Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.


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)
1,310 9.2 % $24.08 $50,080 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.26 $18.09 $23.35 $28.24 $33.19
Annual Wage (2) $29,650 $37,630 $48,570 $58,740 $69,030


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)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 240 0.29 $30.96 $64,400
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 180 0.04 $20.82 $43,300
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 170 0.02 $23.11 $48,070
Foundries 90 0.08 $21.77 $45,290
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 70 0.01 $22.97 $47,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 240 0.29 $30.96 $64,400
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 60 0.10 $21.09 $43,860
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 50 0.10 $25.62 $53,290
Foundries 90 0.08 $21.77 $45,290
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 180 0.04 $20.82 $43,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 240 0.29 $30.96 $64,400
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 50 0.10 $25.62 $53,290
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 170 0.02 $23.11 $48,070
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 70 0.01 $22.97 $47,770
Foundries 90 0.08 $21.77 $45,290


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)
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 3.21 $17.77 $36,960
Texas 160 0.01 1.48 $23.52 $48,910
New York 130 0.01 1.51 $23.61 $49,100
Indiana 130 0.04 4.52 $24.17 $50,270
Tennessee 120 0.04 4.53 $19.61 $40,790




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)
Tennessee 120 0.04 4.53 $19.61 $40,790
Indiana 130 0.04 4.52 $24.17 $50,270
Alabama 70 0.04 4.07 $34.77 $72,320
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 3.21 $17.77 $36,960
Virginia 80 0.02 2.32 $33.64 $69,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 70 0.04 4.07 $34.77 $72,320
Virginia 80 0.02 2.32 $33.64 $69,960
Michigan 50 0.01 1.18 $25.92 $53,910
Indiana 130 0.04 4.52 $24.17 $50,270
Illinois 80 0.01 1.40 $23.66 $49,210



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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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 48.25 $17.07 $35,500

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 48.25 $17.07 $35,500

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 48.25 $17.07 $35,500


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.

(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