Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

Build or repair furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits, ovens, etc., using refractory materials.

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)
2,080 6.2 % $20.82 $43,310 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.16 $16.40 $19.97 $24.07 $31.06
Annual Wage (2) $27,380 $34,110 $41,530 $50,060 $64,600


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 470 $24.44 $50,840
Foundries 260 $19.72 $41,020
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 (8) (8)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 170 $18.24 $37,940
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 160 $19.66 $40,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 470 $24.44 $50,840
Building Equipment Contractors (8) $23.11 $48,070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 50 $22.53 $46,860
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 90 $20.82 $43,300
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) $20.39 $42,410


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
Indiana 250 $19.99 $41,580 0.089
Alabama 120 $26.31 $54,720 0.064
Pennsylvania 260 $21.35 $44,410 0.046
Tennessee 80 $19.82 $41,230 0.029
Wisconsin 70 $19.17 $39,880 0.026

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alabama 120 $26.31 $54,720 0.064
Minnesota 50 $24.92 $51,830 0.020
Ohio 130 $23.26 $48,390 0.026
Pennsylvania 260 $21.35 $44,410 0.046
New York (8) $20.62 $42,890 (8)


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
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 120 $18.80 $39,100 0.461
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 $16.95 $35,250 0.100
Pittsburgh, PA 100 $19.54 $40,640 0.089
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 $20.48 $42,600 0.038
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 $19.64 $40,840 0.021

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 $20.48 $42,600 0.038
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 $19.64 $40,840 0.021
Pittsburgh, PA 100 $19.54 $40,640 0.089
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 120 $18.80 $39,100 0.461
Tulsa, OK (8) $17.61 $36,630 (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