Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
22,810 4.9 % $21.19 $44,070 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.89 $15.65 $18.70 $24.45 $34.27
Annual Wage (2) $26,820 $32,560 $38,890 $50,850 $71,290


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 12,710 1.66 $20.87 $43,400
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,760 0.68 $18.66 $38,810
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,660 0.26 $24.74 $51,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 490 0.06 $22.54 $46,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $38.81 $80,720

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 12,710 1.66 $20.87 $43,400
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,760 0.68 $18.66 $38,810
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,660 0.26 $24.74 $51,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 490 0.06 $22.54 $46,870
Residential Building Construction 390 0.06 $22.34 $46,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $38.81 $80,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $34.19 $71,110
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $25.47 $52,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,660 0.26 $24.74 $51,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $24.25 $50,440


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 7,250 0.45 2.80 $23.10 $48,050
Florida 2,460 0.30 1.84 $16.74 $34,820
Arizona 1,680 0.63 3.90 $19.00 $39,520
Texas 1,620 0.14 0.85 $17.90 $37,240
Nevada 1,160 0.91 5.62 $17.62 $36,650




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 1,160 0.91 5.62 $17.62 $36,650
Arizona 1,680 0.63 3.90 $19.00 $39,520
New Mexico 440 0.54 3.35 $16.26 $33,830
Hawaii 300 0.47 2.88 $25.36 $52,750
California 7,250 0.45 2.80 $23.10 $48,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 260 0.04 0.27 $38.84 $80,790
New York 660 0.07 0.44 $36.21 $75,320
Massachusetts 350 0.10 0.62 $26.77 $55,680
Minnesota 360 0.13 0.78 $26.02 $54,120
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.63 $25.48 $52,990





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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.98 6.05 $22.04 $45,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.30 1.82 $23.59 $49,070
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 910 0.98 6.02 $17.85 $37,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 880 0.45 2.80 $19.02 $39,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 780 0.57 3.51 $18.49 $38,460
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.63 $38.01 $79,060
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 680 0.58 3.56 $17.68 $36,780
Tucson, AZ 590 1.66 10.21 $19.43 $40,410
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 550 0.60 3.72 $25.52 $53,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 1.07 $17.62 $36,660




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)
Tucson, AZ 590 1.66 10.21 $19.43 $40,410
Yuma, AZ 90 1.53 9.41 $16.99 $35,330
Kennewick-Richland, WA 130 1.25 7.72 $17.74 $36,910
Visalia-Porterville, CA 140 0.99 6.09 $14.69 $30,550
Reno, NV 210 0.99 6.10 $15.33 $31,890
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 90 0.98 6.02 $23.77 $49,450
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 910 0.98 6.02 $17.85 $37,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.98 6.05 $22.04 $45,840
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 60 0.95 5.87 $17.76 $36,940
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 260 0.93 5.73 $18.12 $37,690




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 150 0.04 0.26 $43.28 $90,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.63 $38.01 $79,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.61 $67,840
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.43 $32.44 $67,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 0.27 $30.17 $62,750
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 410 0.30 1.82 $30.01 $62,420
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.29 $29.78 $61,950
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.57 $57,340
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.65 $55,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $26.64 $55,410

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 3.03 $34.07 $70,860
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.72 $26.34 $54,780
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.03 $18.21 $37,890

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 3.03 $34.07 $70,860
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.03 $18.21 $37,890
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.72 $26.34 $54,780

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 3.03 $34.07 $70,860
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.11 $56,390
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.72 $26.34 $54,780
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.74 $47,290
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.76 $41,100


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017