Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
11,860 6.6 % $21.41 $44,530 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.01 $14.87 $19.25 $26.60 $35.31
Annual Wage (2) $24,980 $30,930 $40,040 $55,340 $73,440


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 8,310 1.05 $21.74 $45,230
Home Furnishings Stores 1,740 0.68 $19.68 $40,940
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 380 0.03 $24.01 $49,950
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.03 $20.94 $43,560
Residential Building Construction 180 0.02 $19.87 $41,330

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 8,310 1.05 $21.74 $45,230
Home Furnishings Stores 1,740 0.68 $19.68 $40,940
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 130 0.06 $16.47 $34,250
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 380 0.03 $24.01 $49,950
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.03 $20.94 $43,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30 (7) $35.60 $74,040
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 380 0.03 $24.01 $49,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $23.03 $47,900
Building Finishing Contractors 8,310 1.05 $21.74 $45,230
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $21.34 $44,400


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 1,720 0.10 1.24 $20.99 $43,660
Florida 920 0.11 1.31 $16.20 $33,700
Ohio 750 0.14 1.67 $20.67 $42,990
Illinois 750 0.13 1.51 $28.37 $59,020
New York 720 0.08 0.94 $22.55 $46,900




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 290 0.46 5.50 $27.99 $58,210
South Dakota 120 0.28 3.40 $16.87 $35,080
Idaho 150 0.23 2.71 $16.00 $33,280
Wisconsin 610 0.21 2.57 $28.85 $60,000
Missouri 550 0.20 2.37 $24.39 $50,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 610 0.21 2.57 $28.85 $60,000
Illinois 750 0.13 1.51 $28.37 $59,020
Hawaii 290 0.46 5.50 $27.99 $58,210
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $27.13 $56,440
Massachusetts 190 0.05 0.65 $26.73 $55,600



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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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.32 3.89 $23.42 $48,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 1.34 $32.43 $67,460
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 400 0.48 5.75 $30.85 $64,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.26 3.15 $18.38 $38,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 2.35 $26.39 $54,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.18 2.14 $17.59 $36,590
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 160 0.15 1.82 $17.53 $36,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.06 0.71 $19.11 $39,750
Columbus, OH 100 0.10 1.21 $20.59 $42,830
Oklahoma City, OK 100 0.16 1.89 $18.50 $38,480


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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)
Coeur d'Alene, ID 40 0.66 7.95 $19.12 $39,760
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 400 0.48 5.75 $30.85 $64,170
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.44 5.27 $18.48 $38,450
Medford, OR 30 0.36 4.34 $19.18 $39,900
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.32 3.89 $23.42 $48,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.26 3.15 $18.38 $38,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 2.35 $26.39 $54,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.18 2.14 $17.59 $36,590
Oklahoma City, OK 100 0.16 1.89 $18.50 $38,480
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.16 1.88 (8) (8)


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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 410 0.11 1.34 $32.43 $67,460
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 400 0.48 5.75 $30.85 $64,170
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 2.35 $26.39 $54,890
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 1.46 $24.69 $51,350
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $24.22 $50,380
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.49 $48,870
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.32 3.89 $23.42 $48,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.39 $48,640
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $23.00 $47,840
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $22.51 $46,820


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.

(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 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