Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to 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)
10,340 6.3 % $20.37 $42,370 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.18 $14.15 $18.19 $24.49 $33.04
Annual Wage (2) $23,260 $29,420 $37,840 $50,950 $68,720


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 7,650 1.00 $20.51 $42,660
Home Furnishings Stores 1,320 0.53 $18.93 $39,370
Residential Building Construction 260 0.04 $19.76 $41,100
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $19.30 $40,150
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.08 $28.48 $59,240

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 7,650 1.00 $20.51 $42,660
Home Furnishings Stores 1,320 0.53 $18.93 $39,370
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.08 $28.48 $59,240
Residential Building Construction 260 0.04 $19.76 $41,100
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $15.66 $32,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $32.65 $67,910
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.08 $28.48 $59,240
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $25.14 $52,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $22.32 $46,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $21.36 $44,430


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 2,080 0.13 1.77 $21.01 $43,710
Florida 830 0.10 1.37 $15.40 $32,030
New York 470 0.05 0.71 $18.44 $38,360
Illinois 470 0.08 1.09 $30.28 $62,980
Wisconsin 440 0.16 2.11 $26.68 $55,490




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)
Hawaii 250 0.39 5.33 $26.70 $55,540
South Dakota 130 0.30 4.09 $15.64 $32,520
Idaho 150 0.22 3.00 $17.19 $35,760
Oregon 300 0.17 2.31 $17.09 $35,550
Wisconsin 440 0.16 2.11 $26.68 $55,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.56 $31.52 $65,560
Illinois 470 0.08 1.09 $30.28 $62,980
Massachusetts 180 0.05 0.72 $28.03 $58,300
Connecticut 90 0.05 0.75 $28.00 $58,240
Hawaii 250 0.39 5.33 $26.70 $55,540





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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.37 5.05 $18.28 $38,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.07 0.99 $23.02 $47,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 2.55 $24.95 $51,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.22 2.95 $24.21 $50,350
Urban Honolulu, HI 220 0.48 6.56 $26.95 $56,050
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.03 0.45 $20.56 $42,760
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 3.22 $30.42 $63,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.10 1.42 $19.88 $41,350
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 160 0.15 2.08 $14.65 $30,480
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.13 1.79 $18.70 $38,900




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)
Jefferson City, MO 70 0.92 12.54 $18.23 $37,930
Sioux Falls, SD 80 0.55 7.50 $15.53 $32,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 220 0.48 6.56 $26.95 $56,050
Salem, OR 70 0.46 6.21 $15.43 $32,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.37 5.05 $18.28 $38,020
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.31 4.23 $11.48 $23,880
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 3.22 $30.42 $63,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.22 2.95 $24.21 $50,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 2.55 $24.95 $51,910
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 80 0.19 2.61 $30.62 $63,700




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL (8) (8) (8) $35.90 $74,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.21 $73,230
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $30.67 $63,790
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 80 0.19 2.61 $30.62 $63,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 3.22 $30.42 $63,270
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 60 0.06 0.78 $27.90 $58,040
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $27.15 $56,480
Urban Honolulu, HI 220 0.48 6.56 $26.95 $56,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 2.55 $24.95 $51,910
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.53 $51,030

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.38 $16.99 $35,340
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 8.75 $10.72 $22,300
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.20 $23.42 $48,710
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 5.01 $21.55 $44,820

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 8.75 $10.72 $22,300
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 5.01 $21.55 $44,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.38 $16.99 $35,340
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.20 $23.42 $48,710

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.20 $23.42 $48,710
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 5.01 $21.55 $44,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.38 $16.99 $35,340
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 8.75 $10.72 $22,300


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.

(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 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