Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


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)
4,150 8.7 % $17.13 $35,640 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.49 $12.69 $15.98 $20.79 $26.06
Annual Wage (2) $21,820 $26,400 $33,240 $43,240 $54,210


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)
Building Finishing Contractors 3,460 0.55 $17.45 $36,300
Home Furnishings Stores 140 0.06 $19.19 $39,910
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 50 0.01 $16.18 $33,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $12.99 $27,020
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 40 0.00 $12.74 $26,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 3,460 0.55 $17.45 $36,300
Home Furnishings Stores 140 0.06 $19.19 $39,910
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $12.99 $27,020
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 50 0.01 $16.18 $33,660
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 40 0.00 $12.74 $26,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 (7) $19.82 $41,230
Home Furnishings Stores 140 0.06 $19.19 $39,910
Building Finishing Contractors 3,460 0.55 $17.45 $36,300
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 50 0.01 $16.18 $33,660
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $14.46 $30,080


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 530 0.04 1.17 $20.09 $41,790
North Carolina 480 0.12 3.86 $15.03 $31,260
Minnesota 400 0.15 4.75 $19.38 $40,300
Maryland 250 0.10 3.08 $17.55 $36,500
Massachusetts 220 0.07 2.13 $23.50 $48,880




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)
Minnesota 400 0.15 4.75 $19.38 $40,300
North Carolina 480 0.12 3.86 $15.03 $31,260
Maryland 250 0.10 3.08 $17.55 $36,500
New Hampshire 50 0.09 2.79 $15.60 $32,440
Massachusetts 220 0.07 2.13 $23.50 $48,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 220 0.07 2.13 $23.50 $48,880
Missouri 50 0.02 0.62 $20.65 $42,950
California 530 0.04 1.17 $20.09 $41,790
Nevada 60 0.05 1.63 $19.58 $40,730
Minnesota 400 0.15 4.75 $19.38 $40,300





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.20 6.41 $19.72 $41,020
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 130 0.24 7.53 $16.23 $33,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.94 $11.69 $24,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.41 $19.74 $41,050
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.16 4.95 $14.63 $30,420
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.17 5.21 $12.39 $25,770
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.28 $11.35 $23,610




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 130 0.24 7.53 $16.23 $33,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.20 6.41 $19.72 $41,020
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.17 5.21 $12.39 $25,770
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.16 4.95 $14.63 $30,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.41 $19.74 $41,050
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.28 $11.35 $23,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.94 $11.69 $24,320




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.29 $50,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.96 $49,840
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $44,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.98 $41,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.41 $19.74 $41,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.20 6.41 $19.72 $41,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $38,600
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $18.23 $37,910
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $17.33 $36,040
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 130 0.24 7.53 $16.23 $33,750

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 14.23 $15.47 $32,190

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 14.23 $15.47 $32,190

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 14.23 $15.47 $32,190


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.

(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 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