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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-2142 Paperhangers

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.


National estimates for Paperhangers
Industry profile for Paperhangers
Geographic profile for Paperhangers

National estimates for Paperhangers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Paperhangers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,340 15.1 % $ 24.79 $ 51,560 5.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Paperhangers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.23 $ 18.11 $ 22.89 $ 29.05 $ 36.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,590 $ 37,670 $ 47,610 $ 60,420 $ 75,940


Industry profile for Paperhangers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Paperhangers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,030 0.24 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Building Finishing Contractors 770 0.10 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.04 $ 17.76 $ 36,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Paperhangers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,030 0.24 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Building Finishing Contractors 770 0.10 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.04 $ 17.76 $ 36,940

Top paying industries for Paperhangers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 770 0.10 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,030 0.24 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.04 $ 17.76 $ 36,940


Geographic profile for Paperhangers:

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



Map of employment of paperhangers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Paperhangers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 580 0.04 2.11 $ 25.63 $ 53,310
New York 230 0.03 1.57 $ 27.34 $ 56,880
Florida 170 0.02 1.16 $ 28.91 $ 60,120
Oregon 120 0.07 4.02 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 1.28 $ 20.71 $ 43,070


Map of location quotient of paperhangers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 110 0.07 4.11 $ 16.75 $ 34,840
Oregon 120 0.07 4.02 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
California 580 0.04 2.11 $ 25.63 $ 53,310
Georgia 120 0.03 1.59 $ 24.11 $ 50,160
New York 230 0.03 1.57 $ 27.34 $ 56,880


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


Top paying states for Paperhangers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $ 28.96 $ 60,230
Florida 170 0.02 1.16 $ 28.91 $ 60,120
New York 230 0.03 1.57 $ 27.34 $ 56,880
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.58 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
California 580 0.04 2.11 $ 25.63 $ 53,310



Map of employment of paperhangers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Paperhangers:

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 170 0.02 1.19 $ 29.87 $ 62,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 4.04 $ 19.79 $ 41,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 2.00 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 8.46 $ 16.76 $ 34,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 1.10 $ 21.31 $ 44,330
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 1.78 $ 23.35 $ 48,570


Map of location quotient of paperhangers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 8.46 $ 16.76 $ 34,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 4.04 $ 19.79 $ 41,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 2.00 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 1.78 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 0.02 1.19 $ 29.87 $ 62,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 1.10 $ 21.31 $ 44,330


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Paperhangers:

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 170 0.02 1.19 $ 29.87 $ 62,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 2.00 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 1.78 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 1.10 $ 21.31 $ 44,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 4.04 $ 19.79 $ 41,170
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 8.46 $ 16.76 $ 34,850


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