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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Industry profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Geographic profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

National estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,500 6.8 % $ 16.12 $ 33,520 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.15 $ 13.02 $ 15.21 $ 18.46 $ 22.86
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,200 $ 27,080 $ 31,640 $ 38,400 $ 47,550


Industry profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 6,750 0.84 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 630 0.08 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 520 0.06 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Residential Building Construction 340 0.04 $ 14.80 $ 30,770
Utility System Construction 280 0.05 $ 14.97 $ 31,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 6,750 0.84 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 630 0.08 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 520 0.06 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Utility System Construction 280 0.05 $ 14.97 $ 31,130
Residential Building Construction 340 0.04 $ 14.80 $ 30,770

Top paying industries for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 630 0.08 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Building Equipment Contractors 40 (7) $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 520 0.06 $ 17.55 $ 36,510
Employment Services (8) (8) $ 16.54 $ 34,410
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $ 16.21 $ 33,720


Geographic profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,740 0.11 1.55 $ 17.79 $ 37,010
Texas 1,480 0.12 1.79 $ 14.74 $ 30,660
Florida 810 0.10 1.40 $ 13.57 $ 28,230
Louisiana 700 0.39 5.72 $ 15.57 $ 32,390
Arizona 430 0.15 2.20 $ 16.99 $ 35,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 700 0.39 5.72 $ 15.57 $ 32,390
Nevada 390 0.31 4.58 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
South Dakota 90 0.22 3.24 $ 13.67 $ 28,430
Nebraska 180 0.19 2.81 $ 14.87 $ 30,930
Arizona 430 0.15 2.20 $ 16.99 $ 35,350




Top paying states for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 200 0.06 0.89 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 20.51 $ 42,660
New York 300 0.03 0.50 $ 20.49 $ 42,610
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 18.84 $ 39,190
New Jersey 90 0.02 0.36 $ 18.28 $ 38,030





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 2.60 $ 16.15 $ 33,600
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 370 0.41 6.00 $ 15.90 $ 33,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 360 0.17 2.47 $ 17.39 $ 36,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.24 3.47 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 3.54 $ 16.86 $ 35,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.04 0.55 $ 20.35 $ 42,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 320 0.14 2.03 $ 16.76 $ 34,860
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.64 9.41 $ 15.71 $ 32,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 190 0.03 0.47 $ 16.24 $ 33,770
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 0.94 $ 22.99 $ 47,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Charles, LA 140 1.41 20.62 $ 16.74 $ 34,830
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 100 1.24 18.08 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Baton Rouge, LA 240 0.64 9.41 $ 15.71 $ 32,680
Lafayette, LA 90 0.46 6.72 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.44 6.49 $ 13.41 $ 27,890
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 370 0.41 6.00 $ 15.90 $ 33,080
Erie, PA 40 0.38 5.56 $ 12.71 $ 26,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 3.54 $ 16.86 $ 35,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.24 3.47 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 2.60 $ 16.15 $ 33,600




Top paying metropolitan areas for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 24.11 $ 50,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 0.94 $ 22.99 $ 47,830
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.16 $ 44,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 21.09 $ 43,870
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.04 0.55 $ 20.35 $ 42,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.74 $ 18.63 $ 38,740
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.24 3.47 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Lafayette, LA 90 0.46 6.72 $ 17.67 $ 36,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 3.71 $ 14.81 $ 30,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 3.71 $ 14.81 $ 30,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 3.71 $ 14.81 $ 30,810


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021