Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.


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)
21,000 5.7 % $15.31 $31,850 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.35 $11.27 $14.22 $17.97 $22.62
Annual Wage (2) $19,450 $23,450 $29,580 $37,380 $47,050


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,580 3.29 $15.25 $31,720
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,070 0.10 $13.75 $28,600
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 410 0.22 $16.47 $34,260
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 230 0.07 $15.98 $33,230
Building Equipment Contractors 190 0.01 $17.30 $35,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,580 3.29 $15.25 $31,720
General Rental Centers 160 0.40 $21.30 $44,310
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 410 0.22 $16.47 $34,260
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 140 0.15 $12.34 $25,660
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,070 0.10 $13.75 $28,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Rental Centers 160 0.40 $21.30 $44,310
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 40 0.10 $17.52 $36,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $17.49 $36,370
Building Equipment Contractors 190 0.01 $17.30 $35,980
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 40 0.03 $16.49 $34,290


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 2,100 0.15 0.91 $20.19 $42,000
Texas 1,310 0.13 0.78 $12.35 $25,690
Florida 1,230 0.17 1.05 $15.40 $32,040
Kentucky 1,000 0.57 3.51 $10.35 $21,520
Pennsylvania 980 0.18 1.08 $16.01 $33,300




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 290 1.05 6.40 $16.49 $34,300
Montana 430 1.02 6.22 $12.31 $25,610
Kentucky 1,000 0.57 3.51 $10.35 $21,520
West Virginia 340 0.48 2.95 $12.11 $25,180
Oregon 600 0.38 2.32 $17.44 $36,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 570 0.35 2.15 $22.67 $47,160
California 2,100 0.15 0.91 $20.19 $42,000
New York 870 0.10 0.63 $18.65 $38,790
Oregon 600 0.38 2.32 $17.44 $36,270
New Jersey 780 0.21 1.26 $17.21 $35,790





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 1.11 $18.00 $37,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.14 0.84 $18.55 $38,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.38 2.31 $26.26 $54,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 420 0.43 2.64 $18.38 $38,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 0.94 $17.93 $37,300
Lexington-Fayette, KY 300 1.26 7.70 $12.29 $25,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.17 1.06 $19.10 $39,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 0.73 (8) (8)
Stockton, CA 140 0.74 4.55 $21.74 $45,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.89 $22.59 $46,990




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)
Greeley, CO 100 1.27 7.77 $15.82 $32,910
Lexington-Fayette, KY 300 1.26 7.70 $12.29 $25,560
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.16 7.11 $19.26 $40,060
Stockton, CA 140 0.74 4.55 $21.74 $45,210
Columbus, GA-AL 70 0.60 3.68 $10.04 $20,880
Huntsville, AL 100 0.51 3.09 $10.32 $21,460
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.50 3.06 $18.03 $37,490
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.49 3.02 $13.78 $28,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 420 0.43 2.64 $18.38 $38,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.38 2.31 $26.26 $54,620




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 (8) (8) (8) $26.79 $55,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.38 2.31 $26.26 $54,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.31 $23.72 $49,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.89 $22.59 $46,990
Stockton, CA 140 0.74 4.55 $21.74 $45,210
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $20.38 $42,390
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.22 $42,060
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.16 7.11 $19.26 $40,060
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.17 1.06 $19.10 $39,720
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.09 $39,710

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 3.09 $13.07 $27,180
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 5.27 $13.01 $27,070

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 5.27 $13.01 $27,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 3.09 $13.07 $27,180

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)
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $31,140
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.46 $30,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 3.09 $13.07 $27,180
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 5.27 $13.01 $27,070


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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