Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
19,050 6.6 % $13.54 $28,160 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.68 $10.19 $12.73 $15.97 $19.29
Annual Wage (2) $18,060 $21,190 $26,480 $33,220 $40,120


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 3,010 0.54 $12.23 $25,430
Building Finishing Contractors 2,770 0.42 $13.43 $27,930
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,360 0.33 $13.30 $27,660
Building Equipment Contractors 2,220 0.13 $12.22 $25,410
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,030 0.15 $14.98 $31,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 650 0.64 $13.89 $28,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 3,010 0.54 $12.23 $25,430
Building Finishing Contractors 2,770 0.42 $13.43 $27,930
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,360 0.33 $13.30 $27,660
Utility System Construction 940 0.21 $15.09 $31,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $23.48 $48,850
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 60 0.04 $21.87 $45,500
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.10 $35,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $16.88 $35,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 580 0.01 $15.75 $32,750


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)
Texas 4,190 0.38 2.67 $13.06 $27,160
California 1,780 0.12 0.84 $15.71 $32,670
Florida 1,210 0.16 1.13 $12.30 $25,590
North Carolina 810 0.21 1.44 $12.42 $25,840
New York 770 0.09 0.62 $12.23 $25,430




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)
Texas 4,190 0.38 2.67 $13.06 $27,160
Louisiana 680 0.36 2.52 $12.50 $25,990
New Mexico 250 0.31 2.18 $12.73 $26,480
Idaho 160 0.26 1.81 $10.72 $22,290
Arkansas 270 0.23 1.61 $13.93 $28,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.17 1.21 $19.16 $39,860
Connecticut 160 0.10 0.68 $17.82 $37,070
Massachusetts 540 0.17 1.16 $17.40 $36,190
Vermont 40 0.14 0.97 $16.77 $34,870
New Jersey 580 0.15 1.06 $16.70 $34,740





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.76 $21.60 $44,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 0.56 $13.82 $28,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.19 1.32 $13.33 $27,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 0.95 $16.41 $34,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.49 $16.12 $33,520
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 1.30 $10.93 $22,730
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 1.07 $12.15 $25,270
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 210 0.23 1.62 $12.85 $26,720
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.38 2.63 $13.68 $28,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.14 1.00 $17.34 $36,070




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)
Jonesboro, AR 50 1.01 7.02 $12.85 $26,720
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 1.00 6.95 $12.77 $26,570
Corpus Christi, TX 170 0.95 6.58 $14.23 $29,600
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.72 5.01 $12.57 $26,150
Battle Creek, MI 30 0.65 4.54 $14.46 $30,070
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 2.80 $14.29 $29,730
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.38 2.63 $13.68 $28,460
Montgomery, AL 60 0.35 2.44 $10.97 $22,830
Asheville, NC 50 0.32 2.22 $13.41 $27,890
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.31 2.14 $13.70 $28,490




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.20 $48,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.76 $21.60 $44,930
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.24 1.70 $19.78 $41,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 0.68 $18.85 $39,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $18.62 $38,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.14 1.00 $17.34 $36,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.73 $17.34 $36,060
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.90 $35,150
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 80 0.29 2.02 $16.87 $35,100
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 0.52 $16.76 $34,860

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.47 3.28 $10.82 $22,500
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 4.79 $11.79 $24,520
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 4.07 $10.20 $21,210
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.69 $11.61 $24,150
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.97 $12.47 $25,930

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 4.79 $11.79 $24,520
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 4.07 $10.20 $21,210
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.47 3.28 $10.82 $22,500
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.45 $11.61 $24,140
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.35 $13.36 $27,790

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.85 $14.58 $30,320
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.35 $13.36 $27,790
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.08 $13.11 $27,270
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.04 $27,120
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.06 $13.00 $27,040


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.

(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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