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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
27,360 5.3 % $23.90 $49,710 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.12 $17.27 $21.85 $28.91 $37.97
Annual Wage (2) $29,360 $35,920 $45,440 $60,140 $78,980


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 14,130 1.68 $25.40 $52,820
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,360 0.79 $19.71 $41,010
Residential Building Construction 1,730 0.21 $19.97 $41,540
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,610 0.23 $26.25 $54,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,010 0.12 $27.87 $57,970

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 14,130 1.68 $25.40 $52,820
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,360 0.79 $19.71 $41,010
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,610 0.23 $26.25 $54,610
Residential Building Construction 1,730 0.21 $19.97 $41,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,010 0.12 $27.87 $57,970

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) 350 0.01 $40.66 $84,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $30.80 $64,070
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,010 0.12 $27.87 $57,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $26.91 $55,970
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,610 0.23 $26.25 $54,610


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 8,610 0.50 2.66 $26.17 $54,440
Arizona 2,340 0.82 4.38 $22.74 $47,300
Florida 2,270 0.26 1.38 $18.50 $38,470
Texas 2,110 0.17 0.91 $22.31 $46,400
Nevada 2,010 1.45 7.76 $20.01 $41,620




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 2,010 1.45 7.76 $20.01 $41,620
Arizona 2,340 0.82 4.38 $22.74 $47,300
Utah 1,190 0.79 4.26 $21.77 $45,280
New Mexico 440 0.53 2.85 $21.25 $44,210
California 8,610 0.50 2.66 $26.17 $54,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 320 0.11 0.59 $36.97 $76,890
Illinois 500 0.08 0.45 $35.38 $73,590
Massachusetts 640 0.18 0.95 $33.57 $69,820
Hawaii 120 0.19 1.04 $32.49 $67,580
Washington 360 0.11 0.58 $28.99 $60,300





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 2,240 0.36 1.93 $25.26 $52,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,690 0.80 4.28 $23.64 $49,180
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,590 1.56 8.36 $20.07 $41,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,360 0.14 0.76 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,090 0.71 3.81 $25.46 $52,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,040 0.42 2.26 $25.48 $53,000
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 660 0.44 2.36 $27.99 $58,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 610 0.54 2.89 $31.42 $65,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 610 0.17 0.89 $24.45 $50,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 490 0.17 0.93 $33.43 $69,530




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)
St. George, UT 170 2.45 13.18 (8) (8)
Homosassa Springs, FL 70 2.30 12.36 $19.43 $40,420
Prescott, AZ 120 1.85 9.94 $19.29 $40,130
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,590 1.56 8.36 $20.07 $41,750
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 150 1.48 7.94 $29.04 $60,400
Napa, CA 110 1.36 7.29 $27.34 $56,880
Reno, NV 250 1.04 5.56 $20.28 $42,180
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 0.97 5.23 $18.98 $39,480
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 250 0.97 5.20 $20.84 $43,350
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.93 4.97 $19.39 $40,320




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 240 0.12 0.66 $41.48 $86,280
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $37.97 $78,970
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.09 0.50 $35.72 $74,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 70 0.15 0.78 $35.15 $73,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.06 0.34 $34.31 $71,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 490 0.17 0.93 $33.43 $69,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.18 0.99 $32.95 $68,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 610 0.54 2.89 $31.42 $65,360
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.00 $64,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $29.43 $61,220

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 160 1.60 8.58 $18.43 $38,330
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.86 $17.60 $36,610

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 160 1.60 8.58 $18.43 $38,330
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.86 $17.60 $36,610

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.74 $38,970
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 160 1.60 8.58 $18.43 $38,330
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.86 $17.60 $36,610


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: March 31, 2020