Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
2,060 7.9 % $21.37 $44,450 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.49 $16.93 $20.36 $24.29 $32.12
Annual Wage (2) $28,050 $35,220 $42,350 $50,530 $66,810


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 460 0.55 $24.28 $50,500
Foundries 280 0.25 $19.33 $40,200
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 250 0.04 $23.00 $47,850
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 200 0.38 $20.35 $42,320
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 80 0.02 $18.41 $38,300

Industries with the highest concentration 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 460 0.55 $24.28 $50,500
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 200 0.38 $20.35 $42,320
Foundries 280 0.25 $19.33 $40,200
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $20.06 $41,730
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.08 $23.07 $47,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 460 0.55 $24.28 $50,500
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.08 $23.07 $47,980
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 250 0.04 $23.00 $47,850
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $21.90 $45,560
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing (8) (8) $20.65 $42,960


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)
Indiana 280 0.10 6.30 $22.91 $47,660
Pennsylvania 260 0.05 2.97 $20.75 $43,150
Ohio 180 0.04 2.29 $22.10 $45,960
Texas 160 0.02 0.99 $18.26 $37,970
Alabama 120 0.07 4.08 $27.34 $56,860




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 280 0.10 6.30 $22.91 $47,660
Alabama 120 0.07 4.08 $27.34 $56,860
Oklahoma 90 0.06 3.77 $18.07 $37,580
Louisiana 90 0.05 3.09 $22.10 $45,960
Pennsylvania 260 0.05 2.97 $20.75 $43,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $27.49 $57,170
Alabama 120 0.07 4.08 $27.34 $56,860
Minnesota 70 0.03 1.73 $23.39 $48,650
Indiana 280 0.10 6.30 $22.91 $47,660
Ohio 180 0.04 2.29 $22.10 $45,960

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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 38.98 $23.71 $49,310
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.11 6.98 $18.13 $37,710
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 7.23 $18.64 $38,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 1.11 $21.32 $44,350
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 30 0.03 1.98 $17.22 $35,810




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 38.98 $23.71 $49,310
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 7.23 $18.64 $38,780
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.11 6.98 $18.13 $37,710
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 30 0.03 1.98 $17.22 $35,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 1.11 $21.32 $44,350




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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $27.95 $58,140
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 38.98 $23.71 $49,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 1.11 $21.32 $44,350
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.42 $42,460
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 7.23 $18.64 $38,780
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $18.33 $38,130
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.11 6.98 $18.13 $37,710
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 30 0.03 1.98 $17.22 $35,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.06 $35,490


About May 2010 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:

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May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011