Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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 painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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)
10,600 7.0 % $15.25 $31,720 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.17 $12.02 $14.40 $17.86 $22.14
Annual Wage (2) $21,140 $25,010 $29,960 $37,160 $46,060


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 7,700 0.95 $15.34 $31,910
Nonresidential Building Construction 590 0.07 (8) (8)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.08 $14.87 $30,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 350 0.04 $15.29 $31,810
Residential Building Construction 310 0.04 (8) (8)

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 7,700 0.95 $15.34 $31,910
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 570 0.08 $14.87 $30,920
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $19.35 $40,250
Nonresidential Building Construction 590 0.07 (8) (8)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 350 0.04 $15.29 $31,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $19.35 $40,250
Building Finishing Contractors 7,700 0.95 $15.34 $31,910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 350 0.04 $15.29 $31,810
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $15.16 $31,520
Support Activities for Mining 30 0.01 $15.09 $31,380


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 1,940 0.11 1.55 $17.34 $36,070
Texas 1,440 0.12 1.62 $13.92 $28,950
Louisiana 930 0.48 6.61 $16.02 $33,330
Florida 840 0.10 1.33 $12.28 $25,540
New York 410 0.04 0.60 $19.75 $41,080




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)
Louisiana 930 0.48 6.61 $16.02 $33,330
Utah 350 0.24 3.29 $14.49 $30,140
Alaska 70 0.21 2.83 $16.60 $34,530
Wyoming 30 0.12 1.57 $13.89 $28,880
Texas 1,440 0.12 1.62 $13.92 $28,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 60 0.02 0.30 $20.22 $42,060
New York 410 0.04 0.60 $19.75 $41,080
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,910
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $19.21 $39,950
California 1,940 0.11 1.55 $17.34 $36,070





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-Anaheim, CA 660 0.11 1.48 $16.94 $35,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 2.48 $13.90 $28,910
Lake Charles, LA 330 2.83 38.64 $17.48 $36,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 330 0.09 1.25 $14.45 $30,050
Baton Rouge, LA 260 0.66 8.94 $15.89 $33,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.08 1.15 $11.70 $24,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.13 1.76 (8) (8)
Lafayette, LA 120 0.61 8.37 $16.70 $34,750
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90 0.17 2.34 $15.77 $32,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.02 0.34 $14.86 $30,910




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)
Lake Charles, LA 330 2.83 38.64 $17.48 $36,360
Baton Rouge, LA 260 0.66 8.94 $15.89 $33,060
Lafayette, LA 120 0.61 8.37 $16.70 $34,750
Flagstaff, AZ 30 0.55 7.54 $13.33 $27,730
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.52 7.12 $14.64 $30,460
Eugene, OR 60 0.35 4.79 $14.00 $29,120
Longview, TX 30 0.33 4.55 $13.84 $28,800
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 50 0.21 2.83 $12.41 $25,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 2.48 $13.90 $28,910
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90 0.17 2.34 $15.77 $32,810




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)
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.98 $43,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.63 $42,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $20.46 $42,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.58 $18.70 $38,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.46 $38,410
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,870
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.73 $36,870
Lake Charles, LA 330 2.83 38.64 $17.48 $36,360
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.14 $35,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $35,410


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019