Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
19,190 6.1 % $14.24 $29,630 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.26 $10.84 $13.47 $16.83 $20.73
Annual Wage (2) $19,260 $22,550 $28,010 $35,010 $43,110


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 3,230 0.46 $14.16 $29,460
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,860 0.38 $14.34 $29,830
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,460 0.42 $13.59 $28,270
Building Equipment Contractors 1,870 0.10 $13.27 $27,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,180 0.17 $15.36 $31,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 880 0.84 $13.76 $28,610
Building Finishing Contractors 3,230 0.46 $14.16 $29,460
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,460 0.42 $13.59 $28,270
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,860 0.38 $14.34 $29,830
Utility System Construction 960 0.21 $15.57 $32,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 120 0.02 $20.80 $43,260
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 70 0.05 $18.60 $38,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 $16.82 $34,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $16.59 $34,500
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 50 0.03 $16.56 $34,440


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 4,440 0.40 2.79 $13.97 $29,060
California 2,190 0.15 1.02 $16.28 $33,860
Florida 1,080 0.14 0.99 $12.84 $26,720
Maryland 900 0.35 2.47 $13.92 $28,960
North Carolina 880 0.22 1.53 $12.59 $26,190



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)
Texas 4,440 0.40 2.79 $13.97 $29,060
Louisiana 750 0.39 2.76 $13.00 $27,030
Maryland 900 0.35 2.47 $13.92 $28,960
Arkansas 340 0.29 2.07 $14.35 $29,850
Alaska 80 0.25 1.75 $18.86 $39,220



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.25 1.75 $18.86 $39,220
Nevada 50 0.04 0.28 $18.70 $38,900
Wisconsin 140 0.05 0.36 $17.90 $37,230
Connecticut 200 0.12 0.85 $17.36 $36,100
Massachusetts 430 0.13 0.91 $17.20 $35,770




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 630 0.27 1.88 $15.72 $32,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 510 0.14 0.96 $16.20 $33,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.20 1.38 $13.43 $27,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 0.75 $17.98 $37,390
Corpus Christi, TX 350 1.89 13.28 $15.48 $32,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.23 1.61 $13.82 $28,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.06 0.43 $13.49 $28,050
Baltimore-Towson, MD 320 0.25 1.73 $12.74 $26,500
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 290 0.32 2.23 $12.68 $26,370
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.22 1.54 $12.36 $25,710



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)
Corpus Christi, TX 350 1.89 13.28 $15.48 $32,190
Fort Smith, AR-OK 150 1.29 9.06 $13.16 $27,360
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.91 6.39 $13.65 $28,400
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.61 4.31 $11.62 $24,160
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 3.66 $12.46 $25,920
Odessa, TX 40 0.52 3.64 $14.08 $29,290
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 150 0.50 3.52 $18.73 $38,960
Lubbock, TX 60 0.47 3.30 $12.15 $25,270
Yakima, WA 30 0.41 2.89 $15.78 $32,820
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 40 0.34 2.37 $11.73 $24,400



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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 0.41 $21.10 $43,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 0.69 $20.54 $42,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.27 1.88 $20.01 $41,620
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.36 $40,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.29 $40,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 0.42 $18.97 $39,450
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 150 0.50 3.52 $18.73 $38,960
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 1.21 $18.36 $38,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 1.04 $18.27 $38,010

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.58 4.06 $12.06 $25,080
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.51 $11.42 $23,760
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.69 $12.80 $26,630
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 5.58 $19.43 $40,410
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.19 $13.51 $28,090

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 5.58 $19.43 $40,410
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.58 4.06 $12.06 $25,080
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.19 $13.51 $28,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.93 $11.87 $24,690
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.69 $12.80 $26,630

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 5.58 $19.43 $40,410
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $35,040
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.43 $34,180
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.19 $13.51 $28,090
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.88 $26,790


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