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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2082 Tapers

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National estimates for Tapers
Industry profile for Tapers
Geographic profile for Tapers

National estimates for Tapers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tapers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,320 4.7 % $ 29.87 $ 62,140 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tapers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.59 $ 22.30 $ 28.58 $ 36.91 $ 46.06
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,580 $ 46,380 $ 59,450 $ 76,770 $ 95,800


Industry profile for Tapers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tapers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tapers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tapers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 14,160 1.76 $ 29.20 $ 60,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,320 0.16 $ 34.87 $ 72,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 270 0.03 $ 33.67 $ 70,040
Residential Building Construction 270 0.03 $ 37.01 $ 76,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tapers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 14,160 1.76 $ 29.20 $ 60,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,320 0.16 $ 34.87 $ 72,540
Residential Building Construction 270 0.03 $ 37.01 $ 76,990
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 270 0.03 $ 33.67 $ 70,040

Top paying industries for Tapers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 270 0.03 $ 37.01 $ 76,990
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,320 0.16 $ 34.87 $ 72,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 270 0.03 $ 33.67 $ 70,040
Building Finishing Contractors 14,160 1.76 $ 29.20 $ 60,740


Geographic profile for Tapers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tapers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tapers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Tapers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,480 0.39 3.36 $ 28.85 $ 60,020
Washington 2,210 0.69 5.89 $ 32.48 $ 67,550
Nevada 740 0.59 5.04 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
Illinois 700 0.13 1.07 $ 41.39 $ 86,090
Oregon 570 0.32 2.71 $ 32.76 $ 68,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tapers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,210 0.69 5.89 $ 32.48 $ 67,550
Hawaii 370 0.65 5.54 $ 41.08 $ 85,440
Nevada 740 0.59 5.04 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
California 6,480 0.39 3.36 $ 28.85 $ 60,020
Utah 520 0.35 3.00 $ 24.52 $ 51,010




Top paying states for Tapers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 700 0.13 1.07 $ 41.39 $ 86,090
Hawaii 370 0.65 5.54 $ 41.08 $ 85,440
New York 420 0.05 0.41 $ 36.29 $ 75,490
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.23 $ 35.90 $ 74,680
Oregon 570 0.32 2.71 $ 32.76 $ 68,130





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tapers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,720 0.30 2.52 $ 29.14 $ 60,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,580 0.81 6.87 $ 34.83 $ 72,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 780 0.71 6.05 $ 33.90 $ 70,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 740 0.49 4.22 $ 24.53 $ 51,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 710 0.31 2.61 $ 29.80 $ 61,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 710 0.73 6.24 $ 31.73 $ 66,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 650 0.15 1.28 $ 41.39 $ 86,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 520 0.37 3.18 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 500 0.55 4.71 $ 27.22 $ 56,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.21 1.77 $ 32.85 $ 68,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tapers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Rosa, CA 320 1.66 14.13 $ 26.65 $ 55,440
Kennewick-Richland, WA 180 1.58 13.44 $ 28.06 $ 58,370
Modesto, CA 170 0.93 7.95 $ 32.50 $ 67,610
Reno, NV 200 0.88 7.50 $ 22.46 $ 46,710
Bellingham, WA 70 0.87 7.41 $ 30.65 $ 63,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,580 0.81 6.87 $ 34.83 $ 72,440
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.73 6.25 $ 15.85 $ 32,970
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 710 0.73 6.24 $ 31.73 $ 66,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 780 0.71 6.05 $ 33.90 $ 70,520
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 130 0.71 6.03 $ 24.01 $ 49,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for Tapers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 44.47 $ 92,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 650 0.15 1.28 $ 41.39 $ 86,080
Urban Honolulu, HI 270 0.65 5.54 $ 40.32 $ 83,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.35 $ 38.25 $ 79,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.34 2.86 $ 35.18 $ 73,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,580 0.81 6.87 $ 34.83 $ 72,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 34.11 $ 70,940
Salem, OR 70 0.39 3.34 $ 33.98 $ 70,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 780 0.71 6.05 $ 33.90 $ 70,520
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.72 $ 33.87 $ 70,460


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021