Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
21,500 5.0 % $17.49 $36,380 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.48 $12.89 $15.94 $19.63 $27.92
Annual Wage (2) $21,800 $26,810 $33,150 $40,830 $58,080


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 18,120 2.83 $17.31 $36,000
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 740 0.07 $15.99 $33,260
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 400 0.05 $20.06 $41,720
General Rental Centers 240 0.62 $20.41 $42,450
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.10 $22.59 $46,990

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 18,120 2.83 $17.31 $36,000
General Rental Centers 240 0.62 $20.41 $42,450
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 130 0.30 $16.32 $33,940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 190 0.13 $24.12 $50,170
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.10 $22.59 $46,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $29.30 $60,940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 190 0.13 $24.12 $50,170
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.10 $22.59 $46,990
General Rental Centers 240 0.62 $20.41 $42,450
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 400 0.05 $20.06 $41,720


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 3,600 0.23 1.47 $20.46 $42,550
Texas 1,980 0.17 1.10 $14.56 $30,290
Florida 1,450 0.18 1.15 $16.07 $33,430
Pennsylvania 790 0.14 0.90 $18.39 $38,250
North Carolina 730 0.17 1.13 $14.95 $31,110




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 310 1.13 7.35 $16.19 $33,680
Montana 250 0.54 3.52 $15.24 $31,690
Idaho 230 0.35 2.31 $15.62 $32,490
South Dakota 140 0.33 2.16 $13.99 $29,100
Nebraska 280 0.29 1.92 $15.74 $32,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 720 0.08 0.51 $24.75 $51,480
Illinois 520 0.09 0.58 $23.83 $49,570
Washington 590 0.19 1.26 $20.88 $43,430
Nevada 320 0.25 1.66 $20.71 $43,080
California 3,600 0.23 1.47 $20.46 $42,550





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 750 0.18 1.15 $26.66 $55,440
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.09 0.61 $20.78 $43,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.21 1.34 $16.11 $33,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 1.28 $19.81 $41,190
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.29 1.90 $19.60 $40,760
Kansas City, MO-KS 320 0.30 1.98 $14.81 $30,800
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 280 0.30 1.96 $21.12 $43,920
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.25 1.66 $15.97 $33,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.16 1.05 $24.21 $50,350
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.22 1.45 $19.59 $40,750




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)
Lake Charles, LA 190 1.86 12.12 $16.17 $33,640
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 140 0.79 5.19 $16.67 $34,670
Burlington, NC 40 0.72 4.71 $14.89 $30,970
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.71 4.65 $14.39 $29,920
Ocala, FL 70 0.66 4.34 $19.48 $40,510
Corpus Christi, TX 120 0.66 4.30 $16.91 $35,170
Chico, CA 50 0.64 4.21 $14.42 $29,990
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 140 0.39 2.57 $13.73 $28,560
Bakersfield, CA 100 0.33 2.17 $15.37 $31,960
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 280 0.30 1.96 $21.12 $43,920




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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $28.55 $59,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.65 $57,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 1.15 $26.66 $55,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.16 1.05 $24.21 $50,350
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.95 $49,810
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.57 $49,030
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.06 $47,960
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 280 0.30 1.96 $21.12 $43,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $20.96 $43,590
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.09 0.61 $20.78 $43,210

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)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.34 8.72 $15.42 $32,070

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)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.34 8.72 $15.42 $32,070

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)
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $34,730
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.34 8.72 $15.42 $32,070
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.57 $26,160
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.20 $25,370


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