Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and 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)
11,250 7.1 % $20.25 $42,130 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.36 $14.11 $18.21 $24.01 $31.67
Annual Wage (2) $23,630 $29,340 $37,880 $49,950 $65,860


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)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,890 0.78 $20.37 $42,360
Building Finishing Contractors 2,150 0.31 $20.98 $43,650
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 660 0.92 $17.41 $36,200
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 580 0.10 $15.97 $33,210
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 460 0.02 $20.81 $43,280

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 660 0.92 $17.41 $36,200
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,890 0.78 $20.37 $42,360
Building Finishing Contractors 2,150 0.31 $20.98 $43,650
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 310 0.10 $16.83 $35,010
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 580 0.10 $15.97 $33,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 280 0.04 $27.81 $57,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $24.41 $50,780
Building Finishing Contractors 2,150 0.31 $20.98 $43,650
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 460 0.02 $20.81 $43,280
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,890 0.78 $20.37 $42,360


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)
Texas 1,940 0.17 2.07 $17.27 $35,920
California 1,260 0.08 1.00 $19.87 $41,340
New York 970 0.11 1.32 $23.36 $48,590
Nevada 680 0.57 6.84 $17.83 $37,090
Virginia 520 0.14 1.72 $23.21 $48,270




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 680 0.57 6.84 $17.83 $37,090
Vermont 120 0.41 4.96 $20.11 $41,830
District of Columbia 160 0.24 2.86 $26.60 $55,320
Arizona 480 0.19 2.26 $17.57 $36,540
Maine 110 0.18 2.18 $21.24 $44,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 410 0.12 1.50 $32.65 $67,910
Hawaii 100 0.16 1.91 $30.36 $63,150
Connecticut 150 0.09 1.08 $29.12 $60,560
District of Columbia 160 0.24 2.86 $26.60 $55,320
New York 970 0.11 1.32 $23.36 $48,590





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.50 6.03 $18.41 $38,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.11 1.37 $20.18 $41,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 2.77 $26.04 $54,160
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 390 0.45 5.37 $17.50 $36,400
Reno-Sparks, NV 250 1.28 15.34 $18.49 $38,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.07 0.85 $16.99 $35,340
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.20 2.46 $22.39 $46,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.72 (8) (8)
Baton Rouge, LA 90 0.22 2.68 $22.65 $47,110
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 80 0.22 2.59 $24.88 $51,740




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)
Reno-Sparks, NV 250 1.28 15.34 $18.49 $38,460
Prescott, AZ 40 0.76 9.12 $11.06 $22,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.50 6.03 $18.41 $38,290
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 390 0.45 5.37 $17.50 $36,400
Waco, TX 30 0.32 3.88 $16.07 $33,430
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.25 2.95 $16.84 $35,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 2.77 $26.04 $54,160
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 80 0.22 2.59 $24.88 $51,740
Baton Rouge, LA 90 0.22 2.68 $22.65 $47,110
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.20 2.46 $22.39 $46,560




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $35.85 $74,560
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $35.84 $74,540
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $33.00 $68,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.44 $67,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.16 $66,890
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.88 $62,140
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $29.11 $60,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.99 $56,130
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $26.40 $54,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 2.77 $26.04 $54,160

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 1.76 21.16 $18.28 $38,020
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 5.79 $30.77 $63,990
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.75 9.04 $18.40 $38,270
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 5.48 $19.76 $41,100
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 4.72 $21.99 $45,730

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 1.76 21.16 $18.28 $38,020
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.75 9.04 $18.40 $38,270
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 5.79 $30.77 $63,990
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 5.48 $19.76 $41,100
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 4.72 $21.99 $45,730

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 80 0.48 5.79 $30.77 $63,990
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 4.72 $21.99 $45,730
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.82 $41,230
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 5.48 $19.76 $41,100
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.75 9.04 $18.40 $38,270


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015