Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.


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)
1,750 9.5 % $20.87 $43,410 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.64 $17.24 $20.78 $24.09 $28.15
Annual Wage (2) $28,380 $35,850 $43,220 $50,120 $58,540


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)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 400 0.44 $21.72 $45,170
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 270 0.69 $18.29 $38,040
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 190 0.34 $21.78 $45,300
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $22.88 $47,600
Foundries 120 0.10 $19.45 $40,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 270 0.69 $18.29 $38,040
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 400 0.44 $21.72 $45,170
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 190 0.34 $21.78 $45,300
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 70 0.13 $21.79 $45,320
Foundries 120 0.10 $19.45 $40,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 50 0.06 $24.40 $50,760
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $22.88 $47,600
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 70 0.13 $21.79 $45,320
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 190 0.34 $21.78 $45,300
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 400 0.44 $21.72 $45,170


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)
Pennsylvania 220 0.04 2.92 $18.79 $39,080
Ohio 190 0.04 2.85 $19.44 $40,430
Texas 140 0.01 0.99 $24.19 $50,320
Indiana 140 0.05 3.74 $20.95 $43,570
New York 120 0.01 1.04 $19.13 $39,800




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)
Indiana 140 0.05 3.74 $20.95 $43,570
Arkansas 60 0.05 3.65 $20.99 $43,670
Pennsylvania 220 0.04 2.92 $18.79 $39,080
Ohio 190 0.04 2.85 $19.44 $40,430
Washington 80 0.03 2.14 $23.29 $48,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 140 0.01 0.99 $24.19 $50,320
North Carolina 30 0.01 0.67 $23.35 $48,570
Washington 80 0.03 2.14 $23.29 $48,430
Illinois 50 0.01 0.61 $23.13 $48,120
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $22.81 $47,440





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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.09 6.61 $18.88 $39,260
Rochester, NY 60 0.12 8.96 $18.73 $38,970




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)
Rochester, NY 60 0.12 8.96 $18.73 $38,970
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.09 6.61 $18.88 $39,260




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $22.80 $47,410
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.09 6.61 $18.88 $39,260
Rochester, NY 60 0.12 8.96 $18.73 $38,970
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $17.85 $37,130


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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