Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
11,990 7.2 % $20.37 $42,370 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.58 $14.18 $18.72 $24.50 $30.58
Annual Wage (2) $24,090 $29,500 $38,940 $50,960 $63,600


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 6,460 0.74 $20.22 $42,050
Building Finishing Contractors 1,980 0.25 $20.72 $43,100
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,160 0.28 $19.56 $40,680
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 910 0.14 $20.10 $41,820
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 430 0.02 $21.65 $45,020

Industries with the highest concentration 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 6,460 0.74 $20.22 $42,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,160 0.28 $19.56 $40,680
Building Finishing Contractors 1,980 0.25 $20.72 $43,100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 910 0.14 $20.10 $41,820
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 190 0.06 $15.90 $33,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 240 0.03 $25.16 $52,330
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 430 0.02 $21.65 $45,020
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $21.13 $43,940
Building Finishing Contractors 1,980 0.25 $20.72 $43,100
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,460 0.74 $20.22 $42,050


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 2,470 0.15 1.76 $20.32 $42,270
New York 1,220 0.13 1.58 $22.91 $47,660
Texas 950 0.08 0.95 $17.10 $35,570
Florida 720 0.08 1.01 $20.99 $43,650
Arizona 670 0.25 2.97 $14.96 $31,120




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 350 0.26 3.14 $23.94 $49,790
Arizona 670 0.25 2.97 $14.96 $31,120
Hawaii 140 0.22 2.64 $23.70 $49,300
Maine 110 0.18 2.10 $17.30 $35,980
Kansas 220 0.16 1.94 $16.75 $34,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 260 0.04 0.52 $31.24 $64,980
Pennsylvania 220 0.04 0.46 $26.68 $55,490
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,520
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.67 $24.19 $50,320
Nevada 350 0.26 3.14 $23.94 $49,790



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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 720 0.56 6.60 $22.58 $46,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 700 0.28 3.35 $16.32 $33,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 690 0.48 5.74 $21.39 $44,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 520 0.26 3.13 $15.09 $31,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.54 $23.69 $49,270
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 250 0.26 3.04 $24.58 $51,120
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.03 $23.91 $49,730
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.31 3.68 $18.10 $37,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 0.86 $18.62 $38,730
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 100 0.42 4.99 $21.54 $44,800


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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)
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 70 0.63 7.53 $22.28 $46,330
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 720 0.56 6.60 $22.58 $46,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 690 0.48 5.74 $21.39 $44,490
Reno, NV 90 0.42 4.98 $22.34 $46,470
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 100 0.42 4.99 $21.54 $44,800
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.31 3.68 $18.10 $37,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 700 0.28 3.35 $16.32 $33,950
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 3.15 (8) (8)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.26 3.07 $20.93 $43,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 520 0.26 3.13 $15.09 $31,390


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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-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.06 $75,000
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.48 $67,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.75 $51,480
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 250 0.26 3.04 $24.58 $51,120
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.39 $50,730
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.03 $23.91 $49,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.54 $23.69 $49,270
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 720 0.56 6.60 $22.58 $46,970
Reno, NV 90 0.42 4.98 $22.34 $46,470
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 70 0.63 7.53 $22.28 $46,330

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.89 $17.13 $35,640

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.89 $17.13 $35,640

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.89 $17.13 $35,640


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018