Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
23,530 5.1 % $18.10 $37,650 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.41 $13.62 $16.73 $20.61 $27.14
Annual Wage (2) $23,740 $28,330 $34,800 $42,870 $56,450


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 19,310 2.81 $18.17 $37,790
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 980 0.08 $16.63 $34,600
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 720 0.21 $17.65 $36,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 370 0.03 $22.25 $46,280
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 320 0.09 $20.24 $42,100

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 19,310 2.81 $18.17 $37,790
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 720 0.21 $17.65 $36,700
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 150 0.13 $15.46 $32,150
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 320 0.09 $20.24 $42,100
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 980 0.08 $16.63 $34,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 370 0.03 $22.25 $46,280
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 80 0.02 $21.63 $44,980
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 320 0.09 $20.24 $42,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30 (7) $19.15 $39,820
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 280 0.03 $18.90 $39,300


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 3,120 0.18 1.13 $20.28 $42,170
Texas 2,710 0.22 1.38 $15.44 $32,120
Florida 1,460 0.17 1.04 $18.13 $37,710
Pennsylvania 960 0.16 1.01 $19.74 $41,060
Massachusetts 950 0.27 1.64 $21.21 $44,110




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 280 1.04 6.43 $18.19 $37,840
Montana 310 0.68 4.17 $16.47 $34,250
South Dakota 150 0.35 2.15 $16.09 $33,460
Maine 190 0.32 1.98 $16.70 $34,730
Iowa 430 0.28 1.73 $17.39 $36,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $27.11 $56,390
Illinois 840 0.14 0.86 $24.82 $51,630
Ohio 490 0.09 0.55 $22.75 $47,320
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $22.26 $46,290
North Dakota 70 0.16 1.00 $21.44 $44,600





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 990 0.32 1.94 $17.62 $36,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 870 0.32 1.94 $21.17 $44,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 830 0.09 0.54 $17.59 $36,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 770 0.13 0.77 $23.70 $49,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.12 0.72 $27.50 $57,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.19 1.16 $18.50 $38,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.32 1.99 $19.02 $39,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 370 0.19 1.15 $21.14 $43,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 300 0.11 0.70 $20.59 $42,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.12 0.73 $19.05 $39,620




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)
Killeen-Temple, TX 110 0.78 4.82 $13.98 $29,070
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 0.71 4.38 $15.65 $32,550
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 150 0.45 2.75 $13.13 $27,310
Portland-South Portland, ME 80 0.38 2.34 $19.90 $41,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 870 0.32 1.94 $21.17 $44,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 990 0.32 1.94 $17.62 $36,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.32 1.99 $19.02 $39,560
Bakersfield, CA 100 0.31 1.93 $16.59 $34,500
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.30 1.85 $12.72 $26,460
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.22 1.38 $15.75 $32,770




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)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $30.58 $63,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 550 0.12 0.72 $27.50 $57,200
Port St. Lucie, FL (8) (8) (8) $26.33 $54,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 770 0.13 0.77 $23.70 $49,290
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $22.80 $47,420
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $22.66 $47,140
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $22.20 $46,180
Yakima, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.11 $45,990
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $21.80 $45,350
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $21.64 $45,020

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 140 1.73 10.66 $16.42 $34,160
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.98 $22.48 $46,760

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 140 1.73 10.66 $16.42 $34,160
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.98 $22.48 $46,760

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 North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.98 $22.48 $46,760
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.06 $41,720
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.82 $39,140
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,560
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 140 1.73 10.66 $16.42 $34,160


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019