Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,020 7.2 % $19.15 $39,840 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $13.50 $17.27 $22.69 $31.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,190 $28,070 $35,930 $47,200 $65,490


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 6,650 1.01 $19.78 $41,150
Home Furnishings Stores 2,030 0.87 $18.30 $38,070
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 220 0.03 $18.22 $37,900
Residential Building Construction 190 0.03 $21.12 $43,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $20.00 $41,610

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 6,650 1.01 $19.78 $41,150
Home Furnishings Stores 2,030 0.87 $18.30 $38,070
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.07 $17.35 $36,100
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 220 0.03 $18.22 $37,900
Residential Building Construction 190 0.03 $21.12 $43,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 190 0.03 $21.12 $43,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $20.00 $41,610
Building Finishing Contractors 6,650 1.01 $19.78 $41,150
Home Furnishings Stores 2,030 0.87 $18.30 $38,070
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 220 0.03 $18.22 $37,900


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 1,540 0.10 1.39 $24.41 $50,760
New York 820 0.09 1.25 $15.79 $32,850
Texas 700 0.06 0.85 $14.86 $30,910
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 1.05 $16.61 $34,550
Washington 430 0.15 2.00 $23.24 $48,330




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 120 0.29 3.83 $15.97 $33,210
Oregon 360 0.22 2.92 $21.77 $45,290
Nebraska 160 0.18 2.32 $16.76 $34,860
Alabama 320 0.17 2.29 $13.93 $28,980
Washington 430 0.15 2.00 $23.24 $48,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $32.63 $67,880
New Jersey 70 0.02 0.23 $31.49 $65,490
Minnesota 50 0.02 0.26 $27.46 $57,120
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $26.21 $54,510
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $24.89 $51,760





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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.23 2.98 $17.04 $35,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.12 1.56 $17.24 $35,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 3.81 $30.43 $63,290
Baltimore-Towson, MD 230 0.18 2.42 $18.68 $38,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.39 $26.90 $55,950
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.26 3.38 $25.48 $53,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.75 $10.82 $22,500
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.71 9.43 $16.23 $33,770
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 70 0.08 1.09 $19.43 $40,410
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.91 $12.61 $26,230




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)
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.71 9.43 $16.23 $33,770
Bloomington-Normal, IL 30 0.39 5.20 $26.83 $55,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 3.81 $30.43 $63,290
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.26 3.38 $25.48 $53,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.23 2.98 $17.04 $35,450
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.22 2.96 $17.49 $36,390
Toledo, OH 60 0.19 2.57 $18.88 $39,280
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.39 $26.90 $55,950
Baltimore-Towson, MD 230 0.18 2.42 $18.68 $38,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.15 2.04 $15.31 $31,850




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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.44 $31.16 $64,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.71 $63,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 3.81 $30.43 $63,290
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $28.20 $58,650
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.39 $26.90 $55,950
Bloomington-Normal, IL 30 0.39 5.20 $26.83 $55,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.63 $53,310
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.26 3.38 $25.48 $53,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.20 $52,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.44 $50,840

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 3.45 $15.71 $32,680

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.45 $15.71 $32,680

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.42 $42,470
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.62 $36,640
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.65 $34,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.45 $15.71 $32,680


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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