Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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 7.0 % $20.44 $42,520 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.15 $14.06 $17.80 $24.45 $34.68
Annual Wage (2) $23,190 $29,240 $37,030 $50,860 $72,130


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 6,660 0.92 $20.51 $42,670
Home Furnishings Stores 1,650 0.66 $21.06 $43,810
Residential Building Construction 360 0.05 $19.22 $39,980
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.02 $18.68 $38,850
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $14.81 $30,810

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 6,660 0.92 $20.51 $42,670
Home Furnishings Stores 1,650 0.66 $21.06 $43,810
Residential Building Construction 360 0.05 $19.22 $39,980
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $14.81 $30,810
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.02 $18.68 $38,850

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) $23.52 $48,920
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $22.46 $46,710
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $21.53 $44,790
Home Furnishings Stores 1,650 0.66 $21.06 $43,810
Building Finishing Contractors 6,660 0.92 $20.51 $42,670


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 2,220 0.14 2.01 $23.10 $48,050
Texas 510 0.04 0.61 $16.02 $33,320
Illinois 460 0.08 1.09 $30.70 $63,850
New York 440 0.05 0.69 $20.30 $42,220
Wisconsin 430 0.15 2.17 $24.57 $51,100



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 0.30 4.24 $15.81 $32,870
Alabama 420 0.22 3.14 $14.25 $29,640
Oregon 300 0.17 2.44 $20.66 $42,970
Idaho 110 0.16 2.31 $18.59 $38,670
Hawaii 100 0.16 2.30 $28.13 $58,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 460 0.08 1.09 $30.70 $63,850
Hawaii 100 0.16 2.30 $28.13 $58,520
Connecticut 90 0.05 0.74 $26.77 $55,680
Missouri 240 0.09 1.26 $26.12 $54,340
Wisconsin 430 0.15 2.17 $24.57 $51,100




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.42 5.83 $29.47 $61,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 1.01 $24.74 $51,460
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 2.43 $18.71 $38,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.20 2.86 $23.05 $47,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 2.19 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 1.71 $18.75 $38,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 1.73 $20.38 $42,390
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 3.14 $28.13 $58,520
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.09 1.24 $27.72 $57,650
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.16 2.30 $17.81 $37,040



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)
Sioux Falls, SD 80 0.54 7.63 $15.90 $33,070
Salem, OR 70 0.45 6.37 $15.04 $31,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.42 5.83 $29.47 $61,300
Montgomery, AL 70 0.42 5.82 $15.01 $31,220
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.40 5.65 $13.66 $28,410
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 3.14 $28.13 $58,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.20 2.86 $23.05 $47,930
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 2.43 $18.71 $38,910
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.16 2.25 $27.37 $56,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 2.19 (8) (8)



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 1.70 $36.62 $76,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.97 $72,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.42 5.83 $29.47 $61,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 3.14 $28.13 $58,520
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $27.89 $58,020
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 90 0.09 1.24 $27.72 $57,650
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $27.59 $57,390
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.16 2.25 $27.37 $56,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 1.01 $24.74 $51,460
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.44 $48,760

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 4.76 $20.61 $42,860
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 5.44 $13.95 $29,010
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 9.81 $11.68 $24,300
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.35 $18.68 $38,840

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 9.81 $11.68 $24,300
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 5.44 $13.95 $29,010
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 4.76 $20.61 $42,860
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.35 $18.68 $38,840

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 4.76 $20.61 $42,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.88 $41,350
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.35 $18.68 $38,840
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 5.44 $13.95 $29,010
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 9.81 $11.68 $24,300


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.

(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 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