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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2142 Paperhangers

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.


National estimates for Paperhangers
Industry profile for Paperhangers
Geographic profile for Paperhangers

National estimates for Paperhangers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Paperhangers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,820 18.1 % $ 23.95 $ 49,820 8.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Paperhangers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.02 $ 16.54 $ 20.94 $ 26.71 $ 43.91
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,070 $ 34,390 $ 43,560 $ 55,550 $ 91,340


Industry profile for Paperhangers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Paperhangers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,450 0.32 $ 18.68 $ 38,860
Building Finishing Contractors 1,080 0.13 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $ 42.30 $ 87,990
Employment Services 30 0.00 $ 23.73 $ 49,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Paperhangers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,450 0.32 $ 18.68 $ 38,860
Building Finishing Contractors 1,080 0.13 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $ 42.30 $ 87,990
Employment Services 30 0.00 $ 23.73 $ 49,350

Top paying industries for Paperhangers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $ 42.30 $ 87,990
Building Finishing Contractors 1,080 0.13 $ 30.60 $ 63,650
Employment Services 30 (7) $ 23.73 $ 49,350
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 20.98 $ 43,630
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,450 0.32 $ 18.68 $ 38,860


Geographic profile for Paperhangers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Paperhangers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 420 0.05 2.36 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Ohio 170 0.03 1.67 $ 20.61 $ 42,880
North Carolina 170 0.04 1.94 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Florida 150 0.02 0.87 $ 23.02 $ 47,880
Pennsylvania 140 0.03 1.28 $ 20.66 $ 42,970




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Paperhangers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 130 0.11 5.26 $ 16.65 $ 34,640
New York 420 0.05 2.36 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Oklahoma 70 0.05 2.29 $ 16.74 $ 34,820
North Carolina 170 0.04 1.94 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Colorado 100 0.04 1.88 $ 18.75 $ 38,990




Top paying states for Paperhangers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 60 0.02 0.85 $ 39.75 $ 82,690
California (8) (8) (8) $ 30.74 $ 63,930
New York 420 0.05 2.36 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Florida 150 0.02 0.87 $ 23.02 $ 47,880





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Paperhangers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 1.78 $ 29.03 $ 60,390
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 5.60 $ 15.03 $ 31,270




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Paperhangers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 5.60 $ 15.03 $ 31,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 1.78 $ 29.03 $ 60,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for Paperhangers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 1.78 $ 29.03 $ 60,390
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 22.81 $ 47,450
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 21.82 $ 45,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 15.30 $ 31,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.22 $ 31,660
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 5.60 $ 15.03 $ 31,270


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