Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
19,020 4.0 % $13.14 $27,340 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.38 $9.63 $12.17 $15.55 $18.65
Annual Wage (2) $17,430 $20,030 $25,320 $32,340 $38,790


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 2,880 0.46 $12.14 $25,250
Building Equipment Contractors 2,600 0.16 $13.04 $27,130
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,590 0.38 $12.98 $27,000
Employment Services 2,050 0.07 $12.17 $25,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,700 0.32 $13.05 $27,130

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 2,880 0.46 $12.14 $25,250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,590 0.38 $12.98 $27,000
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,700 0.32 $13.05 $27,130
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 530 0.16 $12.56 $26,120
Building Equipment Contractors 2,600 0.16 $13.04 $27,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $17.38 $36,140
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.50 $34,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $16.08 $33,440
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 150 0.15 $15.70 $32,660
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $15.70 $32,650


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)
Texas 2,080 0.20 1.36 $13.03 $27,100
California 2,060 0.15 0.99 $13.71 $28,520
Virginia 1,130 0.32 2.15 $12.50 $26,000
Florida 1,030 0.14 0.97 $10.79 $22,440
New York 950 0.11 0.76 $13.79 $28,690




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)
Louisiana 940 0.51 3.46 $12.39 $25,770
Utah 390 0.33 2.24 $12.52 $26,050
Virginia 1,130 0.32 2.15 $12.50 $26,000
Arkansas 350 0.30 2.05 $12.31 $25,610
Delaware 110 0.28 1.91 $12.79 $26,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.41 $18.74 $38,970
Alaska 50 0.17 1.14 $16.98 $35,330
New Jersey 260 0.07 0.46 $16.42 $34,160
Massachusetts 400 0.13 0.85 $16.25 $33,800
Michigan 690 0.18 1.21 $16.25 $33,790





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.42 2.83 $13.49 $28,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 640 0.28 1.87 $14.21 $29,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 550 0.22 1.47 $12.97 $26,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.10 0.65 $17.36 $36,110
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 430 0.84 5.69 $13.63 $28,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 1.14 $12.57 $26,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 300 0.18 1.19 $16.17 $33,640
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 280 0.27 1.80 $20.27 $42,170
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 260 0.36 2.44 $11.50 $23,920
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 1.55 $9.77 $20,320




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 50 1.14 7.69 $10.21 $21,230
Savannah, GA 130 0.86 5.78 $8.43 $17,540
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 430 0.84 5.69 $13.63 $28,350
Lynchburg, VA 80 0.82 5.55 $11.96 $24,880
Greenville, NC 50 0.73 4.90 $13.62 $28,330
Manhattan, KS 30 0.57 3.83 $11.08 $23,050
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 40 0.55 3.69 $12.19 $25,350
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.53 3.56 $11.66 $24,250
Harrisonburg, VA 30 0.52 3.54 $11.73 $24,400
Las Cruces, NM 30 0.49 3.31 (8) (8)




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 280 0.27 1.80 $20.27 $42,170
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.10 0.68 $19.29 $40,110
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.48 $18.59 $38,670
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.07 0.50 $18.58 $38,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 180 0.11 0.71 $18.14 $37,720
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 0.53 $17.54 $36,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.10 0.65 $17.36 $36,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.09 $17.24 $35,860
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.87 $35,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.75 $16.74 $34,810

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 4.17 $14.90 $31,000
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 5.21 $11.23 $23,350
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 2.90 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.64 $14.37 $29,880
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.77 (8) (8)

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 5.21 $11.23 $23,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 4.17 $14.90 $31,000
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 3.60 $11.51 $23,930
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 2.90 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.64 $14.37 $29,880

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 4.17 $14.90 $31,000
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.64 $14.37 $29,880
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.34 $29,830
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.22 $12.60 $26,220
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.37 $25,720


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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