Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.


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)
22,810 4.3 % $20.07 $41,750 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.94 $14.47 $17.71 $23.77 $33.49
Annual Wage (2) $24,840 $30,100 $36,830 $49,440 $69,660


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 12,720 2.02 $20.09 $41,790
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,980 0.74 $17.63 $36,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,760 0.33 $18.10 $37,640
Residential Building Construction 880 0.15 $21.43 $44,570
Nonresidential Building Construction 600 0.09 $21.09 $43,860

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 12,720 2.02 $20.09 $41,790
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,980 0.74 $17.63 $36,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,760 0.33 $18.10 $37,640
Residential Building Construction 880 0.15 $21.43 $44,570
Nonresidential Building Construction 600 0.09 $21.09 $43,860

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) $30.89 $64,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $29.22 $60,770
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $28.31 $58,890
State Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $23.70 $49,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $23.29 $48,430


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 5,710 0.41 2.29 $23.31 $48,490
Texas 2,540 0.25 1.38 $15.22 $31,660
Nevada 1,570 1.42 7.96 $14.69 $30,560
Florida 1,460 0.20 1.15 $16.03 $33,340
New York 1,020 0.12 0.68 $35.13 $73,080




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)
Nevada 1,570 1.42 7.96 $14.69 $30,560
New Mexico 800 1.02 5.76 $16.61 $34,560
Utah 670 0.57 3.21 $14.53 $30,220
California 5,710 0.41 2.29 $23.31 $48,490
Arizona 930 0.39 2.21 $15.45 $32,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,020 0.12 0.68 $35.13 $73,080
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.18 $30.65 $63,750
Massachusetts 200 0.06 0.35 $30.02 $62,440
Hawaii 150 0.26 1.44 $27.53 $57,270
Illinois 360 0.06 0.36 $27.04 $56,240





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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,530 1.90 10.69 $14.67 $30,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.32 1.79 $25.12 $52,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.18 1.00 $35.81 $74,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.56 3.17 $22.33 $46,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 700 0.28 1.55 $15.38 $31,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 680 0.59 3.33 $21.05 $43,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 640 0.38 2.12 $15.60 $32,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.31 1.72 $15.00 $31,210
Albuquerque, NM 540 1.47 8.29 $17.24 $35,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.48 2.70 $27.12 $56,410




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)
St. George, UT 100 2.18 12.25 $15.46 $32,170
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,530 1.90 10.69 $14.67 $30,510
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 70 1.52 8.55 $16.88 $35,110
Albuquerque, NM 540 1.47 8.29 $17.24 $35,870
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 220 1.16 6.52 $13.65 $28,400
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.14 6.41 $15.49 $32,220
Prescott, AZ 60 1.12 6.30 $15.02 $31,240
Yuma, AZ 50 0.96 5.43 $12.79 $26,610
Green Bay, WI 130 0.82 4.62 $19.33 $40,200
Fresno, CA 240 0.79 4.42 $20.31 $42,250




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.14 0.77 $36.36 $75,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.18 1.00 $35.81 $74,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.07 0.38 $33.46 $69,610
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.66 $61,690
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.45 2.54 $28.59 $59,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 0.31 $28.31 $58,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $27.58 $57,370
Honolulu, HI 130 0.30 1.71 $27.46 $57,110
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $27.32 $56,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.48 2.70 $27.12 $56,410

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.22 $17.94 $37,320

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.22 $17.94 $37,320

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.22 $17.94 $37,320
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.39 $36,170


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

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

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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