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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.


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)
25,900 5.3 % $18.56 $38,600 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.10 $14.02 $17.21 $21.56 $26.85
Annual Wage (2) $25,160 $29,160 $35,800 $44,840 $55,860


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 20,490 2.89 $18.67 $38,840
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,080 0.09 $18.15 $37,760
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 730 0.21 $18.33 $38,130
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 650 0.18 $19.67 $40,920
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 420 0.03 $16.44 $34,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 20,490 2.89 $18.67 $38,840
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 730 0.21 $18.33 $38,130
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 650 0.18 $19.67 $40,920
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,080 0.09 $18.15 $37,760
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 80 0.07 $15.90 $33,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 170 0.03 $21.40 $44,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 260 0.03 $21.28 $44,250
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $20.20 $42,020
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 650 0.18 $19.67 $40,920
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $19.36 $40,270


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 3,490 0.20 1.14 $21.00 $43,680
Texas 2,540 0.20 1.16 $15.84 $32,940
Florida 1,740 0.20 1.12 $18.03 $37,510
Massachusetts 1,500 0.41 2.35 $20.99 $43,660
New York 1,240 0.13 0.74 $21.30 $44,310




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)
Wyoming 320 1.19 6.73 $19.00 $39,510
Massachusetts 1,500 0.41 2.35 $20.99 $43,660
Washington 1,210 0.37 2.07 $20.05 $41,700
Oregon 660 0.35 1.97 $16.94 $35,230
Vermont 100 0.32 1.80 $19.87 $41,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 610 0.10 0.58 $27.25 $56,680
Connecticut 140 0.08 0.48 $22.78 $47,370
New York 1,240 0.13 0.74 $21.30 $44,310
North Dakota 60 0.14 0.81 $21.04 $43,760
Ohio 700 0.13 0.73 $21.02 $43,720





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,140 0.41 2.32 $21.26 $44,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,050 0.11 0.62 $20.55 $42,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 870 0.27 1.55 $16.98 $35,310
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.32 1.84 $21.63 $44,980
St. Louis, MO-IL 650 0.47 2.67 $21.27 $44,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 520 0.21 1.18 $21.55 $44,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 0.32 1.82 $28.01 $58,270
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.32 1.83 $17.54 $36,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 0.08 0.43 $31.73 $65,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.12 0.68 $16.15 $33,590




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)
Yakima, WA 110 1.22 6.93 $17.55 $36,510
Killeen-Temple, TX 130 0.93 5.29 $14.13 $29,390
Eugene, OR 140 0.92 5.20 $16.25 $33,790
Great Falls, MT 30 0.88 5.00 $17.02 $35,410
Clarksville, TN-KY 70 0.78 4.41 $16.09 $33,470
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 130 0.57 3.25 $18.35 $38,170
Reno, NV 130 0.55 3.12 $17.92 $37,280
Port St. Lucie, FL 80 0.51 2.90 $29.61 $61,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 650 0.47 2.67 $21.27 $44,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,140 0.41 2.32 $21.26 $44,210




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)
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $33.84 $70,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 0.08 0.43 $31.73 $65,990
Port St. Lucie, FL 80 0.51 2.90 $29.61 $61,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 0.32 1.82 $28.01 $58,270
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $22.92 $47,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.96 $45,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $21.92 $45,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.32 1.84 $21.63 $44,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 520 0.21 1.18 $21.55 $44,820
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.34 $44,390

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)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 190 2.28 12.91 $17.80 $37,010
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 1.42 8.03 $18.88 $39,260
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 6.20 $16.30 $33,900
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.18 $22.41 $46,610
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.30 $17.80 $37,030

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)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 190 2.28 12.91 $17.80 $37,010
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 1.42 8.03 $18.88 $39,260
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 6.20 $16.30 $33,900
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 3.60 $17.23 $35,840
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.30 $17.80 $37,030

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.21 $48,270
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.18 $22.41 $46,610
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.45 $44,610
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.06 $39,640
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 1.42 8.03 $18.88 $39,260


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020