Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2082 Tapers

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.


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)
18,480 4.0 % $25.86 $53,790 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.09 $17.64 $23.56 $33.05 $43.40
Annual Wage (2) $29,320 $36,690 $48,990 $68,750 $90,260


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 16,560 2.16 $25.77 $53,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,300 0.17 $27.22 $56,620
Residential Building Construction 280 0.04 $24.36 $50,670
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 200 0.02 $27.88 $57,990
Employment Services 30 0.00 $14.28 $29,710

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 16,560 2.16 $25.77 $53,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,300 0.17 $27.22 $56,620
Residential Building Construction 280 0.04 $24.36 $50,670
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 200 0.02 $27.88 $57,990
Employment Services 30 0.00 $14.28 $29,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 200 0.02 $27.88 $57,990
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,300 0.17 $27.22 $56,620
Building Finishing Contractors 16,560 2.16 $25.77 $53,610
Residential Building Construction 280 0.04 $24.36 $50,670
Employment Services 30 (7) $14.28 $29,710


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 5,810 0.36 2.77 $26.65 $55,430
Washington 1,810 0.59 4.48 $27.75 $57,720
Arizona 1,180 0.45 3.38 $19.84 $41,280
New York 940 0.10 0.79 $29.56 $61,480
Nevada 870 0.68 5.18 $21.71 $45,150




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 490 0.77 5.83 $36.83 $76,610
Nevada 870 0.68 5.18 $21.71 $45,150
Washington 1,810 0.59 4.48 $27.75 $57,720
Arizona 1,180 0.45 3.38 $19.84 $41,280
Utah 590 0.43 3.24 $18.94 $39,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 430 0.07 0.55 $39.08 $81,280
Hawaii 490 0.77 5.83 $36.83 $76,610
Massachusetts 700 0.20 1.53 $34.71 $72,190
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $29.65 $61,670
New York 940 0.10 0.79 $29.56 $61,480





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.70 5.34 $29.70 $61,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,060 0.78 5.92 $23.18 $48,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,010 0.52 3.98 $20.23 $42,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 810 0.58 4.42 $25.52 $53,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.18 1.34 $23.55 $48,990
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.44 3.37 $25.62 $53,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 660 0.63 4.82 $29.27 $60,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 0.10 0.74 $27.92 $58,070
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 630 0.67 5.13 $22.33 $46,440
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 470 0.33 2.53 $23.49 $48,860




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)
New Bedford, MA 90 1.40 10.61 $22.44 $46,670
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 290 1.01 7.67 $24.30 $50,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 450 0.97 7.36 $37.05 $77,060
Reno, NV 200 0.95 7.22 $18.66 $38,820
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 220 0.90 6.86 $17.92 $37,280
Provo-Orem, UT 190 0.85 6.44 $20.24 $42,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,060 0.78 5.92 $23.18 $48,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.70 5.34 $29.70 $61,780
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 630 0.67 5.13 $22.33 $46,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 660 0.63 4.82 $29.27 $60,890




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.31 2.36 $42.16 $87,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.66 $40.49 $84,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 1.20 $38.47 $80,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 440 0.25 1.87 $37.67 $78,350
Urban Honolulu, HI 450 0.97 7.36 $37.05 $77,060
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.62 4.70 $35.93 $74,730
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.18 1.36 $34.16 $71,060
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.10 0.75 $33.85 $70,420
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.32 2.42 $31.32 $65,150
Modesto, CA 110 0.61 4.65 $31.30 $65,100

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.93 $34.28 $71,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.20 $22.24 $46,260

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 40 0.39 2.93 $34.28 $71,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.20 $22.24 $46,260

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.93 $34.28 $71,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.20 $22.24 $46,260


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