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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

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


National estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Industry profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Geographic profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons

National estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,980 5.6 % $ 26.35 $ 54,810 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.50 $ 18.20 $ 23.24 $ 29.41 $ 37.65
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,160 $ 37,860 $ 48,340 $ 61,170 $ 78,310


Industry profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,370 1.65 $ 26.13 $ 54,360
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,920 0.85 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,550 0.22 $ 43.80 $ 91,100
Residential Building Construction 1,300 0.15 $ 29.04 $ 60,410
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 360 0.09 $ 29.14 $ 60,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,370 1.65 $ 26.13 $ 54,360
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 7,920 0.85 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,550 0.22 $ 43.80 $ 91,100
Residential Building Construction 1,300 0.15 $ 29.04 $ 60,410
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 360 0.09 $ 29.14 $ 60,600

Top paying industries for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 350 0.01 $ 47.54 $ 98,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,550 0.22 $ 43.80 $ 91,100
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $ 33.40 $ 69,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $ 32.64 $ 67,890


Geographic profile for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

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



Map of employment of plasterers and stucco masons by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,180 0.68 3.53 $ 29.71 $ 61,790
Florida 2,540 0.29 1.54 $ 18.67 $ 38,840
Arizona 1,890 0.66 3.43 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Utah 1,820 1.17 6.11 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
New York 1,000 0.12 0.60 (8) (8)


Map of location quotient of plasterers and stucco masons by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 1,820 1.17 6.11 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
Nevada 900 0.70 3.65 $ 22.59 $ 47,000
California 11,180 0.68 3.53 $ 29.71 $ 61,790
Arizona 1,890 0.66 3.43 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
New Mexico 490 0.63 3.31 $ 18.98 $ 39,470


Map of annual mean wages of plasterers and stucco masons by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 140 0.25 1.32 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Illinois 550 0.10 0.51 $ 33.54 $ 69,770
Massachusetts 400 0.12 0.62 $ 33.28 $ 69,220
Minnesota 220 0.08 0.42 $ 31.86 $ 66,280
Oregon 340 0.19 0.98 $ 30.27 $ 62,960



Map of employment of plasterers and stucco masons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,870 0.50 2.62 $ 28.84 $ 59,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,800 1.17 6.13 $ 27.22 $ 56,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,610 0.76 3.97 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,310 0.59 3.06 $ 32.31 $ 67,200
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,160 1.18 6.16 $ 27.95 $ 58,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 950 0.68 3.57 $ 32.02 $ 66,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 950 0.11 0.57 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 640 0.59 3.11 $ 36.10 $ 75,090
Provo-Orem, UT 550 2.02 10.54 $ 21.31 $ 44,330
Salt Lake City, UT 550 0.74 3.86 $ 22.44 $ 46,670


Map of location quotient of plasterers and stucco masons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 290 3.83 20.02 $ 20.97 $ 43,610
Provo-Orem, UT 550 2.02 10.54 $ 21.31 $ 44,330
Stockton-Lodi, CA 430 1.67 8.70 $ 21.88 $ 45,520
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 380 1.42 7.42 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,160 1.18 6.16 $ 27.95 $ 58,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,800 1.17 6.13 $ 27.22 $ 56,620
Reno, NV 270 1.16 6.06 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Yuba City, CA 50 1.06 5.55 $ 27.10 $ 56,370
Santa Rosa, CA 190 1.01 5.26 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 150 1.01 5.25 $ 19.44 $ 40,440


Map of annual mean wages of plasterers and stucco masons by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fresno, CA 280 0.75 3.92 $ 36.56 $ 76,030
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.28 1.46 $ 36.18 $ 75,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 640 0.59 3.11 $ 36.10 $ 75,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.07 0.39 $ 35.90 $ 74,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 330 0.08 0.41 $ 34.28 $ 71,290
Santa Rosa, CA 190 1.01 5.26 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 280 0.11 0.57 $ 32.44 $ 67,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,310 0.59 3.06 $ 32.31 $ 67,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 950 0.68 3.57 $ 32.02 $ 66,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.05 0.24 $ 31.53 $ 65,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.59 8.30 $ 18.34 $ 38,140
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 3.87 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 4.28 $ 22.78 $ 47,390
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.65 $ 24.25 $ 50,430
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.72 $ 25.18 $ 52,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.59 8.30 $ 18.34 $ 38,140
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 4.28 $ 22.78 $ 47,390
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 3.87 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.72 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.65 $ 24.25 $ 50,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Plasterers and Stucco Masons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.72 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.65 $ 24.25 $ 50,430
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 4.28 $ 22.78 $ 47,390
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 3.87 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.87 $ 19.62 $ 40,820


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022