Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
21,430 5.3 % $17.43 $36,260 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.80 $13.07 $16.02 $19.58 $26.33
Annual Wage (2) $22,460 $27,190 $33,320 $40,730 $54,760


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 17,470 2.66 $17.43 $36,250
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 870 0.08 $16.40 $34,110
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 560 0.16 $17.18 $35,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 390 0.12 $20.78 $43,210
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 350 0.04 $16.97 $35,300

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 17,470 2.66 $17.43 $36,250
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 560 0.16 $17.18 $35,720
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 150 0.13 $15.16 $31,540
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 390 0.12 $20.78 $43,210
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 870 0.08 $16.40 $34,110

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) 250 0.02 $24.97 $51,940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 390 0.12 $20.78 $43,210
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 60 0.04 $18.22 $37,900
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $17.53 $36,460
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,470 2.66 $17.43 $36,250


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 3,250 0.19 1.29 $20.86 $43,380
Texas 2,500 0.21 1.40 $14.12 $29,370
Florida 1,540 0.18 1.22 $17.09 $35,550
Pennsylvania 970 0.17 1.12 $18.32 $38,110
Massachusetts 730 0.21 1.38 $20.03 $41,670




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 190 0.71 4.76 $15.81 $32,880
Montana 220 0.49 3.23 $15.84 $32,950
South Dakota 120 0.28 1.87 $15.13 $31,470
Oregon 470 0.26 1.72 $15.18 $31,580
Washington 730 0.23 1.52 $19.68 $40,940




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 520 0.06 0.37 $21.41 $44,520
California 3,250 0.19 1.29 $20.86 $43,380
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $20.61 $42,870
North Dakota 40 0.08 0.56 $20.41 $42,460
Massachusetts 730 0.21 1.38 $20.03 $41,670



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.16 1.06 $25.96 $53,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.26 1.73 $17.22 $35,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.22 1.44 $14.06 $29,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.08 0.53 $18.53 $38,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 1.13 $18.71 $38,910
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.26 1.71 $19.49 $40,540
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.34 2.25 $18.96 $39,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 1.57 $24.01 $49,930
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.28 1.85 $17.70 $36,810
Kansas City, MO-KS 250 0.24 1.57 $15.97 $33,210


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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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.30 8.68 $28.30 $58,870
Yakima, WA 80 0.93 6.20 (8) (8)
Midland, TX 80 0.87 5.77 $14.84 $30,880
Greenville, NC 50 0.65 4.31 $14.04 $29,200
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.37 2.47 $18.54 $38,570
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.34 2.25 $18.96 $39,440
Bakersfield, CA 100 0.33 2.19 $15.87 $33,010
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.29 1.93 $12.21 $25,400
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.28 1.85 $17.70 $36,810
Akron, OH 90 0.28 1.87 $24.28 $50,510


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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)
Utica-Rome, NY (8) (8) (8) $30.08 $62,560
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.30 8.68 $28.30 $58,870
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $28.30 $58,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.16 1.06 $25.96 $53,990
Port St. Lucie, FL (8) (8) (8) $24.30 $50,550
Akron, OH 90 0.28 1.87 $24.28 $50,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 1.57 $24.01 $49,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.93 $49,780
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.69 $49,280
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.56 $21.29 $44,290


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.

(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