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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.


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)
16,290 7.0 % $23.37 $48,610 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.86 $15.95 $21.27 $29.13 $37.68
Annual Wage (2) $26,740 $33,170 $44,240 $60,600 $78,370


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 12,240 1.46 $23.78 $49,450
Home Furnishings Stores 1,940 0.76 $21.21 $44,110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 610 0.07 $23.80 $49,510
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 220 0.09 $18.56 $38,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 160 0.02 $21.99 $45,740

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 12,240 1.46 $23.78 $49,450
Home Furnishings Stores 1,940 0.76 $21.21 $44,110
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 220 0.09 $18.56 $38,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 610 0.07 $23.80 $49,510
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 150 0.02 $19.44 $40,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $28.00 $58,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $25.57 $53,190
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 610 0.07 $23.80 $49,510
Building Finishing Contractors 12,240 1.46 $23.78 $49,450
Residential Building Construction 150 0.02 $22.12 $46,000


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 4,590 0.26 2.38 $25.67 $53,400
New York 940 0.10 0.89 $27.55 $57,310
Ohio 930 0.17 1.55 $21.79 $45,330
Florida 820 0.09 0.84 $16.84 $35,030
North Carolina 740 0.17 1.49 $15.74 $32,740




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)
Hawaii 200 0.32 2.89 $32.17 $66,920
California 4,590 0.26 2.38 $25.67 $53,400
Nevada 330 0.24 2.16 $23.68 $49,260
Idaho 180 0.24 2.18 $19.37 $40,300
Wisconsin 620 0.22 1.94 $28.27 $58,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $40.47 $84,170
Hawaii 200 0.32 2.89 $32.17 $66,920
Wisconsin 620 0.22 1.94 $28.27 $58,790
Kansas 140 0.10 0.91 $28.04 $58,310
New York 940 0.10 0.89 $27.55 $57,310





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,330 0.21 1.93 $21.99 $45,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 980 0.40 3.59 $31.99 $66,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 560 0.37 3.37 $25.39 $52,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.35 3.20 $25.85 $53,770
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 480 0.05 0.45 $34.21 $71,160
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 410 0.48 4.29 $31.19 $64,860
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 380 0.37 3.37 $26.84 $55,830
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 380 0.19 1.72 $23.58 $49,040
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 0.24 2.14 $25.54 $53,120
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 230 0.23 2.07 $23.83 $49,570




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)
Yakima, WA 50 0.56 5.01 $18.43 $38,330
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 410 0.48 4.29 $31.19 $64,860
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.48 4.32 $19.90 $41,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 980 0.40 3.59 $31.99 $66,540
Mobile, AL 70 0.38 3.42 $16.44 $34,200
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 170 0.38 3.46 $26.13 $54,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 560 0.37 3.37 $25.39 $52,810
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 380 0.37 3.37 $26.84 $55,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.35 3.20 $25.85 $53,770
Fresno, CA 140 0.35 3.16 $18.97 $39,470




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.28 2.52 $36.45 $75,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 480 0.05 0.45 $34.21 $71,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 980 0.40 3.59 $31.99 $66,540
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 410 0.48 4.29 $31.19 $64,860
Green Bay, WI 50 0.29 2.63 $30.70 $63,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $30.42 $63,280
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 380 0.37 3.37 $26.84 $55,830
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 170 0.38 3.46 $26.13 $54,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.35 3.20 $25.85 $53,770
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 0.24 2.14 $25.54 $53,120

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 6.42 $25.28 $52,590

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 6.42 $25.28 $52,590

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 6.42 $25.28 $52,590
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.81 $47,450
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.68 $32,600


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