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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
3,380 16.4 % $21.38 $44,470 4.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.72 $15.95 $19.48 $23.86 $34.18
Annual Wage (2) $26,450 $33,180 $40,520 $49,630 $71,100


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,640 0.34 $17.95 $37,340
Building Finishing Contractors 1,380 0.16 $25.29 $52,600
Employment Services 50 0.00 $22.10 $45,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,640 0.34 $17.95 $37,340
Building Finishing Contractors 1,380 0.16 $25.29 $52,600
Employment Services 50 0.00 $22.10 $45,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $33.70 $70,100
Building Finishing Contractors 1,380 0.16 $25.29 $52,600
Employment Services 50 (7) $22.10 $45,980
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $18.37 $38,200
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,640 0.34 $17.95 $37,340


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)
New York 620 0.07 2.83 $27.25 $56,680
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.71 $18.98 $39,480
Florida 210 0.02 1.06 $21.04 $43,760
North Carolina 180 0.04 1.78 $17.85 $37,130
Colorado 170 0.06 2.72 $18.45 $38,370




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 110 0.08 3.39 $16.03 $33,330
New York 620 0.07 2.83 $27.25 $56,680
Oklahoma 100 0.06 2.75 $16.59 $34,510
Colorado 170 0.06 2.72 $18.45 $38,370
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.71 $18.98 $39,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $32.05 $66,670
New York 620 0.07 2.83 $27.25 $56,680
Texas 40 0.00 0.12 $22.72 $47,250
California (8) (8) (8) $22.32 $46,430
Florida 210 0.02 1.06 $21.04 $43,760





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 520 0.05 2.35 $28.58 $59,450
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 3.70 $14.65 $30,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.77 $20.57 $42,790




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 3.70 $14.65 $30,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.05 2.35 $28.58 $59,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.77 $20.57 $42,790




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.05 2.35 $28.58 $59,450
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $22.39 $46,580
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $21.24 $44,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.77 $20.57 $42,790
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $17.45 $36,300
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $15.09 $31,390
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 3.70 $14.65 $30,480


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.

(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 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