Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
10,780 7.7 % $13.83 $28,760 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.79 $10.92 $13.13 $15.57 $19.07
Annual Wage (2) $20,370 $22,700 $27,310 $32,390 $39,670


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 8,410 1.10 $13.85 $28,810
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.09 $13.17 $27,380
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 460 0.05 $13.18 $27,420
Residential Building Construction 290 0.04 $12.96 $26,950
Building Equipment Contractors 230 0.01 $14.65 $30,470

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 8,410 1.10 $13.85 $28,810
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.09 $13.17 $27,380
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 460 0.05 $13.18 $27,420
Residential Building Construction 290 0.04 $12.96 $26,950
Nonresidential Building Construction 210 0.03 $16.65 $34,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 210 0.03 $16.65 $34,620
Building Equipment Contractors 230 0.01 $14.65 $30,470
Utility System Construction 80 0.02 $14.59 $30,340
Building Finishing Contractors 8,410 1.10 $13.85 $28,810
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $13.60 $28,290


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 0.14 1.80 $15.65 $32,550
Texas 1,520 0.13 1.68 $13.52 $28,120
Louisiana 930 0.49 6.32 $13.97 $29,050
Florida 470 0.06 0.75 $11.95 $24,860
Washington 410 0.14 1.76 $15.17 $31,560




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 0.49 6.32 $13.97 $29,050
Hawaii 180 0.29 3.74 $13.18 $27,410
Arkansas 280 0.23 3.01 $11.72 $24,370
Alaska 60 0.17 2.23 $17.03 $35,420
Washington 410 0.14 1.76 $15.17 $31,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 40 0.02 0.20 $21.25 $44,190
Alaska 60 0.17 2.23 $17.03 $35,420
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $15.96 $33,190
California 2,210 0.14 1.80 $15.65 $32,550
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.53 $15.56 $32,360





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 830 0.20 2.56 $14.42 $29,980
Baton Rouge, LA 670 1.70 22.17 $13.89 $28,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.10 1.33 $13.73 $28,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 1.70 $18.83 $39,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.10 1.35 $16.54 $34,390
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.27 $14.06 $29,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.15 1.97 $14.84 $30,860
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 1.27 $14.86 $30,900
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.50 $11.50 $23,920
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 100 0.18 2.32 $14.72 $30,620




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 670 1.70 22.17 $13.89 $28,880
Prescott, AZ 50 0.88 11.49 $12.33 $25,660
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.70 9.06 $11.26 $23,430
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 30 0.43 5.64 $14.08 $29,290
Reno, NV 80 0.40 5.20 $11.89 $24,730
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 60 0.38 4.94 $12.94 $26,910
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.36 4.65 (8) (8)
Mobile, AL 60 0.34 4.39 $11.36 $23,630
Lafayette, LA 50 0.23 3.06 $14.43 $30,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.20 2.56 $14.42 $29,980




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 Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 1.70 $18.83 $39,160
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.22 $35,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.89 $16.92 $35,190
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $35,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.10 1.35 $16.54 $34,390
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $16.02 $33,310
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.97 $33,210
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.92 $33,120
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $15.08 $31,360
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 1.27 $14.86 $30,900

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 14.62 $13.76 $28,610
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.97 $11.80 $24,540

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 Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 14.62 $13.76 $28,610
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.97 $11.80 $24,540

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 14.62 $13.76 $28,610
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.13 $27,310
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.97 $11.80 $24,540


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.

(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