Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


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)
13,190 7.6 % $20.98 $43,650 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.37 $14.53 $19.13 $24.91 $31.63
Annual Wage (2) $23,650 $30,230 $39,780 $51,810 $65,790


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)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,660 0.91 $21.38 $44,480
Building Finishing Contractors 1,970 0.26 $21.22 $44,150
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,070 1.39 $18.91 $39,330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.12 $17.75 $36,910
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 390 0.02 $22.37 $46,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,070 1.39 $18.91 $39,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,660 0.91 $21.38 $44,480
Building Finishing Contractors 1,970 0.26 $21.22 $44,150
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.12 $17.75 $36,910
Death Care Services 90 0.07 $14.11 $29,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 380 0.05 $26.49 $55,110
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 390 0.02 $22.37 $46,530
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,660 0.91 $21.38 $44,480
Building Finishing Contractors 1,970 0.26 $21.22 $44,150
Residential Building Construction 340 0.05 $20.15 $41,910


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 2,050 0.13 1.37 $19.05 $39,630
New York 1,680 0.19 1.97 $22.54 $46,890
Texas 1,320 0.11 1.20 $16.69 $34,710
Arizona 850 0.32 3.42 $17.05 $35,460
Florida 550 0.07 0.71 $19.96 $41,510




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 440 0.34 3.66 $21.73 $45,200
Arizona 850 0.32 3.42 $17.05 $35,460
Vermont 80 0.27 2.92 $19.42 $40,400
Hawaii 170 0.27 2.89 $27.83 $57,890
New Hampshire 150 0.23 2.44 $20.23 $42,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 500 0.14 1.53 $34.13 $71,000
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 0.72 $31.34 $65,190
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $30.23 $62,880
Hawaii 170 0.27 2.89 $27.83 $57,890
Virginia 430 0.11 1.21 $26.09 $54,260





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)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 920 0.72 7.64 $23.02 $47,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 780 0.32 3.40 $16.40 $34,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 670 0.35 3.68 $17.57 $36,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 2.09 $25.72 $53,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.16 1.75 $22.11 $45,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.61 $20.31 $42,240
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 2.49 $37.48 $77,950
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 3.70 $18.73 $38,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 200 0.11 1.16 $45.46 $94,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.12 1.33 $17.45 $36,300




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.17 12.51 $15.08 $31,360
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 920 0.72 7.64 $23.02 $47,890
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 120 0.65 6.95 $17.56 $36,530
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 3.70 $18.73 $38,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 670 0.35 3.68 $17.57 $36,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 780 0.32 3.40 $16.40 $34,110
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 2.49 $37.48 $77,950
Salisbury, MD-DE 30 0.22 2.33 $14.94 $31,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 2.09 $25.72 $53,490
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 40 0.19 2.06 $17.13 $35,630




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 200 0.11 1.16 $45.46 $94,550
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $38.93 $80,970
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 2.49 $37.48 $77,950
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.15 $56,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 2.09 $25.72 $53,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $24.38 $50,700
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.64 $23.80 $49,500
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $23.68 $49,250
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 920 0.72 7.64 $23.02 $47,890
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.99 $47,810

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 1.57 16.66 $26.79 $55,720
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.60 $24.19 $50,310

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 1.57 16.66 $26.79 $55,720
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.60 $24.19 $50,310

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 1.57 16.66 $26.79 $55,720
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.60 $24.19 $50,310
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.46 $32,150


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017