Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to 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)
9,830 7.1 % $19.56 $40,690 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.42 $14.39 $17.63 $22.76 $31.09
Annual Wage (2) $23,750 $29,920 $36,670 $47,340 $64,680


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 6,700 0.96 $19.71 $41,000
Home Furnishings Stores 1,880 0.78 $19.25 $40,050
Residential Building Construction 280 0.04 $20.92 $43,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 160 0.02 $18.93 $39,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $20.24 $42,090

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 6,700 0.96 $19.71 $41,000
Home Furnishings Stores 1,880 0.78 $19.25 $40,050
Residential Building Construction 280 0.04 $20.92 $43,520
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 50 0.03 $13.01 $27,070
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 160 0.02 $18.93 $39,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $21.59 $44,910
Residential Building Construction 280 0.04 $20.92 $43,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $20.24 $42,090
Building Finishing Contractors 6,700 0.96 $19.71 $41,000
Home Furnishings Stores 1,880 0.78 $19.25 $40,050


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 2,120 0.14 1.92 $23.04 $47,930
New York 730 0.08 1.14 $18.18 $37,820
Washington 580 0.20 2.76 $21.94 $45,630
Texas 530 0.05 0.65 $16.98 $35,320
Pennsylvania 430 0.08 1.05 $18.49 $38,450



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)
South Dakota 120 0.29 4.01 $15.43 $32,100
Alabama 390 0.21 2.87 $14.00 $29,110
Washington 580 0.20 2.76 $21.94 $45,630
North Dakota 80 0.19 2.61 $17.28 $35,950
Montana 80 0.19 2.55 $13.47 $28,010



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $29.31 $60,960
Illinois 320 0.06 0.77 $27.44 $57,070
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.66 $25.81 $53,680
Ohio 110 0.02 0.30 $23.83 $49,560
Missouri 200 0.08 1.03 $23.77 $49,430




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 420 0.10 1.44 $24.00 $49,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 2.88 $18.38 $38,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 310 0.32 4.37 $29.68 $61,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 280 0.10 1.34 $19.01 $39,550
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.76 $26.21 $54,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.16 2.27 $15.85 $32,970
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.14 1.98 $23.98 $49,880
Honolulu, HI 100 0.23 3.13 $22.71 $47,230
Green Bay, WI 90 0.55 7.49 $18.99 $39,510
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.24 3.28 $23.12 $48,080



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)
Missoula, MT 40 0.75 10.32 $15.65 $32,540
Green Bay, WI 90 0.55 7.49 $18.99 $39,510
Salem, OR 60 0.41 5.62 $15.03 $31,270
Montgomery, AL 50 0.34 4.70 $15.61 $32,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 310 0.32 4.37 $29.68 $61,730
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.24 3.28 $23.12 $48,080
Honolulu, HI 100 0.23 3.13 $22.71 $47,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 2.88 $18.38 $38,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.76 $26.21 $54,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.16 2.27 $15.85 $32,970



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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.12 1.67 $35.90 $74,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 310 0.32 4.37 $29.68 $61,730
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $29.31 $60,960
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.76 $26.21 $54,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 1.44 $24.00 $49,920
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.14 1.98 $23.98 $49,880
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $23.35 $48,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.31 $48,480
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.24 3.28 $23.12 $48,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.74 $47,300

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.16 2.26 $17.38 $36,160
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.31 $14.31 $29,770
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.55 $19.31 $40,170

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.31 $14.31 $29,770
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.55 $19.31 $40,170
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.16 2.26 $17.38 $36,160

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.97 $43,620
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.55 $19.31 $40,170
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.16 2.26 $17.38 $36,160
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.31 $14.31 $29,770
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.95 $24,860


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015