Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
11,000 7.4 % $14.70 $30,570 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.02 $11.44 $13.83 $17.13 $21.18
Annual Wage (2) $20,830 $23,800 $28,760 $35,630 $44,050


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 8,100 1.03 $14.73 $30,640
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 570 0.07 $14.09 $29,310
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.08 $13.90 $28,910
Nonresidential Building Construction 510 0.07 $17.18 $35,740
Residential Building Construction 330 0.04 $14.35 $29,840

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 8,100 1.03 $14.73 $30,640
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.08 $13.90 $28,910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 570 0.07 $14.09 $29,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 510 0.07 $17.18 $35,740
Residential Building Construction 330 0.04 $14.35 $29,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 510 0.07 $17.18 $35,740
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 30 (7) $15.39 $32,010
Utility System Construction 130 0.02 $15.19 $31,590
Building Finishing Contractors 8,100 1.03 $14.73 $30,640
Residential Building Construction 330 0.04 $14.35 $29,840


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 2,210 0.13 1.71 $17.22 $35,830
Texas 1,180 0.10 1.29 $14.20 $29,530
Louisiana 1,020 0.53 6.92 $15.07 $31,340
Florida 1,010 0.12 1.56 $11.95 $24,860
Utah 410 0.29 3.79 $15.20 $31,620




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 1,020 0.53 6.92 $15.07 $31,340
Utah 410 0.29 3.79 $15.20 $31,620
Hawaii 160 0.25 3.18 $13.61 $28,320
Alaska 70 0.21 2.72 $18.73 $38,950
California 2,210 0.13 1.71 $17.22 $35,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 70 0.03 0.34 $19.28 $40,100
Illinois 90 0.01 0.19 $19.07 $39,670
Alaska 70 0.21 2.72 $18.73 $38,950
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560
California 2,210 0.13 1.71 $17.22 $35,830



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.16 2.08 $15.16 $31,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 410 0.29 3.72 $18.78 $39,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 1.49 $14.76 $30,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 210 0.11 1.39 $14.17 $29,470
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 2.72 $13.96 $29,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 1.07 $19.61 $40,800
Reno, NV 120 0.52 6.72 $12.31 $25,600
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 80 0.14 1.87 $15.52 $32,290
Prescott, AZ 70 1.10 14.21 $13.16 $27,380
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 0.90 $15.26 $31,740


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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)
Prescott, AZ 70 1.10 14.21 $13.16 $27,380
Reno, NV 120 0.52 6.72 $12.31 $25,600
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 30 0.45 5.82 $16.06 $33,410
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.35 4.51 $14.84 $30,860
Mobile, AL 60 0.33 4.29 $11.67 $24,280
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 410 0.29 3.72 $18.78 $39,070
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.28 3.69 $16.73 $34,800
Lafayette, LA 50 0.24 3.08 $13.34 $27,740
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 2.72 $13.96 $29,040
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.20 2.63 $14.87 $30,930


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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)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.68 $40,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 1.07 $19.61 $40,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 410 0.29 3.72 $18.78 $39,070
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $18.55 $38,580
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.51 $38,490
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.28 3.69 $16.73 $34,800
Chico, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.45 $34,210
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $16.41 $34,120
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.31 $33,930
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 30 0.45 5.82 $16.06 $33,410

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.55 $13.47 $28,020

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.55 $13.47 $28,020

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.55 $13.47 $28,020


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