Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


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)
13,210 8.1 % $20.66 $42,970 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.74 $13.85 $18.57 $25.03 $33.16
Annual Wage (2) $22,350 $28,800 $38,630 $52,060 $68,970


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)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,710 0.97 $20.82 $43,300
Building Finishing Contractors 2,310 0.32 $22.05 $45,860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 710 0.95 $16.66 $34,660
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.09 $17.80 $37,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 550 0.08 $24.54 $51,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,710 0.97 $20.82 $43,300
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 710 0.95 $16.66 $34,660
Building Finishing Contractors 2,310 0.32 $22.05 $45,860
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.09 $17.80 $37,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 550 0.08 $24.54 $51,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 550 0.08 $24.54 $51,050
Employment Services (8) (8) $22.67 $47,160
Building Finishing Contractors 2,310 0.32 $22.05 $45,860
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 410 0.02 $20.85 $43,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,710 0.97 $20.82 $43,300


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)
Texas 1,760 0.15 1.59 $14.79 $30,770
New York 1,670 0.19 1.94 $25.10 $52,220
California 1,520 0.10 1.02 $19.56 $40,680
Nevada 810 0.66 6.89 $19.81 $41,200
Arizona 780 0.30 3.13 $15.08 $31,360



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)
Nevada 810 0.66 6.89 $19.81 $41,200
Vermont 110 0.37 3.81 $20.33 $42,280
Arizona 780 0.30 3.13 $15.08 $31,360
District of Columbia 160 0.24 2.49 $24.35 $50,640
Maine 120 0.21 2.15 $20.75 $43,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 440 0.13 1.34 $37.70 $78,410
Hawaii 120 0.19 2.03 $29.56 $61,490
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $28.80 $59,900
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $27.11 $56,390
Virginia 480 0.13 1.36 $26.47 $55,060




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.37 3.91 $14.23 $29,600
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 620 0.48 5.03 $30.33 $63,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 580 0.24 2.51 $26.67 $55,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 570 0.31 3.19 $16.04 $33,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.19 1.96 $21.25 $44,210
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.28 2.93 $35.65 $74,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.63 $15.55 $32,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 240 0.08 0.87 $16.13 $33,550
Reno, NV 230 1.13 11.81 $18.86 $39,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.17 1.75 $19.09 $39,710



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)
Reno, NV 230 1.13 11.81 $18.86 $39,220
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 130 0.70 7.28 $16.35 $34,010
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 620 0.48 5.03 $30.33 $63,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.37 3.91 $14.23 $29,600
El Paso, TX 110 0.36 3.80 $14.97 $31,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 570 0.31 3.19 $16.04 $33,360
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.30 3.14 $24.12 $50,170
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.28 2.93 $35.65 $74,150
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.25 2.60 $16.67 $34,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 580 0.24 2.51 $26.67 $55,470



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $55.47 $115,390
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $36.75 $76,440
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.28 2.93 $35.65 $74,150
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 620 0.48 5.03 $30.33 $63,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 580 0.24 2.51 $26.67 $55,470
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.47 $55,060
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.98 $54,030
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.30 3.14 $24.12 $50,170
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.54 $46,870
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $22.34 $46,470


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016