Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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 painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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)
10,980 6.6 % $12.68 $26,360 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.52 $9.78 $11.68 $14.24 $17.42
Annual Wage (2) $17,710 $20,340 $24,290 $29,610 $36,230


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 8,380 1.34 $12.29 $25,570
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 780 0.11 $12.25 $25,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 270 0.04 $20.44 $42,510
Residential Building Construction 250 0.04 $13.51 $28,100
Employment Services 110 0.00 $13.45 $27,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 8,380 1.34 $12.29 $25,570
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 780 0.11 $12.25 $25,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 270 0.04 $20.44 $42,510
Residential Building Construction 250 0.04 $13.51 $28,100
Ship and Boat Building 30 0.03 $10.98 $22,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 270 0.04 $20.44 $42,510
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 50 0.01 $17.44 $36,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $16.24 $33,790
Residential Building Construction 250 0.04 $13.51 $28,100
Employment Services 110 (7) $13.45 $27,980


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 2,450 0.17 2.03 $14.61 $30,380
Texas 1,600 0.15 1.80 $11.61 $24,150
Florida 630 0.09 1.02 $11.60 $24,140
Virginia 460 0.13 1.53 $11.44 $23,790
Utah 310 0.26 3.06 $10.27 $21,370




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)
New Mexico 240 0.31 3.66 $9.86 $20,520
Utah 310 0.26 3.06 $10.27 $21,370
California 2,450 0.17 2.03 $14.61 $30,380
Hawaii 90 0.16 1.91 $13.22 $27,500
Texas 1,600 0.15 1.80 $11.61 $24,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $16.63 $34,580
Minnesota 100 0.04 0.46 $15.70 $32,650
Washington 150 0.05 0.64 $15.49 $32,220
California 2,450 0.17 2.03 $14.61 $30,380
Michigan 170 0.04 0.53 $14.45 $30,050





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 640 0.16 1.95 $17.58 $36,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.22 2.60 $11.33 $23,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.27 3.18 $14.34 $29,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.13 1.49 $10.94 $22,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 320 0.25 2.97 $13.67 $28,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.24 2.79 $13.68 $28,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.57 $11.09 $23,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.20 2.32 $13.73 $28,550
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.14 1.61 $11.80 $24,540
Corpus Christi, TX 110 0.61 7.24 $11.91 $24,770




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 30 0.69 8.21 $12.12 $25,210
Corpus Christi, TX 110 0.61 7.24 $11.91 $24,770
Greeley, CO 50 0.60 7.15 $10.39 $21,620
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 50 0.46 5.46 $10.58 $22,000
Mobile, AL 60 0.34 4.01 $9.23 $19,200
Salinas, CA 50 0.31 3.63 $11.48 $23,870
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.31 3.64 $11.83 $24,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.27 3.18 $14.34 $29,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 320 0.25 2.97 $13.67 $28,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.24 2.79 $13.68 $28,460




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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.85 $37,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.16 1.95 $17.58 $36,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $14.73 $30,640
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.27 3.18 $14.34 $29,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.28 $29,710
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.13 $29,390
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $13.95 $29,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.20 2.32 $13.73 $28,550
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.17 2.05 $13.70 $28,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.24 2.79 $13.68 $28,460

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 5.97 $10.12 $21,040
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.36 $16.62 $34,560

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 5.97 $10.12 $21,040
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.36 $16.62 $34,560

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.36 $16.62 $34,560
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 5.97 $10.12 $21,040


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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