Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair metal and wooden fences and fence gates around highways, industrial establishments, residences, or farms, using hand and power tools.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
21,840 5.8 % $14.49 $30,140 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.92 $10.84 $13.47 $16.82 $21.88
Annual Wage (2) $18,560 $22,540 $28,010 $34,990 $45,500


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,730 $14.35 $29,850
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,100 $13.99 $29,100
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 530 $17.82 $37,070
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 290 $15.26 $31,750
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 $17.32 $36,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 530 $17.82 $37,070
Building Equipment Contractors (8) $17.50 $36,410
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 $17.32 $36,020
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 80 $17.20 $35,780
General Rental Centers 230 $16.37 $34,040


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Montana 540 $12.09 $25,150 1.254
Iowa 650 $14.28 $29,700 0.442
South Dakota 160 $10.90 $22,680 0.417
Kentucky 570 $9.65 $20,070 0.326
Washington 810 $15.37 $31,960 0.290

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
California 2,420 $18.63 $38,750 0.167
Illinois 240 $18.49 $38,450 0.041
New York 1,180 $17.46 $36,320 0.139
New Jersey 480 $16.34 $33,990 0.125
Maryland 290 $16.27 $33,830 0.117


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 150 $16.60 $34,540 1.784
Greeley, CO 100 $21.28 $44,250 1.272
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 390 $13.71 $28,510 1.218
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 120 $15.57 $32,390 0.464
Syracuse, NY 130 $14.88 $30,950 0.414

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) $27.54 $57,290 (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 $22.84 $47,500 0.131
Greeley, CO 100 $21.28 $44,250 1.272
Akron, OH (8) $21.14 $43,970 (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL (8) $20.35 $42,320 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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) 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010