Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
20,980 6.4 % $13.18 $27,420 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.80 $12.31 $15.39 $18.65
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $20,380 $25,610 $32,000 $38,800


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 3,220 0.51 $13.11 $27,270
Building Equipment Contractors 2,600 0.16 $12.48 $25,970
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,270 0.33 $12.88 $26,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 820 0.13 $13.96 $29,050
Utility System Construction 770 0.18 $15.96 $33,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 540 0.53 $14.16 $29,460
Building Finishing Contractors 3,220 0.51 $13.11 $27,270
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,270 0.33 $12.88 $26,800
Home Furnishings Stores 630 0.28 $11.34 $23,590
Utility System Construction 770 0.18 $15.96 $33,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.18 $35,740
State Government (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $16.01 $33,300
Utility System Construction 770 0.18 $15.96 $33,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 370 0.01 $15.90 $33,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 $15.44 $32,110


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 2,100 0.15 0.91 $14.10 $29,330
Florida 1,040 0.14 0.89 $11.94 $24,830
North Carolina 1,010 0.26 1.62 $12.12 $25,200
New York 910 0.11 0.66 $10.52 $21,880
Louisiana 900 0.48 2.99 $12.26 $25,490




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)
Louisiana 900 0.48 2.99 $12.26 $25,490
Utah 440 0.36 2.27 $11.82 $24,590
Delaware 120 0.30 1.86 $13.06 $27,160
Arkansas 330 0.28 1.77 $12.91 $26,850
North Carolina 1,010 0.26 1.62 $12.12 $25,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 160 0.10 0.61 $19.42 $40,390
Alaska 60 0.18 1.10 $18.63 $38,740
Missouri 340 0.13 0.82 $16.86 $35,060
Massachusetts 540 0.17 1.05 $16.68 $34,680
New Jersey 520 0.14 0.84 $16.42 $34,160





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 0.54 $11.09 $23,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.17 1.07 $14.86 $30,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 1.05 $12.05 $25,060
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 350 0.67 4.18 $13.53 $28,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 0.93 $18.30 $38,060
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 210 0.21 1.31 $12.47 $25,950
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.59 3.65 $11.11 $23,120
Richmond, VA 210 0.35 2.19 $12.26 $25,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.20 1.25 $16.30 $33,910
Raleigh-Cary, NC 200 0.38 2.38 $14.24 $29,620




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)
Jacksonville, NC 50 1.21 7.54 $10.14 $21,080
Jonesboro, AR 50 1.10 6.81 $12.50 $26,010
Greenville, NC 60 0.82 5.09 $13.11 $27,260
Savannah, GA 120 0.81 5.00 $8.47 $17,610
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 350 0.67 4.18 $13.53 $28,140
St. George, UT 30 0.64 3.96 $12.31 $25,610
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.61 3.80 $12.59 $26,190
Baton Rouge, LA 210 0.59 3.65 $11.11 $23,120
Fargo, ND-MN 60 0.47 2.91 $11.82 $24,590
Raleigh-Cary, NC 200 0.38 2.38 $14.24 $29,620




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 1.63 $19.03 $39,590
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.74 $18.81 $39,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 0.93 $18.30 $38,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.12 0.72 $18.24 $37,930
Kansas City, MO-KS 110 0.11 0.69 $17.83 $37,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 0.96 $17.67 $36,760
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.20 1.25 $16.30 $33,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.27 $33,840
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.17 $33,630

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.65 4.01 $12.59 $26,180
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 2.16 $12.82 $26,660
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 3.60 $14.59 $30,340
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.22 1.40 $11.16 $23,200
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.16 $14.21 $29,570

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.65 4.01 $12.59 $26,180
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 3.60 $14.59 $30,340
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 2.95 $12.20 $25,370
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.25 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.16 $14.21 $29,570

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.96 $16.41 $34,140
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 3.60 $14.59 $30,340
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.23 $29,600
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.16 $14.21 $29,570
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 2.16 $12.82 $26,660


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.

(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