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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.


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)
24,870 5.1 % $22.89 $47,610 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.63 $16.69 $20.93 $27.51 $36.34
Annual Wage (2) $28,360 $34,720 $43,540 $57,210 $75,590


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 13,370 1.64 $24.19 $50,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,200 0.68 $19.15 $39,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,560 0.23 $23.04 $47,920
Residential Building Construction 1,270 0.16 $19.20 $39,940
Nonresidential Building Construction 720 0.09 $28.05 $58,340

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 13,370 1.64 $24.19 $50,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,200 0.68 $19.15 $39,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,560 0.23 $23.04 $47,920
Residential Building Construction 1,270 0.16 $19.20 $39,940
Nonresidential Building Construction 720 0.09 $28.05 $58,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 370 0.01 $38.01 $79,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $29.64 $61,650
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $28.67 $59,640
Nonresidential Building Construction 720 0.09 $28.05 $58,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) $26.08 $54,250


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 8,280 0.49 2.83 $25.25 $52,510
Florida 2,030 0.24 1.37 $18.27 $38,010
Nevada 1,970 1.46 8.52 $18.57 $38,630
Arizona 1,960 0.70 4.08 $20.87 $43,410
Texas 1,880 0.16 0.90 $21.51 $44,750




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)
Nevada 1,970 1.46 8.52 $18.57 $38,630
Arizona 1,960 0.70 4.08 $20.87 $43,410
New Mexico 540 0.67 3.88 $19.47 $40,490
California 8,280 0.49 2.83 $25.25 $52,510
Utah 520 0.35 2.06 $17.57 $36,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 250 0.09 0.51 $38.88 $80,870
Illinois 230 0.04 0.22 $37.02 $77,010
Massachusetts 810 0.23 1.32 $32.47 $67,540
Hawaii 180 0.28 1.64 $29.63 $61,630
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $26.49 $55,100





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 2,790 0.46 2.66 $24.91 $51,820
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,550 1.57 9.15 $18.59 $38,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,300 0.63 3.69 $21.82 $45,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,090 0.12 0.67 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,090 0.45 2.61 $26.91 $55,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 760 0.51 2.98 $21.47 $44,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 650 0.24 1.38 $32.11 $66,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 640 0.18 1.04 $23.26 $48,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 630 0.43 2.51 $27.35 $56,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.50 2.92 $29.72 $61,820




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)
Homosassa Springs, FL 90 2.72 15.84 $20.74 $43,130
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 180 1.84 10.69 $26.44 $54,990
St. George, UT 110 1.62 9.44 $15.92 $33,110
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,550 1.57 9.15 $18.59 $38,670
Reno, NV 320 1.38 8.05 $17.62 $36,650
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.10 6.41 $18.93 $39,360
Fresno, CA 370 0.97 5.64 $23.44 $48,750
Albuquerque, NM 370 0.95 5.55 $19.89 $41,370
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 170 0.90 5.25 $22.01 $45,770
Ocala, FL 80 0.81 4.71 $19.69 $40,960




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.11 0.65 $39.75 $82,670
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $35.59 $74,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 180 0.04 0.22 $34.63 $72,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.06 0.36 $34.34 $71,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 650 0.24 1.38 $32.11 $66,800
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $30.65 $63,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.30 $29.79 $61,960
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.50 2.92 $29.72 $61,820
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.15 $60,630
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $27.74 $57,710

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.92 $18.74 $38,990
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.48 $20.99 $43,650
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.87 $24.52 $50,990

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)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.48 $20.99 $43,650
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.92 $18.74 $38,990
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.87 $24.52 $50,990

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)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.87 $24.52 $50,990
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.87 $47,570
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.25 $44,210
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.48 $20.99 $43,650
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.29 $42,210


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019