Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


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)
4,460 9.8 % $19.18 $39,890 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.20 $14.87 $18.04 $22.51 $27.33
Annual Wage (2) $25,380 $30,930 $37,510 $46,820 $56,850


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 3,640 0.45 $19.52 $40,610
Home Furnishings Stores 70 0.03 $15.77 $32,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $15.26 $31,740
Residential Building Construction 60 0.01 $19.54 $40,640
Employment Services 40 0.00 (8) (8)

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 3,640 0.45 $19.52 $40,610
Home Furnishings Stores 70 0.03 $15.77 $32,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $15.26 $31,740
Residential Building Construction 60 0.01 $19.54 $40,640
Employment Services 40 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $31.35 $65,220
Residential Building Construction 60 0.01 $19.54 $40,640
Building Finishing Contractors 3,640 0.45 $19.52 $40,610
Home Furnishings Stores 70 0.03 $15.77 $32,790
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $15.38 $32,000


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 520 0.03 0.99 $24.26 $50,470
Massachusetts 370 0.10 3.32 $18.50 $38,480
Wisconsin 360 0.12 4.05 $18.06 $37,570
North Carolina 290 0.07 2.16 $14.99 $31,180
Texas 270 0.02 0.71 $19.68 $40,940




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)
Delaware 60 0.14 4.42 $19.12 $39,770
Arkansas 160 0.14 4.42 $16.09 $33,470
Wisconsin 360 0.12 4.05 $18.06 $37,570
New Hampshire 70 0.10 3.30 $18.82 $39,140
Massachusetts 370 0.10 3.32 $18.50 $38,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $29.85 $62,090
California 520 0.03 0.99 $24.26 $50,470
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $24.21 $50,360
Washington 150 0.05 1.49 $24.11 $50,160
New York (8) (8) (8) $22.09 $45,950





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 3.76 $18.03 $37,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.94 $18.36 $38,190




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 3.76 $18.03 $37,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.94 $18.36 $38,190




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.96 $51,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $24.33 $50,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.03 $47,900
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.06 $41,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $19.93 $41,460
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.46 $40,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.94 $18.36 $38,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 3.76 $18.03 $37,510
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) $15.30 $31,830


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.

(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

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Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019