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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.


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)
1,120 11.7 % $25.24 $52,510 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.71 $19.65 $25.09 $29.52 $34.79
Annual Wage (2) $32,670 $40,870 $52,190 $61,400 $72,370


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)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 180 0.21 $29.06 $60,450
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $21.92 $45,590
Foundries 70 0.06 $21.71 $45,160
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 60 0.01 $23.95 $49,820
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 40 0.06 $20.36 $42,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 180 0.21 $29.06 $60,450
Foundries 70 0.06 $21.71 $45,160
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 40 0.06 $20.36 $42,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $21.92 $45,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 60 0.01 $23.95 $49,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 180 0.21 $29.06 $60,450
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel (8) (8) $25.26 $52,530
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 60 0.01 $23.95 $49,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 150 0.04 $21.92 $45,590
Foundries 70 0.06 $21.71 $45,160


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)
Texas 220 0.02 2.30 $25.97 $54,020
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 3.23 $19.97 $41,530
Indiana 120 0.04 4.89 $26.33 $54,760
Tennessee 110 0.04 4.81 $20.04 $41,690
Virginia 80 0.02 2.54 $34.43 $71,620




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)
Tennessee 110 0.04 4.81 $20.04 $41,690
Indiana 120 0.04 4.89 $26.33 $54,760
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 3.23 $19.97 $41,530
Alabama 60 0.03 4.02 $24.44 $50,840
Virginia 80 0.02 2.54 $34.43 $71,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 80 0.02 2.54 $34.43 $71,620
New York 50 0.01 0.67 $30.93 $64,340
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $28.86 $60,020
Indiana 120 0.04 4.89 $26.33 $54,760
Texas 220 0.02 2.30 $25.97 $54,020





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 60 0.01 1.55 (8) (8)




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 60 0.01 1.55 (8) (8)




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $23.19 $48,230


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019