Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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 painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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)
11,570 6.2 % $12.89 $26,810 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.85 $10.23 $12.46 $14.57 $17.60
Annual Wage (2) $18,410 $21,280 $25,910 $30,300 $36,600


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 9,260 1.33 $12.79 $26,600
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 770 0.13 $13.27 $27,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 470 0.06 $12.37 $25,720
Building Equipment Contractors 170 0.01 $15.10 $31,400
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $15.00 $31,190

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 9,260 1.33 $12.79 $26,600
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 770 0.13 $13.27 $27,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 470 0.06 $12.37 $25,720
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $15.00 $31,190
Residential Building Construction 150 0.02 $14.11 $29,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 170 0.01 $15.10 $31,400
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $15.00 $31,190
Residential Building Construction 150 0.02 $14.11 $29,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 770 0.13 $13.27 $27,600
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $13.09 $27,230


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 2,570 0.17 1.99 $13.79 $28,690
Texas 2,250 0.20 2.34 $12.78 $26,570
New York 660 0.07 0.87 $13.05 $27,130
Florida 650 0.09 1.00 $11.84 $24,630
Louisiana 470 0.24 2.85 $12.29 $25,570




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)
Oregon 450 0.27 3.10 $13.74 $28,570
Louisiana 470 0.24 2.85 $12.29 $25,570
Utah 270 0.21 2.51 $11.47 $23,860
Texas 2,250 0.20 2.34 $12.78 $26,570
New Mexico 150 0.19 2.23 $11.72 $24,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 110 0.03 0.39 $17.20 $35,780
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,360
Illinois 210 0.04 0.43 $16.23 $33,750
Arizona 190 0.08 0.89 $15.45 $32,130
Washington 400 0.14 1.59 $14.66 $30,500





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 850 0.30 3.49 $13.16 $27,370
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.57 6.66 $13.45 $27,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.13 1.49 $14.60 $30,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.33 3.86 $14.40 $29,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 3.64 $13.01 $27,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 1.33 $11.92 $24,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.90 $15.66 $32,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 1.77 $13.17 $27,390
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.50 5.85 $13.31 $27,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 1.00 $10.93 $22,740




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)
St. George, UT 80 1.51 17.66 $11.98 $24,920
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.85 9.93 $12.96 $26,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.57 6.66 $13.45 $27,980
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 60 0.54 6.35 $10.44 $21,720
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.50 5.85 $13.31 $27,680
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.48 5.63 $13.53 $28,150
Longview, TX 50 0.46 5.35 $11.77 $24,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.33 3.86 $14.40 $29,940
Salinas, CA 50 0.32 3.75 $11.97 $24,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 3.64 $13.01 $27,060




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.90 $15.66 $32,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.59 $32,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $15.45 $32,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.44 $32,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.13 1.49 $14.60 $30,370
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $14.40 $29,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.33 3.86 $14.40 $29,940
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.27 $29,690
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.48 5.63 $13.53 $28,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.57 6.66 $13.45 $27,980

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 12.40 $11.29 $23,480
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 9.50 $15.58 $32,410

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 12.40 $11.29 $23,480
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 9.50 $15.58 $32,410

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 9.50 $15.58 $32,410
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 12.40 $11.29 $23,480
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.36 $21,540


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.

(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