.11 $23,110

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 (8) (8) (8) $16.75 $34,850
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.32 $11.11 $23,110
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.88 $22,630


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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