Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
18,080 4.5 % $26.70 $55,540 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.07 $18.06 $24.82 $34.12 $44.29
Annual Wage (2) $29,270 $37,560 $51,620 $70,960 $92,130


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 15,890 2.02 $26.49 $55,090
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,360 0.17 $28.70 $59,700
Residential Building Construction 310 0.04 $25.08 $52,170
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 300 0.03 $30.93 $64,330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 130 0.02 $31.27 $65,040

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 15,890 2.02 $26.49 $55,090
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,360 0.17 $28.70 $59,700
Residential Building Construction 310 0.04 $25.08 $52,170
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 300 0.03 $30.93 $64,330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 130 0.02 $31.27 $65,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 130 0.02 $31.27 $65,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 300 0.03 $30.93 $64,330
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,360 0.17 $28.70 $59,700
Building Finishing Contractors 15,890 2.02 $26.49 $55,090
Residential Building Construction 310 0.04 $25.08 $52,170


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 6,640 0.40 3.13 $28.68 $59,650
Washington 1,850 0.58 4.57 $27.33 $56,840
Arizona 1,170 0.43 3.42 $20.57 $42,790
Nevada 880 0.67 5.29 $22.37 $46,530
New York 880 0.10 0.75 $30.63 $63,710




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)
Nevada 880 0.67 5.29 $22.37 $46,530
Hawaii 410 0.65 5.14 $37.02 $77,000
Washington 1,850 0.58 4.57 $27.33 $56,840
Idaho 290 0.43 3.38 $14.58 $30,320
Arizona 1,170 0.43 3.42 $20.57 $42,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 410 0.65 5.14 $37.02 $77,000
Illinois 420 0.07 0.55 $36.18 $75,250
Massachusetts 570 0.16 1.28 $32.53 $67,650
New York 880 0.10 0.75 $30.63 $63,710
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $29.66 $61,690



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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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,250 0.87 6.87 $28.30 $58,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.66 5.20 $28.60 $59,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,020 0.52 4.06 $20.38 $42,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 990 0.69 5.45 $27.56 $57,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.21 1.66 $25.63 $53,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 840 0.77 6.10 $31.73 $65,990
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.50 3.94 $25.50 $53,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 650 0.67 5.31 $22.48 $46,760
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 0.10 0.75 $28.40 $59,070
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 510 0.53 4.20 $26.74 $55,620


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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)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 320 1.28 10.06 $17.83 $37,090
Bellingham, WA 110 1.24 9.78 $25.23 $52,480
St. George, UT 70 1.05 8.25 $19.20 $39,940
Reno, NV 200 0.90 7.10 $21.83 $45,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,250 0.87 6.87 $28.30 $58,860
Santa Rosa, CA 170 0.85 6.72 $34.39 $71,530
Urban Honolulu, HI 380 0.83 6.56 $37.44 $77,880
New Bedford, MA 50 0.81 6.42 $22.87 $47,570
Boise City, ID 250 0.81 6.36 $14.25 $29,640
Kennewick-Richland, WA 90 0.79 6.26 $25.31 $52,640


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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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 1.80 $43.71 $90,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.47 $38.82 $80,740
Urban Honolulu, HI 380 0.83 6.56 $37.44 $77,880
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.05 $77,060
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 320 0.17 1.37 $36.97 $76,900
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 200 0.16 1.23 $35.77 $74,400
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 1.55 $35.70 $74,260
Santa Rosa, CA 170 0.85 6.72 $34.39 $71,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 840 0.77 6.10 $31.73 $65,990
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.21 1.65 $30.94 $64,360

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.29 $23.90 $49,700

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.29 $23.90 $49,700

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.29 $23.90 $49,700
West Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.46 $34,230


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.

(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