Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons or tile and marble setters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
24,310 3.5 % $14.95 $31,100 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.26 $10.98 $13.57 $17.27 $22.56
Annual Wage (2) $19,260 $22,850 $28,220 $35,920 $46,920


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 18,220 2.65 $15.18 $31,560
Building Finishing Contractors 3,900 0.62 $14.05 $29,220
Nonresidential Building Construction 830 0.13 $14.93 $31,050
Residential Building Construction 450 0.08 $14.03 $29,180
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.04 $13.18 $27,410

Industries with the highest concentration 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 18,220 2.65 $15.18 $31,560
Building Finishing Contractors 3,900 0.62 $14.05 $29,220
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 110 0.16 $15.56 $32,360
Nonresidential Building Construction 830 0.13 $14.93 $31,050
Residential Building Construction 450 0.08 $14.03 $29,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $29.21 $60,770
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying (8) (8) $17.44 $36,270
Employment Services 60 (7) $16.52 $34,370
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 110 0.16 $15.56 $32,360
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 18,220 2.65 $15.18 $31,560


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 2,740 0.19 1.03 $15.64 $32,540
Texas 2,130 0.20 1.08 $11.33 $23,560
New York 1,670 0.20 1.05 $17.68 $36,770
Virginia 1,420 0.39 2.12 $13.22 $27,500
North Carolina 1,370 0.35 1.89 $11.09 $23,070




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)
Wyoming 140 0.49 2.64 $16.32 $33,940
Nebraska 410 0.45 2.43 $13.93 $28,980
Utah 490 0.41 2.20 $14.47 $30,100
South Dakota 160 0.40 2.13 $12.60 $26,200
Virginia 1,420 0.39 2.12 $13.22 $27,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.33 $28.70 $59,700
Illinois 660 0.12 0.63 $24.57 $51,100
Washington 340 0.12 0.67 $20.91 $43,500
Missouri 600 0.23 1.24 $20.71 $43,070
Oregon 200 0.13 0.68 $19.27 $40,080





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 930 0.39 2.12 $14.37 $29,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.15 0.80 $18.84 $39,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 0.95 $13.68 $28,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 680 0.33 1.74 $10.54 $21,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 490 0.40 2.17 $16.73 $34,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 1.00 $15.63 $32,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.23 1.26 $13.13 $27,310
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.29 1.55 $15.31 $31,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 320 0.12 0.66 $12.24 $25,460
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 320 0.71 3.80 $14.21 $29,560




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)
Jacksonville, NC 90 1.97 10.57 $10.35 $21,520
Rapid City, SD 60 1.00 5.36 $12.80 $26,620
New Bedford, MA 60 0.97 5.19 $20.57 $42,780
Greenville, NC 70 0.96 5.13 $9.80 $20,380
Jonesboro, AR 40 0.78 4.18 $11.48 $23,880
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.76 4.06 $11.30 $23,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 320 0.71 3.80 $14.21 $29,560
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.70 3.76 $11.37 $23,650
Provo-Orem, UT 120 0.67 3.58 $14.19 $29,520
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.63 3.37 $11.17 $23,220




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)
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 0.44 $28.60 $59,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.48 $55,080
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.20 1.06 $24.78 $51,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 310 0.24 1.31 $23.43 $48,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 0.56 $23.12 $48,080
Salinas, CA 50 0.34 1.80 $22.82 $47,470
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.46 $46,730
Salem, OR 90 0.60 3.22 $22.19 $46,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 0.59 $22.17 $46,110
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.28 1.51 $20.97 $43,610

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 Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.81 4.34 $11.58 $24,090
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.44 2.33 $10.97 $22,820
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 1.56 $13.55 $28,190
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 3.90 $16.53 $34,390
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 3.55 $15.27 $31,760

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 6.53 $16.17 $33,630
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.98 5.24 $10.77 $22,400
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 4.51 $14.97 $31,140
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.82 4.42 $11.63 $24,190
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.81 4.34 $11.58 $24,090

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.40 $21.57 $44,860
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 3.90 $16.53 $34,390
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 6.53 $16.17 $33,630
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 3.55 $15.27 $31,760
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 4.51 $14.97 $31,140


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