Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


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)
11,330 6.9 % $19.29 $40,120 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.68 $13.54 $17.96 $23.07 $30.45
Annual Wage (2) $22,210 $28,160 $37,350 $47,980 $63,330


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)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,160 0.90 $19.39 $40,320
Building Finishing Contractors 1,770 0.28 $20.03 $41,660
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 760 1.11 $18.19 $37,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 520 0.10 (8) (8)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 410 0.14 $14.29 $29,720

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 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 760 1.11 $18.19 $37,840
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 6,160 0.90 $19.39 $40,320
Building Finishing Contractors 1,770 0.28 $20.03 $41,660
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 410 0.14 $14.29 $29,720
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.13 $23.10 $48,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $23.46 $48,810
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.13 $23.10 $48,040
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 370 0.02 $23.03 $47,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 150 0.02 $22.63 $47,070
Building Finishing Contractors 1,770 0.28 $20.03 $41,660


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)
Texas 1,320 0.13 1.44 $17.50 $36,390
California 980 0.07 0.79 $22.08 $45,920
New York 950 0.11 1.28 $22.18 $46,140
Massachusetts 720 0.22 2.58 $24.02 $49,970
Pennsylvania 580 0.10 1.20 $20.60 $42,840




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)
Vermont 130 0.44 5.08 $22.12 $46,010
Idaho 190 0.31 3.61 $17.64 $36,690
Hawaii 170 0.29 3.39 $21.08 $43,840
Montana 100 0.23 2.65 $20.08 $41,760
Massachusetts 720 0.22 2.58 $24.02 $49,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 60 0.14 1.56 $28.65 $59,580
Louisiana 90 0.05 0.53 $24.38 $50,710
Massachusetts 720 0.22 2.58 $24.02 $49,970
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.43 $23.30 $48,470
Virginia 250 0.07 0.80 $22.67 $47,160





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 1.65 $21.62 $44,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 4.21 $19.21 $39,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.13 1.53 $26.95 $56,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 1.14 $26.70 $55,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.52 $20.61 $42,870
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.40 4.56 $22.73 $47,280
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 2.00 $25.28 $52,570
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.16 1.83 $20.58 $42,800
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 2.47 $22.14 $46,050
Stockton, CA 80 0.40 4.63 $22.20 $46,170




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)
Waco, TX 40 0.43 5.00 $16.42 $34,160
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.41 4.69 $22.01 $45,780
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.40 4.56 $22.73 $47,280
Stockton, CA 80 0.40 4.63 $22.20 $46,170
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 4.21 $19.21 $39,960
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.31 3.56 $14.39 $29,920
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 2.47 $22.14 $46,050
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 2.00 $25.28 $52,570
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.16 1.83 $20.58 $42,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 1.65 $21.62 $44,960




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $29.71 $61,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.04 $56,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.13 1.53 $26.95 $56,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 1.14 $26.70 $55,530
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $25.81 $53,690
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 2.00 $25.28 $52,570
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,520
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.09 1.02 $25.13 $52,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.54 $23.75 $49,390
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.41 $48,690

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 1.84 21.11 $17.11 $35,580
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 9.67 $20.08 $41,760
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 1.52 17.53 $19.41 $40,370
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 6.88 $23.18 $48,210
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 7.17 $16.02 $33,330

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 130 1.84 21.11 $17.11 $35,580
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 1.52 17.53 $19.41 $40,370
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 10.79 $19.21 $39,960
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 9.67 $20.08 $41,760
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 7.17 $16.02 $33,330

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 5.05 $26.11 $54,320
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 6.88 $23.18 $48,210
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 9.67 $20.08 $41,760
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 1.52 17.53 $19.41 $40,370
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 10.79 $19.21 $39,960


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013