Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
11,640 6.7 % $12.68 $26,370 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.86 $11.97 $14.30 $17.44
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $20,510 $24,900 $29,740 $36,270


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 8,930 1.36 $12.42 $25,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 970 0.17 $12.72 $26,470
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 650 0.09 $12.60 $26,220
Residential Building Construction 190 0.03 $13.58 $28,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 160 0.02 $14.78 $30,740

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 8,930 1.36 $12.42 $25,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 970 0.17 $12.72 $26,470
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 650 0.09 $12.60 $26,220
Residential Building Construction 190 0.03 $13.58 $28,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 160 0.02 $14.78 $30,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $15.12 $31,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 160 0.02 $14.78 $30,740
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $14.36 $29,870
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.01 $13.63 $28,340
Residential Building Construction 190 0.03 $13.58 $28,260


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 2,740 0.19 2.12 $14.52 $30,210
Texas 1,960 0.18 2.05 $11.99 $24,940
New York 680 0.08 0.89 $12.72 $26,450
Florida 610 0.08 0.93 $11.64 $24,220
Virginia 460 0.13 1.46 $11.02 $22,920




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)
Utah 320 0.25 2.89 $11.18 $23,250
New Mexico 190 0.25 2.83 $10.53 $21,900
Oregon 320 0.19 2.21 $14.27 $29,680
California 2,740 0.19 2.12 $14.52 $30,210
Texas 1,960 0.18 2.05 $11.99 $24,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $16.26 $33,810
Minnesota 50 0.02 0.23 $15.37 $31,980
Illinois 310 0.05 0.61 $15.12 $31,450
Arizona 200 0.08 0.90 $14.89 $30,960
California 2,740 0.19 2.12 $14.52 $30,210





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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.46 5.29 $13.49 $28,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 630 0.23 2.61 $12.36 $25,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 1.68 $17.48 $36,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.16 1.82 $11.38 $23,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.19 2.16 $15.08 $31,360
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 180 1.14 12.99 $12.70 $26,420
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.21 2.36 $13.84 $28,790
Corpus Christi, TX 140 0.74 8.38 $12.29 $25,560
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 1.58 $10.91 $22,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.67 $17.40 $36,200




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 180 1.14 12.99 $12.70 $26,420
Corpus Christi, TX 140 0.74 8.38 $12.29 $25,560
Jacksonville, NC 30 0.70 7.93 $12.22 $25,420
Greeley, CO 40 0.50 5.68 $10.56 $21,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.46 5.29 $13.49 $28,050
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 40 0.40 4.54 $10.50 $21,850
Longview, TX 40 0.38 4.38 $11.47 $23,860
Salinas, CA 50 0.35 3.98 $11.60 $24,130
Mobile, AL 50 0.29 3.26 $10.41 $21,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 630 0.23 2.61 $12.36 $25,720




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 1.68 $17.48 $36,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.67 $17.40 $36,200
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.17 $35,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.15 $33,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $15.33 $31,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.19 2.16 $15.08 $31,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $31,140
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.34 $29,820
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $14.33 $29,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.27 $29,680


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