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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-2082 Tapers

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National estimates for Tapers
Industry profile for Tapers
Geographic profile for Tapers

National estimates for Tapers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tapers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,580 5.1 % $ 31.32 $ 65,140 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tapers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.26 $ 23.09 $ 29.37 $ 38.02 $ 48.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,980 $ 48,040 $ 61,080 $ 79,080 $ 100,160


Industry profile for Tapers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tapers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 12,390 1.53 $ 30.30 $ 63,010
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,090 0.14 $ 38.85 $ 80,800
Residential Building Construction 630 0.08 $ 36.38 $ 75,660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 270 0.03 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Employment Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tapers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 12,390 1.53 $ 30.30 $ 63,010
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,090 0.14 $ 38.85 $ 80,800
Residential Building Construction 630 0.08 $ 36.38 $ 75,660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 270 0.03 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Employment Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Tapers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,090 0.14 $ 38.85 $ 80,800
Residential Building Construction 630 0.08 $ 36.38 $ 75,660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 270 0.03 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Building Finishing Contractors 12,390 1.53 $ 30.30 $ 63,010


Geographic profile for Tapers:

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



Map of employment of tapers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Tapers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,990 0.30 2.92 $ 30.89 $ 64,240
Washington 2,290 0.71 6.89 $ 33.85 $ 70,400
New York 890 0.10 0.99 $ 40.68 $ 84,610
Arizona 810 0.28 2.70 $ 23.54 $ 48,970
Nevada 610 0.47 4.55 $ 31.47 $ 65,460


Map of location quotient of tapers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tapers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,290 0.71 6.89 $ 33.85 $ 70,400
Hawaii 330 0.60 5.84 $ 41.68 $ 86,700
Nevada 610 0.47 4.55 $ 31.47 $ 65,460
Idaho 290 0.38 3.68 (8) (8)
Utah 560 0.36 3.49 $ 22.42 $ 46,630


Map of annual mean wages of tapers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Tapers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 570 0.10 0.98 $ 44.42 $ 92,390
Hawaii 330 0.60 5.84 $ 41.68 $ 86,700
New York 890 0.10 0.99 $ 40.68 $ 84,610
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 40.43 $ 84,100
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 36.12 $ 75,130



Map of employment of tapers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tapers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,610 0.84 8.10 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,240 0.22 2.10 $ 30.91 $ 64,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 800 0.52 5.04 $ 24.23 $ 50,400
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 670 0.68 6.54 $ 33.20 $ 69,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.08 0.74 $ 44.72 $ 93,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 640 0.30 2.90 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 520 0.38 3.63 $ 28.73 $ 59,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.12 1.17 $ 42.19 $ 87,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.46 4.41 $ 36.81 $ 76,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.21 2.02 $ 37.95 $ 78,930


Map of location quotient of tapers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tapers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bellingham, WA 130 1.57 15.19 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Kennewick-Richland, WA 130 1.08 10.42 $ 29.68 $ 61,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,610 0.84 8.10 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Urban Honolulu, HI 270 0.69 6.69 $ 41.77 $ 86,880
Salem, OR 120 0.68 6.62 $ 32.41 $ 67,420
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 670 0.68 6.54 $ 33.20 $ 69,060
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 170 0.65 6.28 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.63 6.12 $ 31.09 $ 64,670
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.63 6.09 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
Reno, NV 140 0.61 5.89 $ 29.94 $ 62,280


Map of annual mean wages of tapers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Tapers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 660 0.08 0.74 $ 44.72 $ 93,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.12 1.17 $ 42.19 $ 87,750
Urban Honolulu, HI 270 0.69 6.69 $ 41.77 $ 86,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.21 2.02 $ 37.95 $ 78,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.46 4.41 $ 36.81 $ 76,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 1.30 $ 36.14 $ 75,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,610 0.84 8.10 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.31 2.97 $ 35.72 $ 74,300
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 35.59 $ 74,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 1.42 $ 33.86 $ 70,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tapers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 5.32 $ 26.97 $ 56,100
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.12 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.88 $ 39.16 $ 81,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tapers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 5.32 $ 26.97 $ 56,100
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.88 $ 39.16 $ 81,450
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.12 $ 20.06 $ 41,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tapers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.88 $ 39.16 $ 81,450
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 5.32 $ 26.97 $ 56,100
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.12 $ 20.06 $ 41,720


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.

(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