Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
23,140 3.7 % $15.30 $31,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.73 $11.62 $14.26 $17.81 $22.56
Annual Wage (2) $20,240 $24,170 $29,660 $37,040 $46,930


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 Equipment Contractors 3,650 0.18 $14.75 $30,670
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,580 0.41 $14.34 $29,830
Building Finishing Contractors 3,520 0.45 $14.01 $29,140
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,420 0.31 $18.44 $38,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,920 0.29 $15.08 $31,370

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 3,520 0.45 $14.01 $29,140
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,580 0.41 $14.34 $29,830
Utility System Construction 1,580 0.31 $18.80 $39,090
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,420 0.31 $18.44 $38,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,920 0.29 $15.08 $31,370

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 120 0.06 $19.13 $39,800
Utility System Construction 1,580 0.31 $18.80 $39,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 (7) $18.62 $38,720
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,420 0.31 $18.44 $38,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $17.89 $37,210


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 4,190 0.35 2.17 $15.66 $32,570
California 2,540 0.15 0.94 $15.99 $33,260
Florida 2,020 0.24 1.47 $13.39 $27,850
Louisiana 1,640 0.86 5.32 $17.75 $36,920
Virginia 1,300 0.34 2.11 $14.04 $29,200




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 1,640 0.86 5.32 $17.75 $36,920
Alaska 110 0.36 2.21 $18.28 $38,020
Texas 4,190 0.35 2.17 $15.66 $32,570
Virginia 1,300 0.34 2.11 $14.04 $29,200
Hawaii 210 0.33 2.02 $18.03 $37,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $23.87 $49,650
Illinois 380 0.06 0.40 $21.42 $44,560
Alaska 110 0.36 2.21 $18.28 $38,020
Massachusetts 370 0.11 0.65 $18.26 $37,980
Hawaii 210 0.33 2.02 $18.03 $37,500



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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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,370 0.47 2.89 $17.32 $36,020
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 980 0.15 0.90 $15.20 $31,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 740 0.29 1.81 $16.06 $33,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 700 0.28 1.74 $15.53 $32,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 540 0.27 1.69 $14.80 $30,790
Austin-Round Rock, TX 460 0.46 2.84 $13.75 $28,600
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.25 1.51 $18.69 $38,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 360 0.25 1.55 $13.81 $28,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.08 0.50 $17.50 $36,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 340 0.24 1.46 $14.14 $29,400


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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)
Odessa, TX 90 1.39 8.55 $22.14 $46,060
Decatur, AL 60 1.16 7.14 $10.66 $22,180
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.77 4.74 $15.17 $31,550
Corpus Christi, TX 140 0.74 4.55 $15.89 $33,060
Ocala, FL 70 0.67 4.14 $11.10 $23,080
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.58 3.55 $18.33 $38,120
Tucson, AZ 190 0.53 3.23 $13.74 $28,580
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 110 0.53 3.24 $13.39 $27,840
Johnson City, TN 40 0.52 3.17 $11.10 $23,080
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 40 0.52 3.18 $14.58 $30,330


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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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.21 $58,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.17 $23.89 $49,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.42 $22.67 $47,160
Odessa, TX 90 1.39 8.55 $22.14 $46,060
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $19.38 $40,300
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 310 0.24 1.48 $18.96 $39,440
Fairbanks, AK (8) (8) (8) $18.85 $39,200
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.25 1.51 $18.69 $38,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $18.53 $38,540
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.58 3.55 $18.33 $38,120

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 2.98 $12.35 $25,700
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 4.13 $16.65 $34,630
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 3.04 $14.43 $30,020
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 4.35 $12.68 $26,380
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 3.89 $16.13 $33,550

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 50 0.89 5.46 $15.01 $31,230
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 4.35 $12.68 $26,380
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 4.13 $16.65 $34,630
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 3.89 $16.13 $33,550
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 3.75 $13.65 $28,390

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.79 $39,080
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.00 $17.76 $36,950
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.38 $36,160
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 4.13 $16.65 $34,630
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.31 $33,920


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