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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons are classified under “Construction Laborers” (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


National estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Industry profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Geographic profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

National estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,940 8.4 % $ 16.96 $ 35,270 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.00 $ 14.13 $ 16.04 $ 18.25 $ 22.38
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,040 $ 29,400 $ 33,370 $ 37,970 $ 46,540


Industry profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 6,650 0.82 $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 560 0.06 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Employment Services 300 0.01 $ 15.10 $ 31,410
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.01 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Support Activities for Air Transportation 40 0.02 $ 15.68 $ 32,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 6,650 0.82 $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 560 0.06 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Support Activities for Air Transportation 40 0.02 $ 15.68 $ 32,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.01 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Employment Services 300 0.01 $ 15.10 $ 31,410

Top paying industries for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $ 20.43 $ 42,480
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.01 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 560 0.06 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Building Finishing Contractors 6,650 0.82 $ 16.93 $ 35,220


Geographic profile for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

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



Map of employment of helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,770 0.17 2.64 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Florida 910 0.11 1.66 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Texas 650 0.05 0.83 $ 14.67 $ 30,510
Louisiana 600 0.33 5.24 $ 15.52 $ 32,280
Oregon 280 0.15 2.41 $ 21.12 $ 43,930


Map of location quotient of helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 600 0.33 5.24 $ 15.52 $ 32,280
Nevada 270 0.21 3.27 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Utah 270 0.17 2.69 $ 19.51 $ 40,570
California 2,770 0.17 2.64 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Oregon 280 0.15 2.41 $ 21.12 $ 43,930


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 280 0.15 2.41 $ 21.12 $ 43,930
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 20.01 $ 41,620
Utah 270 0.17 2.69 $ 19.51 $ 40,570
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 19.11 $ 39,760
California 2,770 0.17 2.64 $ 18.92 $ 39,350



Map of employment of helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 800 0.14 2.20 $ 17.83 $ 37,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.25 3.87 $ 18.48 $ 38,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.22 3.44 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 0.13 1.99 $ 21.93 $ 45,610
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 230 0.25 3.90 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.21 3.26 $ 20.83 $ 43,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 200 0.06 0.89 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 200 0.08 1.27 $ 13.80 $ 28,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 1.84 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.05 $ 22.53 $ 46,870


Map of location quotient of helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Charles, LA 80 0.92 14.46 $ 15.52 $ 32,280
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 60 0.70 11.10 $ 14.37 $ 29,900
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 80 0.58 9.12 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Lafayette, LA 70 0.36 5.73 $ 15.55 $ 32,340
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 230 0.25 3.90 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.25 3.87 $ 18.48 $ 38,450
Port St. Lucie, FL 40 0.24 3.74 $ 13.96 $ 29,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.22 3.44 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Salinas, CA 40 0.22 3.42 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.21 3.26 $ 20.83 $ 43,320


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 2.05 $ 22.53 $ 46,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 0.13 1.99 $ 21.93 $ 45,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.21 3.26 $ 20.83 $ 43,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.33 $ 42,280
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.17 2.66 $ 20.00 $ 41,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.22 3.44 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.25 3.87 $ 18.48 $ 38,450
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 230 0.25 3.90 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 1.28 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
Salinas, CA 40 0.22 3.42 $ 17.88 $ 37,190


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