Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons or tile and marble setters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
22,970 3.6 % $15.43 $32,090 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $11.73 $14.09 $17.69 $23.19
Annual Wage (2) $20,770 $24,390 $29,320 $36,790 $48,240


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 16,370 2.05 $15.59 $32,420
Building Finishing Contractors 4,910 0.67 $14.95 $31,100
Nonresidential Building Construction 450 0.06 $15.43 $32,100
Residential Building Construction 360 0.05 $14.12 $29,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $24.56 $51,080

Industries with the highest concentration 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 16,370 2.05 $15.59 $32,420
Building Finishing Contractors 4,910 0.67 $14.95 $31,100
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.10 $14.63 $30,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 450 0.06 $15.43 $32,100
Residential Building Construction 360 0.05 $14.12 $29,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $24.56 $51,080
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 16,370 2.05 $15.59 $32,420
Nonresidential Building Construction 450 0.06 $15.43 $32,100
Building Finishing Contractors 4,910 0.67 $14.95 $31,100
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.10 $14.63 $30,440


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 3,240 0.21 1.26 $16.36 $34,020
Texas 2,080 0.18 1.08 $13.18 $27,410
Virginia 1,710 0.47 2.80 $15.60 $32,440
North Carolina 1,180 0.29 1.72 $12.91 $26,860
Florida 1,040 0.13 0.79 $12.19 $25,350




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)
Virginia 1,710 0.47 2.80 $15.60 $32,440
Utah 560 0.42 2.52 $15.07 $31,340
Maine 240 0.40 2.39 $15.22 $31,660
South Dakota 160 0.39 2.34 $14.16 $29,460
Vermont 100 0.34 2.06 $17.31 $36,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 360 0.12 0.72 $25.00 $52,000
Rhode Island 60 0.13 0.79 $22.85 $47,520
Connecticut 360 0.21 1.29 $22.01 $45,780
Massachusetts 420 0.12 0.73 $21.93 $45,610
Hawaii 70 0.12 0.71 $21.02 $43,720





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.33 1.98 $15.25 $31,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.14 0.86 $14.33 $29,810
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 570 0.51 3.05 $13.51 $28,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 550 0.29 1.76 $12.37 $25,730
Richmond, VA 530 0.86 5.19 $16.87 $35,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 1.09 $13.40 $27,870
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 440 0.50 3.03 $17.60 $36,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.33 1.98 $17.24 $35,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 430 0.18 1.10 $13.91 $28,940
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.38 2.31 $17.78 $36,990




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)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 170 1.32 7.95 $12.13 $25,230
Bend-Redmond, OR 90 1.26 7.58 $14.07 $29,260
Waco, TX 110 1.00 6.02 $12.32 $25,630
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.88 5.26 $12.59 $26,180
Bloomington, IN 60 0.87 5.19 $14.58 $30,330
Richmond, VA 530 0.86 5.19 $16.87 $35,090
Rapid City, SD 50 0.80 4.78 $13.50 $28,070
Madera, CA 30 0.79 4.73 $15.60 $32,440
Napa, CA 50 0.76 4.56 $15.28 $31,790
Hattiesburg, MS 40 0.74 4.47 $10.80 $22,470




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.22 $58,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 0.70 $26.42 $54,940
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 0.73 $25.04 $52,070
Salinas, CA 60 0.35 2.10 $23.45 $48,770
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.14 0.83 $23.25 $48,350
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 210 0.12 0.71 $23.17 $48,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.94 $47,720
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.66 $47,140
Salem, OR 60 0.38 2.27 $21.57 $44,870
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $20.61 $42,870

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 Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 2.57 $12.77 $26,560
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 5.50 $15.77 $32,790
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 2.08 $17.67 $36,740
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 3.89 $16.48 $34,290
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 4.30 $18.18 $37,820

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 5.50 $15.77 $32,790
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 4.30 $18.18 $37,820
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 3.89 $16.48 $34,290
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 2.57 $12.77 $26,560
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.32 $15.17 $31,550

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.11 $23.85 $49,610
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.54 $42,710
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 4.30 $18.18 $37,820
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 2.08 $17.67 $36,740
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.21 $35,800


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.

(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 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