Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
14,050 8.5 % $22.48 $46,760 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.36 $15.41 $20.56 $27.79 $36.05
Annual Wage (2) $25,720 $32,060 $42,760 $57,800 $74,990


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 10,200 1.25 $22.78 $47,390
Home Furnishings Stores 1,840 0.72 $20.75 $43,150
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 690 0.08 $22.53 $46,870
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.03 $22.06 $45,890
Residential Building Construction 140 0.02 $21.46 $44,640

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 10,200 1.25 $22.78 $47,390
Home Furnishings Stores 1,840 0.72 $20.75 $43,150
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 690 0.08 $22.53 $46,870
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 130 0.06 $16.40 $34,120
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.03 $22.06 $45,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $25.71 $53,470
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $25.50 $53,040
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $25.33 $52,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 100 0.01 $23.34 $48,550
Building Finishing Contractors 10,200 1.25 $22.78 $47,390


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 2,950 0.17 1.78 $24.69 $51,360
Florida 1,000 0.12 1.19 $16.80 $34,950
Ohio 820 0.15 1.56 $21.06 $43,810
New York 820 0.09 0.90 $24.63 $51,220
Missouri 620 0.22 2.27 $23.13 $48,110




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 200 0.31 3.19 $25.78 $53,620
Idaho 180 0.26 2.64 $17.62 $36,650
Wisconsin 610 0.22 2.22 $28.92 $60,150
Missouri 620 0.22 2.27 $23.13 $48,110
South Dakota 80 0.19 1.97 $16.65 $34,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $43.43 $90,330
Massachusetts 160 0.05 0.47 $29.16 $60,650
Wisconsin 610 0.22 2.22 $28.92 $60,150
Kansas 180 0.13 1.33 $26.18 $54,450
Hawaii 200 0.31 3.19 $25.78 $53,620





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 1,030 0.17 1.73 $22.87 $47,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.34 3.54 $33.05 $68,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 500 0.37 3.80 $23.62 $49,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.04 0.44 $31.53 $65,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 390 0.46 4.74 $31.12 $64,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.23 2.40 $19.81 $41,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 250 0.13 1.31 $20.89 $43,440
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 0.15 1.57 $29.23 $60,800
Columbus, OH 150 0.14 1.44 $19.99 $41,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 130 0.05 0.54 $20.89 $43,450




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)
Green Bay, WI 120 0.70 7.18 $27.89 $58,010
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 390 0.46 4.74 $31.12 $64,720
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.45 4.67 $16.57 $34,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 500 0.37 3.80 $23.62 $49,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.34 3.54 $33.05 $68,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.23 2.40 $19.81 $41,200
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 2.24 $25.43 $52,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,030 0.17 1.73 $22.87 $47,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 0.15 1.57 $29.23 $60,800
Columbus, OH 150 0.14 1.44 $19.99 $41,570




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.34 3.54 $33.05 $68,730
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.04 0.44 $31.53 $65,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 390 0.46 4.74 $31.12 $64,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.04 0.36 $30.15 $62,700
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 0.15 1.57 $29.23 $60,800
Green Bay, WI 120 0.70 7.18 $27.89 $58,010
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $26.11 $54,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $25.50 $53,030
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 2.24 $25.43 $52,900
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $24.10 $50,120

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 6.12 $29.53 $61,430
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 7.24 $26.32 $54,750
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.88 $29.55 $61,470

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 70 0.70 7.24 $26.32 $54,750
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 6.12 $29.53 $61,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.88 $29.55 $61,470

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.88 $29.55 $61,470
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 6.12 $29.53 $61,430
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 7.24 $26.32 $54,750
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.48 $48,840
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.97 $37,380


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019