Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2082 Tapers

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.


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)
15,370 4.1 % $24.01 $49,940 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.14 $16.18 $21.77 $30.87 $40.24
Annual Wage (2) $27,340 $33,640 $45,290 $64,210 $83,700


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 13,450 2.15 $23.99 $49,900
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,090 0.17 $24.82 $51,620
Residential Building Construction 450 0.08 $23.04 $47,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $25.42 $52,880
Employment Services 150 0.00 $23.46 $48,790

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 13,450 2.15 $23.99 $49,900
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,090 0.17 $24.82 $51,620
Residential Building Construction 450 0.08 $23.04 $47,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $25.42 $52,880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $13.59 $28,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $25.42 $52,880
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,090 0.17 $24.82 $51,620
Building Finishing Contractors 13,450 2.15 $23.99 $49,900
Employment Services 150 (7) $23.46 $48,790
Residential Building Construction 450 0.08 $23.04 $47,920


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 4,140 0.29 2.45 $25.26 $52,540
New York 1,590 0.19 1.58 $35.57 $73,980
Washington 1,520 0.55 4.67 $22.15 $46,070
Arizona 790 0.33 2.76 $17.15 $35,680
Texas 510 0.05 0.41 $14.76 $30,710




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)
Washington 1,520 0.55 4.67 $22.15 $46,070
Idaho 270 0.45 3.79 $16.11 $33,510
Nevada 380 0.34 2.87 $21.04 $43,760
Arizona 790 0.33 2.76 $17.15 $35,680
Utah 350 0.29 2.48 $17.93 $37,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,590 0.19 1.58 $35.57 $73,980
Hawaii 150 0.26 2.21 $33.29 $69,240
Illinois 480 0.09 0.73 $32.98 $68,600
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.27 $26.94 $56,040
Missouri 380 0.15 1.23 $26.64 $55,420





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.55 4.68 $22.98 $47,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.12 1.00 $40.58 $84,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 590 0.34 2.87 $17.36 $36,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 550 0.61 5.20 $28.96 $60,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.56 4.79 $29.39 $61,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 540 0.44 3.71 $39.95 $83,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.37 3.11 $23.91 $49,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 1.09 $25.57 $53,190
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 480 0.59 5.02 $22.38 $46,550
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 460 0.38 3.19 $19.67 $40,910




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)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 270 1.06 8.99 $19.08 $39,700
St. George, UT 40 0.90 7.67 $16.99 $35,340
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 70 0.76 6.44 $21.16 $44,000
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.71 6.03 $19.56 $40,690
Bellingham, WA 50 0.65 5.48 $22.71 $47,230
Salem, OR 90 0.64 5.44 $24.56 $51,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 550 0.61 5.20 $28.96 $60,230
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 480 0.59 5.02 $22.38 $46,550
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.56 4.79 $29.39 $61,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.55 4.68 $22.98 $47,810




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.12 1.00 $40.58 $84,410
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 540 0.44 3.71 $39.95 $83,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.10 0.85 $35.31 $73,440
Honolulu, HI 140 0.31 2.65 $34.65 $72,060
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (8) (8) (8) $31.29 $65,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.56 4.79 $29.39 $61,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 550 0.61 5.20 $28.96 $60,230
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.35 $28.76 $59,820
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.24 2.01 $27.78 $57,780
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.11 0.91 $27.61 $57,420


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013