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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.


National estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Industry profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Geographic profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons

National estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,210 5.2 % $ 25.05 $ 52,100 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.97 $ 17.97 $ 22.61 $ 29.85 $ 39.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,140 $ 37,380 $ 47,020 $ 62,090 $ 81,710


Industry profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,760 1.71 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,310 0.68 $ 21.01 $ 43,690
Residential Building Construction 1,560 0.19 $ 20.40 $ 42,440
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,290 0.19 $ 33.51 $ 69,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 28.48 $ 59,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,760 1.71 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,310 0.68 $ 21.01 $ 43,690
Residential Building Construction 1,560 0.19 $ 20.40 $ 42,440
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,290 0.19 $ 33.51 $ 69,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 28.48 $ 59,240

Top paying industries for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 330 0.01 $ 42.95 $ 89,330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,290 0.19 $ 33.51 $ 69,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $ 33.41 $ 69,480
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $ 27.62 $ 57,460


Geographic profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,660 0.47 2.57 $ 27.81 $ 57,840
Arizona 2,290 0.81 4.45 $ 23.53 $ 48,940
Texas 1,910 0.16 0.87 $ 21.67 $ 45,060
Florida 1,850 0.22 1.21 $ 18.16 $ 37,780
New York 1,550 0.18 0.99 (8) (8)




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,440 1.15 6.34 $ 24.91 $ 51,800
Utah 1,300 0.88 4.83 $ 22.79 $ 47,400
Arizona 2,290 0.81 4.45 $ 23.53 $ 48,940
California 7,660 0.47 2.57 $ 27.81 $ 57,840
New Mexico 290 0.37 2.06 $ 22.74 $ 47,290




Top paying states for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 35.26 $ 73,340
Hawaii 120 0.20 1.11 $ 35.23 $ 73,290
Massachusetts 480 0.14 0.78 $ 34.27 $ 71,270
Illinois 580 0.10 0.57 $ 34.20 $ 71,140
Michigan 80 0.02 0.12 $ 29.40 $ 61,160





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,770 0.84 4.63 $ 24.08 $ 50,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,700 0.19 1.06 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,540 1.03 5.70 $ 26.13 $ 54,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.26 1.45 $ 27.36 $ 56,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,080 1.11 6.15 $ 27.34 $ 56,860
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 960 1.06 5.87 $ 27.18 $ 56,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 670 0.29 1.60 $ 27.12 $ 56,410
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 650 0.46 2.55 $ 25.04 $ 52,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 440 0.40 2.22 $ 29.66 $ 61,690
Provo-Orem, UT 400 1.58 8.70 $ 21.47 $ 44,650




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Homosassa Springs, FL 60 1.87 10.32 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Provo-Orem, UT 400 1.58 8.70 $ 21.47 $ 44,650
Reno, NV 310 1.38 7.63 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
Redding, CA 80 1.18 6.53 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 110 1.17 6.45 $ 30.79 $ 64,030
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 300 1.15 6.33 $ 21.93 $ 45,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,080 1.11 6.15 $ 27.34 $ 56,860
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 960 1.06 5.87 $ 27.18 $ 56,520
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.04 5.73 $ 21.12 $ 43,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,540 1.03 5.70 $ 26.13 $ 54,350




Top paying metropolitan areas for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 43.30 $ 90,070
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.15 0.81 $ 39.20 $ 81,540
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $ 38.85 $ 80,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 0.07 0.38 $ 38.45 $ 79,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 34.95 $ 72,710
St. George, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 34.00 $ 70,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 1.28 $ 33.37 $ 69,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 300 0.11 0.63 $ 33.17 $ 68,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 33.05 $ 68,740
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 31.33 $ 65,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 140 1.56 8.63 $ 18.82 $ 39,140
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 3.73 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 4.28 $ 22.31 $ 46,400
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.88 $ 22.72 $ 47,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 140 1.56 8.63 $ 18.82 $ 39,140
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 4.28 $ 22.31 $ 46,400
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 3.73 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.88 $ 22.72 $ 47,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.88 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 4.28 $ 22.31 $ 46,400
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.48 $ 44,670
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.35 $ 42,340
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.06 $ 39,630


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