Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2142 Paperhangers

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.


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)
3,460 10.7 % $18.57 $38,630 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.34 $13.22 $16.63 $22.16 $29.37
Annual Wage (2) $23,580 $27,500 $34,600 $46,100 $61,090


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 1,730 0.28 $19.44 $40,440
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,560 0.36 $17.22 $35,820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.02 $14.10 $29,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,560 0.36 $17.22 $35,820
Building Finishing Contractors 1,730 0.28 $19.44 $40,440
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.02 $14.10 $29,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 1,730 0.28 $19.44 $40,440
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,560 0.36 $17.22 $35,820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.02 $14.10 $29,320


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 790 0.06 2.07 $19.11 $39,750
Illinois 390 0.07 2.63 $19.44 $40,430
New York 390 0.05 1.71 $20.39 $42,400
Pennsylvania 310 0.06 2.08 $18.01 $37,460
Florida 250 0.03 1.29 $17.23 $35,830




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)
Illinois 390 0.07 2.63 $19.44 $40,430
Pennsylvania 310 0.06 2.08 $18.01 $37,460
California 790 0.06 2.07 $19.11 $39,750
New York 390 0.05 1.71 $20.39 $42,400
Iowa 40 0.03 1.11 $17.68 $36,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.41 $28.34 $58,940
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $23.58 $49,040
Washington 40 0.02 0.58 $20.86 $43,390
Wisconsin 70 0.02 0.92 $20.74 $43,140
New York 390 0.05 1.71 $20.39 $42,400





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 3.29 $20.21 $42,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 1.30 $20.95 $43,570
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 1.60 $21.54 $44,800
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.50 $19.29 $40,120
Erie, PA 40 0.29 10.79 $16.97 $35,310




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)
Erie, PA 40 0.29 10.79 $16.97 $35,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 3.29 $20.21 $42,040
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 1.60 $21.54 $44,800
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.50 $19.29 $40,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 1.30 $20.95 $43,570




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.07 $64,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $21.78 $45,300
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 1.60 $21.54 $44,800
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.37 $44,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 1.30 $20.95 $43,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 3.29 $20.21 $42,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.87 $41,330
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.50 $19.29 $40,120
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $17.42 $36,240
Erie, PA 40 0.29 10.79 $16.97 $35,310


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