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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-2082 Tapers

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.


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)
17,970 5.0 % $29.59 $61,550 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.44 $21.76 $28.40 $37.14 $46.13
Annual Wage (2) $34,190 $45,260 $59,070 $77,250 $95,950


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 15,810 1.88 $29.15 $60,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,370 0.16 $33.77 $70,240
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 260 0.03 $31.97 $66,490
Residential Building Construction 220 0.03 $31.20 $64,900
Employment Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

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 15,810 1.88 $29.15 $60,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,370 0.16 $33.77 $70,240
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 260 0.03 $31.97 $66,490
Residential Building Construction 220 0.03 $31.20 $64,900
Employment Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,370 0.16 $33.77 $70,240
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 260 0.03 $31.97 $66,490
Residential Building Construction 220 0.03 $31.20 $64,900
Building Finishing Contractors 15,810 1.88 $29.15 $60,620


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 6,830 0.39 3.21 $31.20 $64,900
Washington 2,280 0.69 5.60 $31.36 $65,230
Arizona 780 0.27 2.24 $22.37 $46,520
New York 740 0.08 0.64 $35.13 $73,070
Nevada 740 0.53 4.32 $23.92 $49,760




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)
Washington 2,280 0.69 5.60 $31.36 $65,230
Nevada 740 0.53 4.32 $23.92 $49,760
California 6,830 0.39 3.21 $31.20 $64,900
Utah 570 0.38 3.09 $22.46 $46,720
Montana 170 0.36 2.92 $16.59 $34,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 590 0.10 0.81 $39.84 $82,870
Hawaii 220 0.35 2.89 $37.55 $78,110
New York 740 0.08 0.64 $35.13 $73,070
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.33 $32.70 $68,010
Oregon 470 0.25 2.03 $32.49 $67,570





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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,500 0.74 6.07 $33.92 $70,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,470 0.24 1.93 $29.11 $60,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,090 0.71 5.78 $32.67 $67,960
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.79 6.49 $33.35 $69,370
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 770 0.76 6.21 $32.84 $68,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 740 0.50 4.06 $29.32 $60,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 660 0.27 2.19 $32.54 $67,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 630 0.07 0.54 $37.76 $78,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 610 0.22 1.79 $33.42 $69,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 580 0.27 2.22 $22.16 $46,100




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)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 190 1.64 13.42 $28.49 $59,260
Santa Rosa, CA 330 1.61 13.17 $33.28 $69,220
Albany, OR 50 1.17 9.53 $20.08 $41,770
Bellingham, WA 80 0.94 7.70 $26.81 $55,760
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 230 0.88 7.18 $18.72 $38,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.79 6.49 $33.35 $69,370
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 770 0.76 6.21 $32.84 $68,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,500 0.74 6.07 $33.92 $70,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,090 0.71 5.78 $32.67 $67,960
Reno, NV 170 0.70 5.73 $19.55 $40,660




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 500 0.11 0.88 $40.87 $85,000
Urban Honolulu, HI 180 0.40 3.23 $38.19 $79,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 630 0.07 0.54 $37.76 $78,540
Salem, OR 40 0.25 2.00 $35.38 $73,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,500 0.74 6.07 $33.92 $70,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.32 2.58 $33.91 $70,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 610 0.22 1.79 $33.42 $69,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.79 6.49 $33.35 $69,370
Santa Rosa, CA 330 1.61 13.17 $33.28 $69,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 770 0.76 6.21 $32.84 $68,300

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 7.64 $15.00 $31,210

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 7.64 $15.00 $31,210

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 7.64 $15.00 $31,210


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