Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
16,120 5.0 % $23.41 $48,690 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $15.93 $21.10 $30.01 $39.34
Annual Wage (2) $26,730 $33,140 $43,890 $62,410 $81,820


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 14,270 2.17 $23.30 $48,460
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.18 $24.23 $50,390
Residential Building Construction 340 0.06 $26.88 $55,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $23.58 $49,050
Employment Services 120 0.00 $19.87 $41,320

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 14,270 2.17 $23.30 $48,460
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.18 $24.23 $50,390
Residential Building Construction 340 0.06 $26.88 $55,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $23.58 $49,050
Employment Services 120 0.00 $19.87 $41,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 340 0.06 $26.88 $55,920
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.18 $24.23 $50,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $23.58 $49,050
Building Finishing Contractors 14,270 2.17 $23.30 $48,460
Employment Services 120 (7) $19.87 $41,320


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 4,910 0.33 2.74 $24.51 $50,980
Washington 1,380 0.49 4.01 $21.27 $44,240
New York 1,140 0.13 1.09 $32.48 $67,560
Texas 1,010 0.09 0.76 $18.14 $37,720
Arizona 920 0.37 3.06 $16.73 $34,800




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 1,380 0.49 4.01 $21.27 $44,240
Arizona 920 0.37 3.06 $16.73 $34,800
California 4,910 0.33 2.74 $24.51 $50,980
Nevada 350 0.30 2.49 $21.81 $45,370
Idaho 150 0.25 2.02 $16.60 $34,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 460 0.14 1.17 $34.57 $71,900
New York 1,140 0.13 1.09 $32.48 $67,560
Hawaii 140 0.23 1.93 $31.78 $66,110
Illinois 460 0.08 0.67 $31.50 $65,520
New Jersey 220 0.06 0.46 $30.57 $63,580





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 0.54 4.44 $22.95 $47,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 690 0.57 4.72 $21.01 $43,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 680 0.73 6.02 $29.97 $62,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 680 0.38 3.14 $16.70 $34,740
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 610 0.73 6.00 $21.30 $44,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 600 0.22 1.78 $20.38 $42,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 1.20 $25.96 $54,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.40 3.26 $21.79 $45,320
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.54 4.45 $30.53 $63,510
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 430 0.33 2.75 $19.96 $41,520




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)
Coeur d'Alene, ID 60 1.12 9.22 $17.78 $36,990
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.87 7.16 $18.70 $38,890
Bellingham, WA 60 0.83 6.79 $23.47 $48,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 680 0.73 6.02 $29.97 $62,330
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 610 0.73 6.00 $21.30 $44,290
Yuma, AZ 40 0.69 5.64 $11.70 $24,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 690 0.57 4.72 $21.01 $43,700
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.57 4.65 $18.02 $37,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.54 4.44 $22.95 $47,740
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.54 4.45 $30.53 $63,510




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.61 $84,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.21 1.76 $35.75 $74,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.07 0.54 $35.72 $74,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.83 $33.30 $69,270
Honolulu, HI 120 0.28 2.28 $32.67 $67,950
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.77 $32.05 $66,660
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $31.03 $64,550
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.54 4.45 $30.53 $63,510
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.03 $62,470
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.09 0.77 $29.99 $62,370


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014