Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons or tile and marble setters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
24,660 3.6 % $16.84 $35,020 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $12.81 $15.25 $18.67 $25.18
Annual Wage (2) $22,310 $26,650 $31,710 $38,830 $52,370


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)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 16,750 1.91 $17.02 $35,400
Building Finishing Contractors 5,420 0.69 $16.24 $33,780
Nonresidential Building Construction 760 0.10 $16.62 $34,560
Residential Building Construction 350 0.05 $16.63 $34,590
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 320 0.05 $19.41 $40,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 16,750 1.91 $17.02 $35,400
Building Finishing Contractors 5,420 0.69 $16.24 $33,780
Nonresidential Building Construction 760 0.10 $16.62 $34,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 260 0.06 $14.97 $31,140
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 320 0.05 $19.41 $40,370

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) 90 (7) $26.41 $54,920
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $20.91 $43,500
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 320 0.05 $19.41 $40,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 16,750 1.91 $17.02 $35,400
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $16.97 $35,300


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 3,700 0.22 1.28 $18.52 $38,520
Texas 1,920 0.16 0.93 $14.68 $30,540
Florida 1,830 0.22 1.26 $12.57 $26,140
Virginia 1,830 0.48 2.79 $14.45 $30,050
New York 1,520 0.17 0.96 $20.33 $42,280




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)
Vermont 200 0.66 3.80 $16.19 $33,670
Wyoming 160 0.60 3.46 $16.68 $34,700
Virginia 1,830 0.48 2.79 $14.45 $30,050
Delaware 160 0.37 2.14 $17.19 $35,750
South Dakota 140 0.34 1.98 $14.10 $29,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 210 0.07 0.43 $27.83 $57,880
Washington 360 0.11 0.65 $26.25 $54,590
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $22.75 $47,320
Missouri 480 0.17 1.00 $22.72 $47,260
New Jersey 410 0.10 0.59 $21.87 $45,490



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.12 0.68 $21.86 $45,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.17 1.01 $17.00 $35,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 700 0.28 1.60 $14.93 $31,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 550 0.22 1.27 $15.15 $31,520
Richmond, VA 520 0.81 4.69 $14.74 $30,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 470 0.33 1.89 $18.73 $38,950
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.36 2.07 $18.99 $39,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 400 0.20 1.16 $16.83 $35,020
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 370 0.39 2.26 $20.65 $42,950
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 360 0.30 1.75 $14.52 $30,200


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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)
New Bedford, MA 210 3.23 18.67 $19.70 $40,970
Lynchburg, VA 120 1.23 7.09 $11.55 $24,020
Waco, TX 120 1.04 6.01 $15.01 $31,220
Roanoke, VA 160 1.02 5.92 $16.13 $33,540
Ocala, FL 100 0.98 5.69 $11.79 $24,520
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 190 0.96 5.57 $11.11 $23,120
Topeka, KS 90 0.81 4.69 $17.92 $37,270
Richmond, VA 520 0.81 4.69 $14.74 $30,650
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 240 0.81 4.70 $12.56 $26,130
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 30 0.74 4.25 $14.19 $29,510


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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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 0.44 $29.96 $62,330
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.44 $61,240
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.13 0.76 $28.33 $58,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 0.78 $28.28 $58,820
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 30 0.13 0.75 $24.83 $51,660
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.10 0.61 $24.58 $51,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.16 0.95 $24.58 $51,120
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $23.20 $48,250
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.22 1.28 $23.01 $47,860
Salem, OR 100 0.58 3.34 $21.89 $45,540

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 4.52 $15.50 $32,240
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.18 $11.97 $24,890
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 7.79 $15.80 $32,860
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.44 $17.31 $36,010
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 3.72 $14.26 $29,650

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 7.79 $15.80 $32,860
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 4.52 $15.50 $32,240
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.68 3.92 $16.99 $35,330
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 3.72 $14.26 $29,650
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.44 $17.31 $36,010

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.58 $25.96 $54,000
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.12 $41,850
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.50 $38,480
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.44 $17.31 $36,010
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.68 3.92 $16.99 $35,330


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