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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


National estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers
Industry profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers
Geographic profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers

National estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,340 11.4 % $ 21.34 $ 44,380 4.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.62 $ 14.55 $ 18.82 $ 23.10 $ 31.82
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,340 $ 30,250 $ 39,140 $ 48,040 $ 66,190


Industry profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 3,830 0.47 $ 20.85 $ 43,380
Employment Services 60 0.00 $ 17.47 $ 36,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 3,830 0.47 $ 20.85 $ 43,380
Employment Services 60 0.00 $ 17.47 $ 36,340

Top paying industries for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 40.15 $ 83,520
Building Finishing Contractors 3,830 0.47 $ 20.85 $ 43,380
Employment Services 60 (7) $ 17.47 $ 36,340


Geographic profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

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



Map of employment of floor sanders and finishers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 530 0.12 3.93 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
New York 500 0.06 1.87 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Florida 370 0.04 1.39 $ 13.79 $ 28,680
California 360 0.02 0.71 $ 23.84 $ 49,590
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.53 $ 28.16 $ 58,580


Map of location quotient of floor sanders and finishers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 530 0.12 3.93 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.53 $ 28.16 $ 58,580
Colorado 190 0.07 2.29 $ 22.14 $ 46,050
Wisconsin 180 0.06 2.08 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Maine 40 0.06 1.97 $ 21.92 $ 45,600


Map of annual mean wages of floor sanders and finishers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 33.27 $ 69,200
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 30.13 $ 62,670
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.53 $ 28.16 $ 58,580
California 360 0.02 0.71 $ 23.84 $ 49,590
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 23.09 $ 48,020



Map of employment of floor sanders and finishers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 2.49 $ 28.42 $ 59,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 1.89 $ 14.19 $ 29,510
Raleigh, NC 140 0.22 7.14 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 1.29 $ 24.61 $ 51,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.10 $ 21.00 $ 43,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.05 $ 29.21 $ 60,750
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.36 $ 14.30 $ 29,740


Map of location quotient of floor sanders and finishers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Raleigh, NC 140 0.22 7.14 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 2.49 $ 28.42 $ 59,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 1.89 $ 14.19 $ 29,510
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.36 $ 14.30 $ 29,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 1.29 $ 24.61 $ 51,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.10 $ 21.00 $ 43,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.05 $ 29.21 $ 60,750


Map of annual mean wages of floor sanders and finishers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.05 $ 29.21 $ 60,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 2.49 $ 28.42 $ 59,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 1.29 $ 24.61 $ 51,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 22.58 $ 46,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 22.52 $ 46,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.10 $ 21.00 $ 43,680
Raleigh, NC 140 0.22 7.14 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.36 $ 14.30 $ 29,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 1.89 $ 14.19 $ 29,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 5.48 $ 17.04 $ 35,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 5.48 $ 17.04 $ 35,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 5.48 $ 17.04 $ 35,430


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022