Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,320 5.1 % $27.57 $57,340 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.92 $19.68 $26.48 $34.45 $43.78
Annual Wage (2) $31,020 $40,930 $55,080 $71,660 $91,070


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 16,040 1.97 $27.18 $56,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,520 0.19 $30.48 $63,400
Residential Building Construction 300 0.04 $28.38 $59,020
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 280 0.03 $32.14 $66,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 130 0.02 $32.59 $67,800

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 16,040 1.97 $27.18 $56,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,520 0.19 $30.48 $63,400
Residential Building Construction 300 0.04 $28.38 $59,020
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 280 0.03 $32.14 $66,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 130 0.02 $32.59 $67,800

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 $32.59 $67,800
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 280 0.03 $32.14 $66,840
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,520 0.19 $30.48 $63,400
Residential Building Construction 300 0.04 $28.38 $59,020
Building Finishing Contractors 16,040 1.97 $27.18 $56,540


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 7,130 0.42 3.31 $29.84 $62,060
Washington 2,070 0.64 5.03 $27.43 $57,060
Arizona 1,210 0.43 3.43 $22.59 $46,980
Nevada 850 0.63 4.96 $20.14 $41,880
Massachusetts 730 0.20 1.61 $28.11 $58,480




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)
Washington 2,070 0.64 5.03 $27.43 $57,060
Nevada 850 0.63 4.96 $20.14 $41,880
Hawaii 330 0.51 4.07 $39.35 $81,840
Arizona 1,210 0.43 3.43 $22.59 $46,980
California 7,130 0.42 3.31 $29.84 $62,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 330 0.51 4.07 $39.35 $81,840
Illinois 600 0.10 0.79 $36.45 $75,810
Oregon 440 0.23 1.83 $32.29 $67,170
New York 710 0.08 0.60 $30.53 $63,490
Ohio 120 0.02 0.18 $30.35 $63,130





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 2,010 0.33 2.59 $27.53 $57,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,220 0.61 4.84 $29.08 $60,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,060 0.71 5.60 $31.65 $65,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 960 0.47 3.69 $22.62 $47,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 910 0.62 4.91 $29.03 $60,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 800 0.72 5.67 $31.64 $65,810
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 730 0.74 5.88 $29.87 $62,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.07 0.56 $32.14 $66,850
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 590 0.60 4.74 $19.80 $41,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.12 0.94 $36.37 $75,640




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)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 210 1.84 14.54 $26.66 $55,440
Bellingham, WA 100 1.16 9.16 $22.79 $47,400
Reno, NV 230 1.00 7.90 $20.88 $43,420
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 240 0.95 7.53 $18.98 $39,490
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 210 0.88 6.98 $24.76 $51,510
Santa Rosa, CA 180 0.88 6.96 $38.50 $80,070
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.88 6.91 $26.92 $56,000
New Bedford, MA 50 0.83 6.59 $26.04 $54,160
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 730 0.74 5.88 $29.87 $62,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 800 0.72 5.67 $31.64 $65,810




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 280 0.60 4.76 $39.97 $83,140
Santa Rosa, CA 180 0.88 6.96 $38.50 $80,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.12 0.94 $36.37 $75,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 450 0.18 1.46 $35.84 $74,550
Salem, OR 60 0.33 2.58 $34.36 $71,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.32 2.54 $33.38 $69,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.07 0.56 $32.14 $66,850
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.02 $66,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.10 0.82 $31.90 $66,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,060 0.71 5.60 $31.65 $65,830


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

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019