Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
21,250 5.4 % $15.58 $32,410 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.66 $11.56 $14.52 $18.15 $22.75
Annual Wage (2) $20,080 $24,030 $30,190 $37,750 $47,310


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 17,820 3.29 $15.59 $32,440
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,250 0.12 $14.13 $29,400
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 360 0.20 $17.65 $36,700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 350 0.05 $16.30 $33,900
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 260 0.21 $16.08 $33,440

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 17,820 3.29 $15.59 $32,440
General Rental Centers 120 0.30 $20.57 $42,790
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 260 0.21 $16.08 $33,440
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 360 0.20 $17.65 $36,700
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 60 0.14 $16.14 $33,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Rental Centers 120 0.30 $20.57 $42,790
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 360 0.20 $17.65 $36,700
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $17.43 $36,260
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 50 0.04 $17.28 $35,950
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 190 0.05 $16.67 $34,660


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 2,350 0.16 1.01 $19.14 $39,820
Texas 1,430 0.13 0.83 $11.82 $24,590
Florida 1,150 0.16 0.97 $14.38 $29,910
New York 1,140 0.13 0.82 $19.20 $39,940
Pennsylvania 1,060 0.19 1.16 $16.28 $33,850




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)
Wyoming 350 1.24 7.62 $16.22 $33,740
Montana 290 0.67 4.10 $11.96 $24,870
North Dakota 220 0.53 3.28 $14.75 $30,680
Vermont 140 0.47 2.90 $13.11 $27,270
West Virginia 310 0.44 2.68 $12.31 $25,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 590 0.37 2.24 $22.64 $47,100
New York 1,140 0.13 0.82 $19.20 $39,940
California 2,350 0.16 1.01 $19.14 $39,820
Massachusetts 190 0.06 0.37 $18.02 $37,490
Oregon 680 0.42 2.58 $17.41 $36,200





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.19 1.18 $18.34 $38,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 500 0.43 2.65 $24.54 $51,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 440 0.44 2.67 $18.41 $38,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.80 $19.16 $39,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.74 $15.56 $32,370
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 270 0.31 1.92 $16.26 $33,820
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 3.85 $17.88 $37,200
Stockton, CA 150 0.79 4.87 $21.00 $43,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.24 $13.36 $27,780
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 0.80 $11.93 $24,810




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)
Yakima, WA 90 1.15 7.03 $15.73 $32,710
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.86 5.28 $13.57 $28,230
Ocean City, NJ 30 0.86 5.25 $15.79 $32,850
Goldsboro, NC 30 0.82 5.04 $11.03 $22,950
Stockton, CA 150 0.79 4.87 $21.00 $43,680
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.69 4.21 $12.78 $26,580
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 3.85 $17.88 $37,200
Fort Wayne, IN 110 0.55 3.37 $13.91 $28,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 440 0.44 2.67 $18.41 $38,280
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.44 2.72 $12.00 $24,950




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) $26.64 $55,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 500 0.43 2.65 $24.54 $51,040
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.29 $50,520
Stockton, CA 150 0.79 4.87 $21.00 $43,680
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $20.58 $42,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.28 $42,180
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.17 $39,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.80 $19.16 $39,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 440 0.44 2.67 $18.41 $38,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.19 1.18 $18.34 $38,150

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 2.07 12.67 $14.34 $29,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 5.85 $13.17 $27,380

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 2.07 12.67 $14.34 $29,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 5.85 $13.17 $27,380

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) $15.45 $32,140
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 2.07 12.67 $14.34 $29,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 5.85 $13.17 $27,380
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.01 $24,980
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.76 $24,450


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.

(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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