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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
26,320 3.6 % $15.56 $32,370 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.93 $12.08 $14.67 $18.05 $22.49
Annual Wage (2) $20,650 $25,120 $30,510 $37,550 $46,780


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 Equipment Contractors 4,880 0.23 $15.83 $32,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,710 0.41 $15.11 $31,430
Building Finishing Contractors 3,310 0.41 $14.91 $31,020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,360 0.34 $16.09 $33,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,070 0.26 $17.23 $35,840

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 3,310 0.41 $14.91 $31,020
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,710 0.41 $15.11 $31,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,360 0.34 $16.09 $33,470
Utility System Construction 1,580 0.30 $18.83 $39,170
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 930 0.27 $13.92 $28,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 1,580 0.30 $18.83 $39,170
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $18.27 $38,000
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 230 0.11 $17.88 $37,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 60 (7) $17.82 $37,050
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,070 0.26 $17.23 $35,840


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)
Texas 3,900 0.32 1.77 $15.26 $31,750
Louisiana 2,800 1.46 8.05 $17.35 $36,090
Florida 2,430 0.28 1.55 $13.98 $29,080
California 2,420 0.14 0.78 $16.27 $33,840
New York 1,830 0.19 1.07 $16.91 $35,170




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)
Louisiana 2,800 1.46 8.05 $17.35 $36,090
Hawaii 280 0.44 2.43 $16.77 $34,880
Alaska 120 0.37 2.03 $21.53 $44,790
Virginia 1,370 0.36 1.96 $15.07 $31,340
Arizona 990 0.36 1.96 $15.04 $31,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $24.44 $50,830
Illinois 340 0.06 0.31 $23.34 $48,540
Alaska 120 0.37 2.03 $21.53 $44,790
Massachusetts 370 0.10 0.57 $19.62 $40,810
Colorado 220 0.09 0.47 $17.77 $36,960





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,850 0.19 1.07 $16.47 $34,260
Baton Rouge, LA 1,590 4.03 22.17 $17.47 $36,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,130 0.38 2.09 $15.39 $32,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 880 0.28 1.54 $16.80 $34,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 810 0.23 1.25 $16.12 $33,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 710 0.35 1.90 $16.04 $33,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 700 0.11 0.63 $18.17 $37,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 570 0.22 1.21 $13.94 $29,000
Austin-Round Rock, TX 450 0.44 2.40 $14.34 $29,820
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 400 0.33 1.80 $11.30 $23,490




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 1,590 4.03 22.17 $17.47 $36,330
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 160 1.84 10.10 $13.99 $29,100
Yuma, AZ 90 1.45 8.00 $11.57 $24,080
Johnson City, TN 110 1.44 7.93 $14.48 $30,130
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.96 5.30 $15.94 $33,150
Abilene, TX 50 0.78 4.30 $16.94 $35,240
Ocala, FL 70 0.72 3.94 $11.12 $23,140
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 130 0.62 3.43 $13.81 $28,730
Jonesboro, AR 30 0.60 3.32 $12.22 $25,420
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 80 0.57 3.16 $16.36 $34,030




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 250 0.05 0.30 $26.70 $55,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $25.68 $53,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.06 0.35 $24.77 $51,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.12 0.69 $19.97 $41,540
Macon, GA 40 0.35 1.95 $19.94 $41,470
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $19.81 $41,200
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.02 $39,570
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $18.95 $39,410
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.07 0.38 $18.53 $38,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 220 0.08 0.43 $18.44 $38,360

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.77 9.72 $17.06 $35,490
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.42 2.34 $13.37 $27,810
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 1.61 $15.01 $31,230
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 3.36 $14.53 $30,220
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 3.55 $13.35 $27,760

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.77 9.72 $17.06 $35,490
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 3.60 $14.36 $29,860
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 3.55 $13.35 $27,760
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 3.36 $14.53 $30,220
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 3.01 $15.45 $32,140

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.79 $53,640
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.96 $17.55 $36,500
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.77 9.72 $17.06 $35,490
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.06 $15.85 $32,970
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.85 $15.79 $32,850


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