Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
4,510 10.6 % $17.72 $36,850 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.56 $13.56 $17.20 $21.42 $26.13
Annual Wage (2) $21,960 $28,210 $35,770 $44,560 $54,350


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 3,440 0.49 $18.00 $37,450
Residential Building Construction 140 0.02 $17.41 $36,220
Home Furnishings Stores 130 0.05 $18.29 $38,040
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $11.74 $24,420
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 80 0.01 $15.20 $31,610

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 3,440 0.49 $18.00 $37,450
Home Furnishings Stores 130 0.05 $18.29 $38,040
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $11.74 $24,420
Residential Building Construction 140 0.02 $17.41 $36,220
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 80 0.01 $15.20 $31,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $20.35 $42,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 (7) $18.83 $39,160
Home Furnishings Stores 130 0.05 $18.29 $38,040
Building Finishing Contractors 3,440 0.49 $18.00 $37,450
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $17.99 $37,410


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 470 0.03 0.94 $18.87 $39,250
North Carolina 460 0.11 3.44 $17.06 $35,480
Minnesota 420 0.15 4.56 $16.40 $34,110
Tennessee 250 0.09 2.69 $11.62 $24,160
Massachusetts 240 0.07 2.20 $20.75 $43,150




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)
Minnesota 420 0.15 4.56 $16.40 $34,110
North Carolina 460 0.11 3.44 $17.06 $35,480
Tennessee 250 0.09 2.69 $11.62 $24,160
Maryland 220 0.08 2.54 $18.36 $38,180
Massachusetts 240 0.07 2.20 $20.75 $43,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York (8) (8) (8) $24.69 $51,360
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $23.88 $49,680
Iowa 40 0.03 0.83 $20.78 $43,230
Massachusetts 240 0.07 2.20 $20.75 $43,150
Washington (8) (8) (8) $20.68 $43,020





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.21 6.40 $16.40 $34,110
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 2.01 $19.96 $41,520
Rockford, IL 60 0.40 12.08 $13.35 $27,770
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.17 5.05 $16.08 $33,440
Boulder, CO 40 0.22 6.71 $19.60 $40,760




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)
Rockford, IL 60 0.40 12.08 $13.35 $27,770
Boulder, CO 40 0.22 6.71 $19.60 $40,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.21 6.40 $16.40 $34,110
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.17 5.05 $16.08 $33,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 2.01 $19.96 $41,520




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.78 $45,310
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $21.67 $45,070
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.42 $44,560
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 2.01 $19.96 $41,520
Boulder, CO 40 0.22 6.71 $19.60 $40,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.64 $38,770
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.85 $37,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.83 $37,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.21 6.40 $16.40 $34,110


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