Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.


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)
9,980 7.6 % $18.48 $38,450 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $13.33 $17.07 $21.95 $28.80
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $27,730 $35,510 $45,650 $59,910


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 6,740 1.07 $19.35 $40,240
Home Furnishings Stores 2,270 0.99 $16.74 $34,810
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 170 0.02 $17.00 $35,370
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.06 $19.11 $39,740
Employment Services 50 0.00 $16.00 $33,290

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 6,740 1.07 $19.35 $40,240
Home Furnishings Stores 2,270 0.99 $16.74 $34,810
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.06 $19.11 $39,740
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 170 0.02 $17.00 $35,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 0.00 $21.43 $44,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $21.43 $44,560
Building Finishing Contractors 6,740 1.07 $19.35 $40,240
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.06 $19.11 $39,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $17.93 $37,300
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 170 0.02 $17.00 $35,370


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 1,140 0.08 1.04 $23.48 $48,850
New York 990 0.12 1.51 $15.96 $33,190
Pennsylvania 720 0.13 1.68 $16.16 $33,610
Texas 600 0.06 0.74 $14.77 $30,720
Florida 410 0.06 0.74 $15.79 $32,850




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)
South Dakota 90 0.23 3.02 $15.41 $32,050
Montana 80 0.18 2.38 $15.71 $32,680
Vermont 50 0.16 2.09 $16.34 $34,000
Oregon 260 0.16 2.11 $18.56 $38,610
Iowa 230 0.16 2.04 $19.66 $40,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.38 $30.74 $63,940
Minnesota 70 0.03 0.37 $27.95 $58,130
Hawaii 70 0.13 1.64 $26.13 $54,350
Washington 350 0.13 1.65 $23.59 $49,060
California 1,140 0.08 1.04 $23.48 $48,850





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.66 $23.26 $48,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.66 $18.76 $39,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 170 0.14 1.81 $22.69 $47,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 2.21 $17.96 $37,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 170 0.10 1.26 $18.19 $37,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 1.12 $21.67 $45,080
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.13 1.68 $16.72 $34,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 1.48 $24.35 $50,650
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 140 0.16 2.03 $17.40 $36,200
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 1.17 $20.28 $42,180




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)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.55 7.19 $22.57 $46,940
Lafayette, IN 30 0.38 4.96 $14.82 $30,820
Springfield, MA-CT 100 0.33 4.35 $15.08 $31,360
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.32 4.19 $16.99 $35,340
Montgomery, AL 50 0.32 4.20 $13.50 $28,080
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 0.29 3.81 $17.20 $35,770
Reno-Sparks, NV 30 0.18 2.34 $18.14 $37,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 2.21 $17.96 $37,360
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 0.17 2.28 $18.81 $39,120
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 140 0.16 2.03 $17.40 $36,200




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.09 1.21 $33.60 $69,890
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 1.02 $28.30 $58,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.14 $54,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.04 0.48 $25.92 $53,920
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.92 $53,910
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $24.66 $51,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 1.48 $24.35 $50,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.31 $50,570
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $24.03 $49,970
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $23.42 $48,710

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.43 $15.29 $31,810
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.35 $16.52 $34,360

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.35 $16.52 $34,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.43 $15.29 $31,810

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.35 $16.52 $34,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.43 $15.29 $31,810


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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