Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons or tile and marble setters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
26,750 2.9 % $14.65 $30,470 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.39 $10.89 $13.38 $16.95 $22.25
Annual Wage (2) $19,520 $22,660 $27,820 $35,260 $46,270


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 19,410 2.86 $14.82 $30,820
Building Finishing Contractors 4,450 0.71 $13.98 $29,080
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.19 $15.49 $32,220
Residential Building Construction 400 0.07 $13.76 $28,610
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 370 0.07 $12.74 $26,490

Industries with the highest concentration 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 19,410 2.86 $14.82 $30,820
Building Finishing Contractors 4,450 0.71 $13.98 $29,080
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.19 $15.49 $32,220
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 60 0.15 $11.82 $24,570
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 370 0.07 $12.74 $26,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.77 $34,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.19 $15.49 $32,220
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 19,410 2.86 $14.82 $30,820
Employment Services 120 (7) $14.63 $30,440
Building Finishing Contractors 4,450 0.71 $13.98 $29,080


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 3,330 0.24 1.14 $15.59 $32,430
Texas 2,440 0.24 1.13 $11.92 $24,790
North Carolina 1,830 0.48 2.30 $11.61 $24,150
New York 1,640 0.19 0.93 $17.01 $35,370
Virginia 1,300 0.37 1.76 $13.02 $27,080




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)
Wyoming 150 0.55 2.62 $15.58 $32,410
Nebraska 450 0.49 2.37 $13.03 $27,110
North Carolina 1,830 0.48 2.30 $11.61 $24,150
West Virginia 320 0.45 2.17 $11.34 $23,580
Utah 530 0.45 2.16 $14.47 $30,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $24.62 $51,210
Illinois 510 0.09 0.44 $22.56 $46,930
Washington 360 0.13 0.64 $22.54 $46,890
Missouri 450 0.17 0.84 $20.23 $42,070
Connecticut 380 0.24 1.14 $19.63 $40,830





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 890 0.39 1.85 $14.27 $29,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.21 0.99 $13.79 $28,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.15 0.70 $16.23 $33,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.21 1.00 $12.79 $26,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 520 0.43 2.06 $18.50 $38,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.24 1.16 $11.08 $23,040
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 420 0.51 2.44 $14.52 $30,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.30 1.44 $14.09 $29,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 400 0.35 1.67 $12.85 $26,730
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 380 0.52 2.50 $14.08 $29,290




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)
Jacksonville, NC 80 1.69 8.12 $10.67 $22,200
Greenville, NC 100 1.39 6.67 $9.75 $20,290
Odessa, TX 70 1.11 5.34 $10.75 $22,370
Rapid City, SD 60 0.98 4.68 $12.82 $26,670
St. George, UT 40 0.87 4.19 $13.30 $27,660
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.78 3.75 $12.65 $26,320
Spartanburg, SC 80 0.75 3.58 $11.46 $23,840
Owensboro, KY 40 0.75 3.57 $12.89 $26,800
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 140 0.74 3.53 $13.73 $28,550
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 330 0.73 3.51 $13.44 $27,950




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 90 0.25 1.19 $27.39 $56,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.32 1.52 $25.47 $52,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.39 $25.00 $52,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.34 $24.99 $51,990
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $24.92 $51,840
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.12 0.58 $24.85 $51,680
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.09 $45,950
Salinas, CA 40 0.27 1.30 $22.07 $45,890
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.06 $45,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.50 $20.51 $42,670

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 0.97 4.67 $10.73 $22,310
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 1.07 5.13 $10.88 $22,640
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 4.74 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.36 $14.06 $29,250
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.05 5.04 $14.55 $30,270

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 Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.36 6.54 $14.85 $30,890
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 1.07 5.13 $10.88 $22,640
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.05 5.04 $14.55 $30,270
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 4.74 (8) (8)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 0.97 4.67 $10.73 $22,310

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.85 $21.36 $44,430
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.10 $39,730
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 3.01 $17.86 $37,150
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.44 $16.85 $35,050
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.43 $16.51 $34,330


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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