Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-2142 Paperhangers

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.


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)
2,710 14.2 % $19.68 $40,930 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.32 $14.28 $17.80 $23.25 $30.05
Annual Wage (2) $25,630 $29,700 $37,030 $48,360 $62,500


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,250 0.25 $17.73 $36,880
Building Finishing Contractors 1,110 0.14 $22.41 $46,620
Employment Services 50 0.00 $18.43 $38,330
Printing and Related Support Activities 50 0.01 $16.43 $34,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $23.87 $49,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,250 0.25 $17.73 $36,880
Building Finishing Contractors 1,110 0.14 $22.41 $46,620
Printing and Related Support Activities 50 0.01 $16.43 $34,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $23.87 $49,660
Employment Services 50 0.00 $18.43 $38,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $23.87 $49,660
Building Finishing Contractors 1,110 0.14 $22.41 $46,620
Employment Services 50 (7) $18.43 $38,330
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,250 0.25 $17.73 $36,880
Printing and Related Support Activities 50 0.01 $16.43 $34,180


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)
New York 360 0.04 2.05 $23.53 $48,930
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.70 $17.36 $36,110
Ohio 150 0.03 1.50 $18.26 $37,970
Arizona 110 0.04 2.11 $16.99 $35,330
North Carolina 100 0.02 1.17 $19.72 $41,010




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)
Oklahoma 60 0.04 2.06 $15.77 $32,800
New York 360 0.04 2.05 $23.53 $48,930
Arizona 110 0.04 2.11 $16.99 $35,330
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.70 $17.36 $36,110
Ohio 150 0.03 1.50 $18.26 $37,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $23.93 $49,780
New York 360 0.04 2.05 $23.53 $48,930
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $21.57 $44,860
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $20.92 $43,510
Connecticut 30 0.02 1.02 $20.50 $42,640



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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.03 1.77 $16.77 $34,880


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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.03 1.77 $16.77 $34,880


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.40 $59,080
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $26.90 $55,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $18.28 $38,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.03 1.77 $16.77 $34,880
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.93 $33,140
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $14.28 $29,710
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $13.66 $28,410


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.

(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 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