Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


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)
4,970 9.9 % $16.82 $34,990 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.32 $12.58 $16.04 $20.31 $24.72
Annual Wage (2) $21,460 $26,170 $33,350 $42,250 $51,420


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 4,210 0.67 $17.13 $35,630
Home Furnishings Stores 140 0.06 $19.91 $41,410
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 40 0.01 $14.69 $30,560
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $19.13 $39,790

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 4,210 0.67 $17.13 $35,630
Home Furnishings Stores 140 0.06 $19.91 $41,410
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 40 0.01 $14.69 $30,560
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $19.13 $39,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 140 0.06 $19.91 $41,410
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $19.13 $39,790
Building Finishing Contractors 4,210 0.67 $17.13 $35,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $15.82 $32,910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 40 0.01 $14.69 $30,560


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 690 0.05 1.28 $20.28 $42,180
North Carolina 400 0.10 2.69 $14.42 $30,000
Minnesota 370 0.14 3.66 $18.84 $39,190
Texas 230 0.02 0.57 $12.29 $25,560
Maryland 220 0.09 2.26 $17.94 $37,310




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 80 0.29 7.48 $16.61 $34,550
Minnesota 370 0.14 3.66 $18.84 $39,190
North Carolina 400 0.10 2.69 $14.42 $30,000
Maryland 220 0.09 2.26 $17.94 $37,310
New Hampshire 30 0.06 1.47 $13.86 $28,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 60 0.03 0.65 $26.10 $54,290
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
Missouri 60 0.02 0.62 $21.37 $44,460
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 0.71 $21.09 $43,870
California 690 0.05 1.28 $20.28 $42,180





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.20 5.18 $19.12 $39,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.83 $14.97 $31,130
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.20 5.06 $16.22 $33,730
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.64 $20.93 $43,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.04 0.91 $26.10 $54,290
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.16 $18.97 $39,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.14 $11.14 $23,160
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 2.75 $15.00 $31,200
Wilmington, NC 30 0.24 6.16 $15.53 $32,310




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)
Wilmington, NC 30 0.24 6.16 $15.53 $32,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.20 5.18 $19.12 $39,770
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.20 5.06 $16.22 $33,730
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 2.75 $15.00 $31,200
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.64 $20.93 $43,530
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.14 $11.14 $23,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.04 0.91 $26.10 $54,290
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.16 $18.97 $39,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.83 $14.97 $31,130




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 60 0.04 0.91 $26.10 $54,290
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.25 $48,350
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.64 $20.93 $43,530
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $20.36 $42,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.20 5.18 $19.12 $39,770
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.16 $18.97 $39,450
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.68 $36,770
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.20 5.06 $16.22 $33,730
Wilmington, NC 30 0.24 6.16 $15.53 $32,310
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 2.75 $15.00 $31,200

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 8.68 $13.75 $28,610

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 8.68 $13.75 $28,610

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 8.68 $13.75 $28,610


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.

(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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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