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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
10,850 7.2 % $15.83 $32,930 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.67 $12.58 $15.07 $18.35 $22.71
Annual Wage (2) $22,190 $26,170 $31,340 $38,170 $47,240


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 7,790 0.93 $15.67 $32,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 830 0.10 $18.26 $37,990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 420 0.06 $15.54 $32,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 340 0.04 $15.95 $33,170
Utility System Construction 280 0.05 $14.38 $29,910

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 7,790 0.93 $15.67 $32,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 830 0.10 $18.26 $37,990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 420 0.06 $15.54 $32,330
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.05 $19.10 $39,730
Utility System Construction 280 0.05 $14.38 $29,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.05 $19.10 $39,730
Building Equipment Contractors 40 (7) $18.41 $38,280
Nonresidential Building Construction 830 0.10 $18.26 $37,990
Real Estate (8) (8) $17.50 $36,400
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 50 0.01 $16.13 $33,550


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 2,040 0.12 1.59 $17.56 $36,520
Texas 1,640 0.13 1.79 $14.74 $30,660
Louisiana 1,050 0.55 7.38 $15.55 $32,340
Florida 990 0.11 1.52 $13.50 $28,090
Nevada 470 0.34 4.56 $15.09 $31,390




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)
Louisiana 1,050 0.55 7.38 $15.55 $32,340
Nevada 470 0.34 4.56 $15.09 $31,390
Utah 310 0.21 2.83 $14.83 $30,840
Nebraska 180 0.18 2.47 $14.48 $30,120
Texas 1,640 0.13 1.79 $14.74 $30,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $43,820
New York 360 0.04 0.51 $20.56 $42,770
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $19.76 $41,090
Minnesota 160 0.06 0.76 $19.74 $41,050
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $19.09 $39,700





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.21 2.84 $15.89 $33,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 2.11 $14.04 $29,190
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 420 0.41 5.61 $15.13 $31,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 350 0.06 0.76 $17.69 $36,800
Baton Rouge, LA 330 0.84 11.40 $15.33 $31,890
Lake Charles, LA 320 2.78 37.59 $17.74 $36,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 1.72 $15.91 $33,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 280 0.10 1.42 $12.78 $26,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.09 1.25 $17.90 $37,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 170 0.05 0.72 $14.90 $30,990




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)
Lake Charles, LA 320 2.78 37.59 $17.74 $36,900
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.26 17.04 $15.52 $32,280
Baton Rouge, LA 330 0.84 11.40 $15.33 $31,890
Lafayette, LA 110 0.57 7.69 $15.24 $31,700
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 420 0.41 5.61 $15.13 $31,470
Erie, PA 30 0.25 3.43 $11.75 $24,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.21 2.84 $15.89 $33,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 2.11 $14.04 $29,190
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.15 2.04 $13.22 $27,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 1.72 $15.91 $33,100




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $22.33 $46,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.73 $43,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,900
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $18.66 $38,810
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $18.35 $38,170
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.02 $37,490
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.99 $37,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.94 $37,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.09 1.25 $17.90 $37,230
Lake Charles, LA 320 2.78 37.59 $17.74 $36,900

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)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.70 $15.30 $31,820
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.63 $10.55 $21,930

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)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.70 $15.30 $31,820
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.63 $10.55 $21,930

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)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.70 $15.30 $31,820
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.63 $10.55 $21,930


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020