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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and 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)
12,390 7.1 % $23.11 $48,070 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.22 $16.30 $20.81 $27.75 $36.13
Annual Wage (2) $27,510 $33,910 $43,280 $57,720 $75,140


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)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,910 0.74 $24.09 $50,110
Building Finishing Contractors 2,230 0.27 $22.06 $45,890
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 840 0.20 $18.83 $39,160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.11 $24.67 $51,310
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 510 0.02 $21.91 $45,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,910 0.74 $24.09 $50,110
Building Finishing Contractors 2,230 0.27 $22.06 $45,890
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 840 0.20 $18.83 $39,160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.11 $24.67 $51,310
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 360 0.10 $17.16 $35,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 330 0.04 $27.04 $56,230
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 40 0.01 $25.40 $52,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.11 $24.67 $51,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,910 0.74 $24.09 $50,110
Building Finishing Contractors 2,230 0.27 $22.06 $45,890


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 3,560 0.20 2.43 $25.75 $53,560
Texas 840 0.07 0.80 $18.17 $37,800
New York 790 0.08 0.98 $26.14 $54,370
Florida 640 0.07 0.86 $19.12 $39,770
Utah 620 0.41 4.91 $20.82 $43,310




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)
Utah 620 0.41 4.91 $20.82 $43,310
Nevada 430 0.31 3.63 $28.41 $59,090
New Hampshire 150 0.23 2.76 $21.24 $44,170
Vermont 60 0.20 2.39 $22.62 $47,040
California 3,560 0.20 2.43 $25.75 $53,560




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 340 0.08 1.00 $34.07 $70,870
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $32.24 $67,060
Nevada 430 0.31 3.63 $28.41 $59,090
Massachusetts 250 0.07 0.81 $27.10 $56,360
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $26.74 $55,610





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 1,120 0.18 2.13 $22.62 $47,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 910 0.09 1.12 $29.29 $60,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 380 0.37 4.37 $28.77 $59,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.10 1.20 $23.18 $48,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.12 1.47 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 190 0.14 1.63 $19.14 $39,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.12 1.43 $18.14 $37,730
St. George, UT 160 2.38 28.19 $18.45 $38,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 120 0.05 0.55 $20.10 $41,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.51 $28.28 $58,830




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)
St. George, UT 160 2.38 28.19 $18.45 $38,380
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 80 0.80 9.54 $21.97 $45,700
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 60 0.39 4.65 $18.17 $37,790
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 380 0.37 4.37 $28.77 $59,850
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.29 3.45 $22.79 $47,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,120 0.18 2.13 $22.62 $47,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 190 0.14 1.63 $19.14 $39,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.12 1.47 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.12 1.43 $18.14 $37,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.10 1.20 $23.18 $48,220




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $32.78 $68,180
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.14 $62,680
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.13 $62,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 910 0.09 1.12 $29.29 $60,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 380 0.37 4.37 $28.77 $59,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.37 $28.62 $59,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.51 $28.28 $58,830
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.68 $53,420
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $25.31 $52,650
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.57 $25.02 $52,050

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 280 2.28 27.07 $20.54 $42,710
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 4.83 $23.10 $48,050

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 280 2.28 27.07 $20.54 $42,710
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 4.83 $23.10 $48,050

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 4.83 $23.10 $48,050
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 280 2.28 27.07 $20.54 $42,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.87 $35,090


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.

(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