Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.


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)
24,180 5.1 % $21.83 $45,410 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.41 $16.13 $19.59 $25.69 $34.15
Annual Wage (2) $27,890 $33,550 $40,750 $53,430 $71,020


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 12,790 1.62 $22.30 $46,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,410 0.73 $18.74 $38,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,820 0.28 $23.68 $49,260
Residential Building Construction 820 0.11 $20.90 $43,480
Nonresidential Building Construction 460 0.06 $23.44 $48,760

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 12,790 1.62 $22.30 $46,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,410 0.73 $18.74 $38,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,820 0.28 $23.68 $49,260
Residential Building Construction 820 0.11 $20.90 $43,480
Motion Picture and Video Industries 240 0.06 (8) (8)

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) 440 0.01 $39.90 $82,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $33.93 $70,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $29.11 $60,540
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 60 0.02 $26.72 $55,580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) $24.61 $51,190


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 8,270 0.50 2.92 $24.06 $50,050
Florida 2,540 0.30 1.78 $17.79 $37,000
Texas 1,990 0.17 0.98 $19.25 $40,050
Arizona 1,860 0.69 4.06 $18.96 $39,440
Nevada 1,450 1.11 6.53 $16.89 $35,130




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 1,450 1.11 6.53 $16.89 $35,130
Arizona 1,860 0.69 4.06 $18.96 $39,440
New Mexico 530 0.67 3.93 $17.19 $35,760
California 8,270 0.50 2.92 $24.06 $50,050
Hawaii 220 0.34 2.01 $28.27 $58,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 730 0.08 0.47 $35.26 $73,340
Illinois 200 0.03 0.20 $34.51 $71,790
Massachusetts 340 0.10 0.57 $31.26 $65,010
Minnesota 430 0.15 0.89 $29.94 $62,270
Hawaii 220 0.34 2.01 $28.27 $58,800



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.36 2.10 $23.64 $49,170
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.74 4.38 $25.09 $52,190
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,160 1.21 7.12 $16.87 $35,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,080 0.55 3.23 $18.98 $39,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 780 0.54 3.20 $26.72 $55,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 710 0.50 2.93 $20.23 $42,070
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.62 3.65 $27.33 $56,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.59 $36.59 $76,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 630 0.65 3.85 $21.85 $45,450
Tucson, AZ 620 1.70 10.03 $19.12 $39,780


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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)
Homosassa Springs, FL 60 1.91 11.29 $15.76 $32,780
Stockton-Lodi, CA 440 1.80 10.63 $23.51 $48,900
Tucson, AZ 620 1.70 10.03 $19.12 $39,780
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 130 1.29 7.59 $25.94 $53,950
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,160 1.21 7.12 $16.87 $35,090
Reno, NV 250 1.14 6.71 $15.82 $32,910
Visalia-Porterville, CA 160 1.08 6.37 $19.16 $39,850
Albuquerque, NM 400 1.04 6.14 $16.98 $35,320
Port St. Lucie, FL 140 0.96 5.67 $18.67 $38,830
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 140 0.78 4.58 $22.25 $46,280


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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.84 $87,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.59 $36.59 $76,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $33.59 $69,870
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.07 0.43 $33.25 $69,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.26 $30.44 $63,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.19 1.11 $29.97 $62,340
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.36 $58,980
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.62 3.65 $27.33 $56,840
Fresno, CA 200 0.54 3.19 $27.13 $56,420
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) $26.99 $56,130

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.16 $18.66 $38,810
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 2.24 $19.72 $41,010

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)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 2.24 $19.72 $41,010
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.16 $18.66 $38,810

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.97 $56,090
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 2.24 $19.72 $41,010
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.16 $18.66 $38,810


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