2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers ; Boilermakers ; Brickmasons and Blockmasons ; Stonemasons ; Carpenters ; Carpet Installers ; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles ; Floor Sanders and Finishers ; Tile and Marble Setters ; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers ; Construction Laborers ; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators ; Pile-Driver Operators ; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators ; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers ; Tapers ; Electricians ; Glaziers ; Insulation Workers ; Painters, Construction and Maintenance ; Paperhangers ; Pipelayers ; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters ; Plasterers and Stucco Masons ; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers ; Roofers ; Sheet Metal Workers ; Structural Iron and Steel Workers ; Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters ; Helpers—Carpenters ; Helpers—Electricians ; Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons ; Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters ; Helpers—Roofers ; Construction and Building Inspectors ; Elevator Installers and Repairers ; Fence Erectors ; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers ; Highway Maintenance Workers ; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators ; Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners ; Segmental Pavers ; Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas ; Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas ; Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining ; Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas ; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters ; Continuous Mining Machine Operators ; Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators ; Rock Splitters, Quarry ; Roof Bolters, Mining ; Roustabouts, Oil and Gas ; Helpers—Extraction Workers; and residual, "All Other", occupations in this major group.

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

RSE (3)
Employment (1) 6,239,430 0.3 %
Mean hourly wage $17.05 0.2 %
Mean annual wage (2) $35,450 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.84 $11.29 $15.57 $21.56 $27.89
Annual Wage (2) $18,390 $23,490 $32,390 $44,850 $58,010

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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.

All Construction and Extraction Occupations

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order


Last Modified Date: December 23, 2002