Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
4,200 9.8 % $17.70 $36,810 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.91 $13.38 $16.94 $21.38 $26.31
Annual Wage (2) $22,700 $27,840 $35,240 $44,480 $54,720


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 3,420 0.52 $18.11 $37,670
Home Furnishings Stores 110 0.05 $17.67 $36,750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.05 $12.52 $26,040
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 80 0.00 $14.83 $30,840
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $19.21 $39,960

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 3,420 0.52 $18.11 $37,670
Home Furnishings Stores 110 0.05 $17.67 $36,750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.05 $12.52 $26,040
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $19.21 $39,960
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 80 0.00 $14.83 $30,840

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) $20.72 $43,110
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $19.21 $39,960
Building Finishing Contractors 3,420 0.52 $18.11 $37,670
Home Furnishings Stores 110 0.05 $17.67 $36,750
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 80 (7) $14.83 $30,840


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 560 0.04 1.20 $20.31 $42,240
North Carolina 450 0.11 3.61 $15.67 $32,590
Minnesota 290 0.11 3.37 $19.42 $40,400
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.52 $22.31 $46,400
Maryland 240 0.10 3.04 $18.73 $38,960




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 60 0.21 6.62 $14.86 $30,910
North Carolina 450 0.11 3.61 $15.67 $32,590
Minnesota 290 0.11 3.37 $19.42 $40,400
Idaho 70 0.11 3.60 $18.75 $38,990
Maryland 240 0.10 3.04 $18.73 $38,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $23.88 $49,670
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.52 $22.31 $46,400
Indiana 30 0.01 0.38 $21.40 $44,500
California 560 0.04 1.20 $20.31 $42,240
Colorado 110 0.05 1.46 $19.88 $41,340





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 240 0.14 4.29 $19.82 $41,220
Richmond, VA 150 0.25 7.87 $16.67 $34,680
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.22 6.80 $18.58 $38,650
Rockford, IL 60 0.45 14.23 $13.13 $27,300
Boulder, CO 50 0.30 9.35 $19.91 $41,420
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.20 6.44 $12.48 $25,960




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 0.45 14.23 $13.13 $27,300
Boulder, CO 50 0.30 9.35 $19.91 $41,420
Richmond, VA 150 0.25 7.87 $16.67 $34,680
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.22 6.80 $18.58 $38,650
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.20 6.44 $12.48 $25,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.14 4.29 $19.82 $41,220




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.99 $54,070
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $21.45 $44,610
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $20.93 $43,530
Boulder, CO 50 0.30 9.35 $19.91 $41,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.14 4.29 $19.82 $41,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.76 $39,010
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.22 6.80 $18.58 $38,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.71 $34,760
Richmond, VA 150 0.25 7.87 $16.67 $34,680


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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