Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to 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)
9,660 7.1 % $18.67 $38,830 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $12.69 $17.00 $22.92 $30.97
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $26,400 $35,360 $47,670 $64,420


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 6,360 1.01 $19.61 $40,780
Home Furnishings Stores 2,360 1.04 $16.34 $33,990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 100 0.02 $17.62 $36,650
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $16.37 $34,050
Employment Services 50 0.00 $15.90 $33,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 2,360 1.04 $16.34 $33,990
Building Finishing Contractors 6,360 1.01 $19.61 $40,780
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.03 $20.57 $42,790
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 100 0.02 $17.62 $36,650
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $16.37 $34,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $23.69 $49,280
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.03 $20.57 $42,790
Building Finishing Contractors 6,360 1.01 $19.61 $40,780
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 100 0.02 $17.62 $36,650
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $16.37 $34,050


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 1,440 0.10 1.36 $21.70 $45,140
Pennsylvania 590 0.11 1.41 $17.92 $37,270
New York 560 0.07 0.88 $16.15 $33,580
Ohio 430 0.09 1.16 $21.18 $44,060
Texas 430 0.04 0.55 $13.90 $28,900




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 50 0.16 2.19 $15.94 $33,160
Oregon 220 0.14 1.83 $20.98 $43,640
Iowa 200 0.14 1.85 $16.93 $35,210
Hawaii 80 0.13 1.73 $29.50 $61,360
Massachusetts 380 0.12 1.62 $25.44 $52,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 130 0.04 0.47 $29.71 $61,790
Hawaii 80 0.13 1.73 $29.50 $61,360
Minnesota 90 0.03 0.45 $26.93 $56,010
Missouri 50 0.02 0.25 $26.37 $54,850
Massachusetts 380 0.12 1.62 $25.44 $52,910





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 1.14 $22.64 $47,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.84 $29.29 $60,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 2.10 $18.60 $38,680
Columbus, OH 160 0.18 2.38 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 160 0.18 2.44 $18.13 $37,710
Baltimore-Towson, MD 150 0.12 1.55 $18.50 $38,490
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.86 $17.11 $35,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.06 0.74 $14.32 $29,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.11 1.40 $21.36 $44,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.12 1.54 $31.04 $64,560




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)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.49 6.55 $22.53 $46,870
Montgomery, AL 70 0.43 5.69 $12.12 $25,210
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.38 5.05 $16.65 $34,620
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.24 3.13 $24.53 $51,010
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 80 0.23 3.00 $17.86 $37,150
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 2.64 $13.99 $29,090
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 160 0.18 2.44 $18.13 $37,710
Columbus, OH 160 0.18 2.38 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 2.10 $18.60 $38,680
Honolulu, HI 60 0.15 2.00 $26.74 $55,610




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.12 1.54 $31.04 $64,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.07 0.88 $30.80 $64,070
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 1.12 $30.04 $62,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.84 $29.29 $60,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $29.06 $60,450
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.70 $29.01 $60,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $26.98 $56,120
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 1.14 $26.90 $55,950
Honolulu, HI 60 0.15 2.00 $26.74 $55,610
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.24 3.13 $24.53 $51,010


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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