Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
21,820 3.9 % $15.12 $31,450 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.62 $11.39 $14.07 $17.65 $22.22
Annual Wage (2) $20,000 $23,680 $29,270 $36,710 $46,220


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 3,880 0.51 $14.11 $29,360
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,470 0.41 $14.56 $30,290
Building Equipment Contractors 2,870 0.14 $14.50 $30,150
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,100 0.33 $15.46 $32,160
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,060 0.27 $17.49 $36,390

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 3,880 0.51 $14.11 $29,360
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,470 0.41 $14.56 $30,290
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,100 0.33 $15.46 $32,160
Utility System Construction 1,380 0.28 $19.52 $40,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,060 0.27 $17.49 $36,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 110 0.05 $19.75 $41,080
Utility System Construction 1,380 0.28 $19.52 $40,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $18.15 $37,750
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $17.65 $36,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,060 0.27 $17.49 $36,390


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)
Texas 4,120 0.35 2.26 $15.88 $33,030
California 2,760 0.17 1.11 $16.27 $33,830
Virginia 1,380 0.37 2.36 $14.14 $29,410
Florida 1,270 0.15 0.99 $12.36 $25,720
Maryland 1,060 0.40 2.59 $13.84 $28,780




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 3.43 $16.41 $34,120
Maryland 1,060 0.40 2.59 $13.84 $28,780
Alaska 120 0.38 2.47 $18.02 $37,480
Virginia 1,380 0.37 2.36 $14.14 $29,410
Texas 4,120 0.35 2.26 $15.88 $33,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 160 0.05 0.33 $20.30 $42,230
Illinois 790 0.13 0.87 $19.52 $40,600
Hawaii 140 0.22 1.39 $18.24 $37,950
Alaska 120 0.38 2.47 $18.02 $37,480
Wisconsin 90 0.03 0.20 $17.63 $36,670





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,270 0.43 2.79 $18.12 $37,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.34 2.20 $15.92 $33,120
Baton Rouge, LA 670 1.70 10.91 $18.00 $37,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 590 0.16 1.05 $19.74 $41,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 1.30 $15.70 $32,650
Austin-Round Rock, TX 470 0.49 3.15 $13.21 $27,480
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.29 1.88 $17.39 $36,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 440 0.23 1.46 $14.83 $30,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 400 0.29 1.87 $16.37 $34,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 0.60 $16.38 $34,060




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 10.91 $18.00 $37,440
Decatur, AL 40 0.84 5.37 $11.56 $24,040
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 30 0.71 4.59 $13.18 $27,400
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.60 3.85 $14.29 $29,730
Abilene, TX 30 0.54 3.47 $12.29 $25,550
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 90 0.52 3.37 $13.17 $27,390
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.49 3.15 $15.24 $31,690
Austin-Round Rock, TX 470 0.49 3.15 $13.21 $27,480
Longview, TX 50 0.48 3.12 $17.04 $35,440
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.48 3.07 $13.40 $27,880




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.75 $55,640
Odessa, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.02 $49,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 590 0.16 1.05 $19.74 $41,060
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $19.16 $39,850
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 0.83 $18.58 $38,640
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.43 2.76 $18.39 $38,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $18.32 $38,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,270 0.43 2.79 $18.12 $37,680
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.20 1.31 $18.08 $37,610
Baton Rouge, LA 670 1.70 10.91 $18.00 $37,440

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)
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.70 4.53 $15.83 $32,930
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.50 3.25 $12.96 $26,960
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.80 5.15 $13.14 $27,330
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.69 $15.47 $32,180
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.65 $14.08 $29,290

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)
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.80 5.15 $13.14 $27,330
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.70 4.53 $15.83 $32,930
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.50 3.25 $12.96 $26,960
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.74 $18.00 $37,440
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 2.69 $15.39 $32,010

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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.74 $18.00 $37,440
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.88 $35,100
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.86 $35,070
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.70 4.53 $15.83 $32,930
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.69 $15.47 $32,180


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