Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
23,950 3.5 % $16.16 $33,610 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.27 $12.30 $14.70 $18.37 $24.03
Annual Wage (2) $21,360 $25,590 $30,570 $38,210 $49,990


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 16,730 1.98 $16.30 $33,900
Building Finishing Contractors 5,290 0.69 $15.60 $32,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 630 0.08 $16.04 $33,360
Residential Building Construction 350 0.05 $16.40 $34,110
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 300 0.05 $16.12 $33,520

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 16,730 1.98 $16.30 $33,900
Building Finishing Contractors 5,290 0.69 $15.60 $32,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 630 0.08 $16.04 $33,360
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 60 0.07 $14.87 $30,940
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 300 0.05 $16.12 $33,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $25.48 $53,010
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $20.57 $42,780
Residential Building Construction 350 0.05 $16.40 $34,110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 16,730 1.98 $16.30 $33,900
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 300 0.05 $16.12 $33,520


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 3,870 0.24 1.42 $17.68 $36,780
Virginia 2,010 0.54 3.14 $15.33 $31,880
Texas 1,750 0.15 0.88 $13.80 $28,690
New York 1,280 0.14 0.83 $17.25 $35,880
Florida 1,050 0.13 0.75 $11.81 $24,570




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)
Wyoming 160 0.59 3.46 $16.31 $33,930
Virginia 2,010 0.54 3.14 $15.33 $31,880
Vermont 140 0.47 2.75 $16.47 $34,260
Maine 270 0.45 2.61 $16.28 $33,870
South Dakota 180 0.43 2.51 $14.33 $29,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 530 0.15 0.89 $23.42 $48,720
Washington 230 0.07 0.43 $23.02 $47,880
New Jersey 180 0.05 0.27 $23.01 $47,860
Missouri 530 0.19 1.12 $22.59 $47,000
Illinois 280 0.05 0.27 $21.98 $45,720





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 970 0.39 2.28 $14.52 $30,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.20 1.20 $16.38 $34,080
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.60 $16.08 $33,450
Richmond, VA 630 0.98 5.75 $16.65 $34,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 570 0.42 2.44 $16.64 $34,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.26 1.51 $14.67 $30,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.19 1.09 $14.28 $29,690
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 430 0.37 2.17 $13.36 $27,790
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 430 0.47 2.75 $18.93 $39,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 370 0.26 1.55 $21.06 $43,810




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 110 1.75 10.24 $21.09 $43,860
Richmond, VA 630 0.98 5.75 $16.65 $34,620
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.83 4.89 $12.90 $26,840
Portland-South Portland, ME 160 0.79 4.61 $16.22 $33,740
Rapid City, SD 50 0.75 4.41 $13.82 $28,740
Topeka, KS 80 0.71 4.13 $17.40 $36,190
Ocala, FL 70 0.68 3.98 $11.62 $24,160
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.67 3.94 $16.35 $34,010
Santa Rosa, CA 130 0.67 3.90 $18.99 $39,510
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 120 0.66 3.87 $16.43 $34,170




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.01 $68,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.19 1.12 $27.16 $56,500
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 0.75 $25.69 $53,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $23.89 $49,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 0.48 $23.20 $48,260
Salem, OR 100 0.60 3.50 $22.11 $46,000
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 0.71 $22.03 $45,820
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 0.80 $21.96 $45,690
New Bedford, MA 110 1.75 10.24 $21.09 $43,860
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 370 0.26 1.55 $21.06 $43,810

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 150 1.27 7.43 $16.40 $34,120
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 2.30 $12.26 $25,500
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.47 8.59 $15.75 $32,750
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 1.96 $13.30 $27,650
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.62 $30.53 $63,510

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 90 1.47 8.59 $15.75 $32,750
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 150 1.27 7.43 $16.40 $34,120
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.99 5.79 $13.32 $27,720
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 3.93 $11.07 $23,020
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 3.28 $14.68 $30,540

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 80 0.45 2.62 $30.53 $63,510
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.96 $43,590
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.49 $18.46 $38,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.38 $16.68 $34,680
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 150 1.27 7.43 $16.40 $34,120


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