Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


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)
11,950 6.5 % $18.96 $39,430 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.80 $13.58 $17.62 $22.77 $28.83
Annual Wage (2) $22,470 $28,260 $36,640 $47,370 $59,960


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 6,600 0.97 $19.53 $40,630
Building Finishing Contractors 1,590 0.25 $20.12 $41,850
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 720 1.08 $17.50 $36,410
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 690 0.13 (8) (8)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 350 0.13 $13.33 $27,720

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 720 1.08 $17.50 $36,410
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,600 0.97 $19.53 $40,630
Building Finishing Contractors 1,590 0.25 $20.12 $41,850
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 350 0.13 $13.33 $27,720
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 690 0.13 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $25.01 $52,020
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $21.01 $43,700
Building Finishing Contractors 1,590 0.25 $20.12 $41,850
Residential Building Construction 310 0.05 $19.57 $40,710
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,600 0.97 $19.53 $40,630


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 1,260 0.09 0.97 $21.20 $44,090
Texas 1,160 0.11 1.21 $13.70 $28,500
New York 1,030 0.12 1.32 $21.46 $44,630
Massachusetts 790 0.25 2.70 $26.42 $54,940
Pennsylvania 710 0.13 1.37 $19.40 $40,350




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)
Vermont 110 0.39 4.16 $21.80 $45,350
Idaho 190 0.31 3.37 $18.90 $39,320
Hawaii 180 0.31 3.30 $19.22 $39,970
Montana 110 0.25 2.73 $20.63 $42,910
Massachusetts 790 0.25 2.70 $26.42 $54,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $27.31 $56,810
Massachusetts 790 0.25 2.70 $26.42 $54,940
Virginia 300 0.08 0.91 $23.13 $48,110
Missouri 430 0.17 1.78 $22.16 $46,100
Vermont 110 0.39 4.16 $21.80 $45,350





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.12 1.32 $22.51 $46,830
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 370 0.66 7.08 $16.62 $34,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.69 $22.21 $46,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 1.05 $22.82 $47,470
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 190 0.23 2.51 $18.21 $37,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.16 1.75 $20.24 $42,110
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 1.19 $18.94 $39,400
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.21 2.27 $17.76 $36,940
Kansas City, MO-KS 110 0.12 1.24 $18.91 $39,340
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 1.14 (8) (8)




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 370 0.66 7.08 $16.62 $34,580
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.61 6.58 $26.67 $55,470
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 80 0.53 5.71 $23.20 $48,260
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.48 5.20 $24.27 $50,490
Stockton, CA 80 0.41 4.38 $21.99 $45,740
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.28 3.02 $19.05 $39,620
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 190 0.23 2.51 $18.21 $37,880
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.22 2.41 $19.77 $41,130
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.21 2.27 $17.76 $36,940
Honolulu, HI 90 0.21 2.30 $17.62 $36,650




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $34.54 $71,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 0.45 $34.00 $70,720
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.61 6.58 $26.67 $55,470
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.33 $54,770
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 1.81 $26.21 $54,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.98 $54,050
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $24.63 $51,220
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.48 5.20 $24.27 $50,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.58 $23.90 $49,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.51 $48,900

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.35 14.46 $16.97 $35,300
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 8.26 $21.96 $45,680
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 6.12 $20.90 $43,470
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 12.10 $21.29 $44,280
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 8.56 $19.42 $40,390

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.35 14.46 $16.97 $35,300
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 12.10 $21.29 $44,280
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 8.56 $19.42 $40,390
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 8.26 $21.96 $45,680
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 6.12 $20.90 $43,470

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)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.83 $55,800
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 8.26 $21.96 $45,680
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 12.10 $21.29 $44,280
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 6.12 $20.90 $43,470
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 5.19 $20.19 $41,990


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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