Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
10,980 6.2 % $12.25 $25,490 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.71 $11.30 $13.78 $16.84
Annual Wage (2) $17,610 $20,190 $23,500 $28,670 $35,030


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)
Building Finishing Contractors 7,900 1.25 $11.96 $24,870
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 990 0.15 $11.86 $24,670
Residential Building Construction 360 0.06 $12.02 $25,010
Nonresidential Building Construction 250 0.04 (8) (8)
Employment Services 100 0.00 $12.82 $26,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 7,900 1.25 $11.96 $24,870
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 990 0.15 $11.86 $24,670
Residential Building Construction 360 0.06 $12.02 $25,010
Nonresidential Building Construction 250 0.04 (8) (8)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $18.13 $37,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $18.13 $37,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $17.84 $37,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $14.64 $30,450
Employment Services 100 (7) $12.82 $26,660
Residential Building Construction 360 0.06 $12.02 $25,010


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)
California 2,490 0.18 2.07 $13.88 $28,870
Texas 1,910 0.18 2.16 $11.30 $23,510
Virginia 450 0.13 1.49 $10.46 $21,750
New York 370 0.04 0.51 $12.79 $26,610
Florida 360 0.05 0.59 $10.77 $22,410




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)
New Mexico 290 0.37 4.30 $10.10 $21,020
Utah 320 0.27 3.17 $10.07 $20,940
Louisiana 360 0.19 2.26 $11.82 $24,590
Texas 1,910 0.18 2.16 $11.30 $23,510
California 2,490 0.18 2.07 $13.88 $28,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 130 0.03 0.40 $15.62 $32,500
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $15.45 $32,140
Hawaii 60 0.10 1.15 $15.24 $31,700
Washington 200 0.07 0.84 $14.15 $29,430
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $13.98 $29,070





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 1.90 $15.35 $31,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 620 0.24 2.82 $11.73 $24,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.38 4.45 $12.56 $26,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.17 1.95 $10.95 $22,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 340 0.27 3.18 $13.47 $28,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.06 0.66 $13.55 $28,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 2.97 $16.59 $34,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.10 1.13 $12.01 $24,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 2.80 $13.27 $27,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.31 $13.33 $27,720




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.74 8.60 $11.01 $22,900
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.65 7.57 $11.02 $22,910
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 120 0.63 7.39 $9.68 $20,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.38 4.45 $12.56 $26,120
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 40 0.35 4.10 $11.18 $23,250
Mobile, AL 50 0.30 3.54 $9.63 $20,030
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 60 0.30 3.51 $13.51 $28,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 340 0.27 3.18 $13.47 $28,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 2.97 $16.59 $34,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 2.80 $13.27 $27,600




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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.83 $35,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 2.97 $16.59 $34,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 1.90 $15.35 $31,920
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $15.19 $31,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $14.37 $29,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.33 $29,800
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 80 0.16 1.86 $14.28 $29,690
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.27 $29,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.10 $29,320
Lubbock, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.01 $29,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.15 $11.04 $22,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.15 $11.04 $22,960

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.03 $35,410
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.08 $23,050
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.15 $11.04 $22,960
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $8.97 $18,650


About May 2011 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012