Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
19,570 3.9 % $13.29 $27,650 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.31 $9.69 $12.12 $15.42 $19.56
Annual Wage (2) $17,290 $20,150 $25,200 $32,080 $40,680


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 3,010 0.42 $12.72 $26,450
Building Finishing Contractors 2,780 0.42 $11.95 $24,860
Building Equipment Contractors 2,710 0.16 $14.53 $30,230
Employment Services 1,890 0.07 $12.18 $25,330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,440 0.27 $12.53 $26,050

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 3,010 0.42 $12.72 $26,450
Building Finishing Contractors 2,780 0.42 $11.95 $24,860
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,440 0.27 $12.53 $26,050
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 580 0.19 $12.20 $25,370
Building Equipment Contractors 2,710 0.16 $14.53 $30,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $21.43 $44,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 860 0.02 $21.07 $43,830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.02 $19.63 $40,830
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 120 0.12 $16.25 $33,800
Other Support Services 40 0.02 $15.49 $32,210


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)
Texas 2,200 0.22 1.42 $11.97 $24,890
California 1,720 0.12 0.80 $13.91 $28,930
Florida 1,530 0.22 1.40 $11.59 $24,120
Virginia 1,330 0.38 2.45 $12.50 $25,990
Louisiana 990 0.54 3.53 $12.43 $25,860




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)
Louisiana 990 0.54 3.53 $12.43 $25,860
New Mexico 300 0.39 2.52 (8) (8)
Virginia 1,330 0.38 2.45 $12.50 $25,990
Arkansas 340 0.30 1.97 $10.44 $21,710
Utah 300 0.27 1.72 $12.19 $25,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 340 0.06 0.40 $26.12 $54,320
Missouri 180 0.07 0.46 $17.68 $36,770
Connecticut 120 0.08 0.51 $17.21 $35,790
Massachusetts 230 0.08 0.49 $16.53 $34,390
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $16.45 $34,220

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 880 0.39 2.51 $13.68 $28,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 830 0.33 2.16 $11.29 $23,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.11 0.71 $17.81 $37,050
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 390 0.77 5.01 $13.76 $28,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 370 0.22 1.44 $14.80 $30,780
Richmond, VA 300 0.51 3.30 $12.66 $26,330
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 290 0.41 2.67 $11.67 $24,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.28 1.79 $10.38 $21,580
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 260 0.27 1.74 $13.69 $28,480
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.31 1.99 $11.80 $24,550




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)
Hot Springs, AR 50 1.32 8.55 $8.60 $17,890
Jacksonville, NC 50 1.14 7.38 $9.70 $20,180
Billings, MT 70 0.83 5.36 $11.88 $24,720
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 390 0.77 5.01 $13.76 $28,620
Las Cruces, NM 50 0.75 4.88 $14.26 $29,660
Bangor, ME 40 0.73 4.75 $13.19 $27,430
Harrisonburg, VA 30 0.59 3.82 $11.55 $24,030
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 60 0.55 3.56 $12.46 $25,910
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.51 3.31 $10.41 $21,640
Richmond, VA 300 0.51 3.30 $12.66 $26,330




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.88 $41,360
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 1.33 $19.88 $41,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.55 $19.57 $40,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.08 0.51 $19.43 $40,400
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 230 0.28 1.84 $19.25 $40,050
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.08 0.53 $19.18 $39,900
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.15 0.95 $17.93 $37,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.11 0.71 $17.81 $37,050
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $17.56 $36,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 0.51 $16.65 $34,630

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 100 0.78 5.07 $11.02 $22,920
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.59 $12.01 $24,990
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.94 $12.58 $26,170
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 3.33 $10.82 $22,510
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 3.42 (8) (8)

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 100 0.78 5.07 $11.02 $22,920
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.59 $12.01 $24,990
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 3.42 (8) (8)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 3.33 $10.82 $22,510
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.78 $11.19 $23,270

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.66 $28,410
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.94 $12.58 $26,170
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.05 $25,070
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.59 $12.01 $24,990
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.76 $24,470


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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