Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.


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)
20,810 5.9 % $14.99 $31,170 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.16 $13.93 $17.59 $22.37
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $23,220 $28,970 $36,580 $46,530


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,290 3.22 $14.95 $31,090
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,070 0.10 $14.15 $29,430
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 390 0.06 $15.84 $32,940
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.19 $15.37 $31,980
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 220 0.20 $17.83 $37,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,290 3.22 $14.95 $31,090
General Rental Centers 170 0.42 $18.44 $38,360
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 220 0.20 $17.83 $37,080
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.19 $15.37 $31,980
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 70 0.18 $14.13 $29,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Rental Centers 170 0.42 $18.44 $38,360
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 220 0.20 $17.83 $37,080
Building Equipment Contractors 180 0.01 $17.32 $36,020
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 390 0.06 $15.84 $32,940
Employment Services 160 0.01 $15.77 $32,800


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 2,210 0.16 0.97 $19.55 $40,670
Texas 1,680 0.17 1.02 $12.62 $26,250
Florida 1,430 0.20 1.23 $14.77 $30,720
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.19 1.14 $15.33 $31,890
Ohio 940 0.19 1.17 $13.18 $27,420




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)
Wyoming 320 1.20 7.33 $16.36 $34,030
Montana 470 1.11 6.75 $11.63 $24,180
Iowa 660 0.46 2.82 $15.10 $31,400
Kentucky 770 0.45 2.74 $9.87 $20,530
New Mexico 240 0.30 1.86 $13.30 $27,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 270 0.05 0.30 $20.90 $43,470
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $19.74 $41,050
California 2,210 0.16 0.97 $19.55 $40,670
New Jersey 550 0.15 0.89 $18.31 $38,090
New York 860 0.10 0.63 $18.24 $37,930

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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.23 1.39 $14.52 $30,200
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 430 0.36 2.18 $17.90 $37,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 420 0.18 1.12 $16.78 $34,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.51 $18.30 $38,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.33 2.04 $27.87 $57,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 1.08 $16.89 $35,120
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 210 2.42 14.80 $18.60 $38,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.21 1.31 $15.94 $33,140
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 170 0.15 0.93 $18.84 $39,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 160 0.10 0.59 $12.78 $26,590




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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 210 2.42 14.80 $18.60 $38,690
Yakima, WA 120 1.51 9.20 $14.52 $30,200
Racine, WI 40 0.53 3.26 $13.93 $28,970
Huntsville, AL 100 0.51 3.11 $10.45 $21,730
Reno-Sparks, NV 70 0.38 2.34 $15.29 $31,810
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.37 2.27 $16.25 $33,800
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 430 0.36 2.18 $17.90 $37,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.33 2.04 $27.87 $57,970
Syracuse, NY 80 0.28 1.73 $16.14 $33,570
Dayton, OH 90 0.25 1.53 $16.68 $34,690




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.33 2.04 $27.87 $57,970
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.41 $46,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.78 $21.91 $45,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.32 $44,340
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,800
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.81 $41,210
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 170 0.15 0.93 $18.84 $39,180
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 210 2.42 14.80 $18.60 $38,690
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL (8) (8) (8) $18.50 $38,480
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 30 0.14 0.84 $18.44 $38,360

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.84 11.21 $11.50 $23,920
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 4.04 $12.49 $25,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.34 $14.35 $29,840

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.84 11.21 $11.50 $23,920
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 4.04 $12.49 $25,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.34 $14.35 $29,840

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.53 $32,290
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.34 $14.35 $29,840
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.92 $26,880
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 4.04 $12.49 $25,980
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.20 $25,380


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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