Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


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)
4,700 9.8 % $18.35 $38,160 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.30 $13.34 $17.76 $22.85 $27.75
Annual Wage (2) $21,420 $27,750 $36,930 $47,530 $57,730


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 3,530 0.49 $18.56 $38,610
Residential Building Construction 200 0.03 $18.18 $37,820
Home Furnishings Stores 150 0.06 $20.82 $43,300
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $14.88 $30,950
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 90 0.01 $21.87 $45,500

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 3,530 0.49 $18.56 $38,610
Home Furnishings Stores 150 0.06 $20.82 $43,300
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $14.88 $30,950
Residential Building Construction 200 0.03 $18.18 $37,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 90 0.01 $21.87 $45,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 90 0.01 $21.87 $45,500
Home Furnishings Stores 150 0.06 $20.82 $43,300
Building Finishing Contractors 3,530 0.49 $18.56 $38,610
Residential Building Construction 200 0.03 $18.18 $37,820
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $14.88 $30,950


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)
Wisconsin 640 0.23 6.72 $16.79 $34,930
California 450 0.03 0.86 $21.43 $44,570
North Carolina 440 0.11 3.14 $15.99 $33,250
Washington 340 0.11 3.34 $20.94 $43,560
Minnesota 340 0.12 3.55 $17.66 $36,740




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)
Vermont 100 0.32 9.51 $20.63 $42,900
Wisconsin 640 0.23 6.72 $16.79 $34,930
Minnesota 340 0.12 3.55 $17.66 $36,740
Washington 340 0.11 3.34 $20.94 $43,560
North Carolina 440 0.11 3.14 $15.99 $33,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 70 0.03 0.75 $26.51 $55,150
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $25.08 $52,160
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $22.98 $47,800
Illinois 120 0.02 0.59 $22.98 $47,800
California 450 0.03 0.86 $21.43 $44,570





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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 430 0.51 15.09 $15.77 $32,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.17 5.12 $17.65 $36,720
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.81 $20.36 $42,340
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 9.58 $16.82 $34,980
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 3.50 $17.73 $36,880
Rockford, IL 40 0.26 7.60 $10.78 $22,420




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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 430 0.51 15.09 $15.77 $32,810
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 9.58 $16.82 $34,980
Rockford, IL 40 0.26 7.60 $10.78 $22,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.17 5.12 $17.65 $36,720
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 3.50 $17.73 $36,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.81 $20.36 $42,340




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $30.84 $64,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.89 $51,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.86 $45,460
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.81 $20.36 $42,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.15 $39,830
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,150
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 3.50 $17.73 $36,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.17 5.12 $17.65 $36,720
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 9.58 $16.82 $34,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 430 0.51 15.09 $15.77 $32,810


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016