Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
21,040 5.1 % $20.13 $41,860 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.48 $14.42 $17.85 $24.76 $33.12
Annual Wage (2) $23,880 $29,990 $37,130 $51,510 $68,880


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 10,550 1.68 $19.81 $41,200
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,240 0.76 $17.52 $36,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,870 0.35 $17.58 $36,560
Nonresidential Building Construction 720 0.11 $26.01 $54,100
Residential Building Construction 720 0.13 $22.22 $46,220

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 10,550 1.68 $19.81 $41,200
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,240 0.76 $17.52 $36,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,870 0.35 $17.58 $36,560
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 40 0.32 $20.63 $42,900
Residential Building Construction 720 0.13 $22.22 $46,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $35.20 $73,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $28.10 $58,450
Building Equipment Contractors 580 0.03 $27.88 $57,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $26.08 $54,250
Nonresidential Building Construction 720 0.11 $26.01 $54,100


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 5,700 0.40 2.47 $23.61 $49,110
Texas 1,980 0.19 1.16 $15.27 $31,760
Florida 1,580 0.22 1.35 $15.60 $32,460
Arizona 1,170 0.48 3.00 $16.38 $34,080
Nevada 1,090 0.97 5.99 $12.56 $26,120




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 1,090 0.97 5.99 $12.56 $26,120
New Mexico 630 0.81 5.05 $15.67 $32,600
Arizona 1,170 0.48 3.00 $16.38 $34,080
Utah 510 0.42 2.62 $14.73 $30,630
California 5,700 0.40 2.47 $23.61 $49,110




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 780 0.09 0.56 $31.39 $65,290
Hawaii 110 0.18 1.12 $30.92 $64,320
Massachusetts 230 0.07 0.45 $29.11 $60,550
Illinois 330 0.06 0.36 $26.29 $54,690
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.15 $25.78 $53,630





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 1,500 0.39 2.40 $25.80 $53,670
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,040 1.27 7.87 $12.38 $25,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 830 0.48 2.99 $17.35 $36,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 820 0.70 4.36 $19.75 $41,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.50 3.12 $22.66 $47,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 680 0.39 2.39 $25.70 $53,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.22 1.37 $15.20 $31,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.25 1.53 $14.93 $31,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 470 0.37 2.31 $24.08 $50,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.50 $33.81 $70,320




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)
Santa Fe, NM 110 1.89 11.73 $14.98 $31,150
Appleton, WI 190 1.63 10.10 $28.50 $59,280
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,040 1.27 7.87 $12.38 $25,760
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 50 1.16 7.21 $18.12 $37,680
Redding, CA 70 1.14 7.09 $18.91 $39,340
Albuquerque, NM 370 1.02 6.33 $16.23 $33,760
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 80 0.86 5.35 $17.91 $37,250
Las Cruces, NM 60 0.85 5.25 $15.24 $31,700
Yuma, AZ 50 0.83 5.17 $12.03 $25,020
Green Bay, WI 130 0.80 4.94 $19.51 $40,580




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.50 $33.81 $70,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.07 0.41 $32.92 $68,480
Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 1.38 $30.78 $64,020
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.36 $63,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 1.28 $28.79 $59,880
Appleton, WI 190 1.63 10.10 $28.50 $59,280
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.18 $58,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.18 $27.13 $56,430
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.40 2.48 $26.29 $54,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 0.47 $26.07 $54,230

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.92 $17.09 $35,550

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.92 $17.09 $35,550

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.92 $17.09 $35,550
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.56 $30,280


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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