Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,540 9.9 % $22.60 $47,000 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.09 $17.51 $21.74 $26.26 $32.07
Annual Wage (2) $29,310 $36,410 $45,230 $54,620 $66,710


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 330 0.39 $28.72 $59,740
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 150 0.18 $17.94 $37,320
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $21.82 $45,390
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 110 0.27 $20.82 $43,300
Foundries 100 0.08 $21.45 $44,610

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 330 0.39 $28.72 $59,740
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 110 0.27 $20.82 $43,300
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 150 0.18 $17.94 $37,320
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 60 0.11 $25.54 $53,120
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 50 0.09 $21.04 $43,760

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 330 0.39 $28.72 $59,740
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 60 0.11 $25.54 $53,120
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.39 $50,720
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 40 0.01 $24.36 $50,670
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $21.82 $45,390


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)
Indiana 190 0.06 5.70 $22.88 $47,590
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 2.64 $17.55 $36,510
Tennessee 150 0.05 4.72 $18.16 $37,770
Texas 140 0.01 1.06 $19.84 $41,280
Alabama 100 0.05 4.70 $34.61 $71,990




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)
Indiana 190 0.06 5.70 $22.88 $47,590
Tennessee 150 0.05 4.72 $18.16 $37,770
Alabama 100 0.05 4.70 $34.61 $71,990
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 2.64 $17.55 $36,510
Oklahoma 40 0.03 2.54 $20.32 $42,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 100 0.05 4.70 $34.61 $71,990
Virginia 50 0.01 1.27 $30.11 $62,630
Florida (8) (8) (8) $24.74 $51,470
Michigan 40 0.01 0.78 $24.74 $51,450
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $24.51 $50,970





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 3.23 $20.90 $43,480




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 3.23 $20.90 $43,480




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.54 $48,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 3.23 $20.90 $43,480

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 70 0.50 45.45 $16.54 $34,390

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 70 0.50 45.45 $16.54 $34,390

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 70 0.50 45.45 $16.54 $34,390


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

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017