Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,410 7.4 % $19.23 $39,990 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.54 $13.17 $17.54 $22.84 $31.27
Annual Wage (2) $21,930 $27,390 $36,480 $47,510 $65,040


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 4,950 0.69 $19.13 $39,800
Building Finishing Contractors 2,000 0.31 $21.43 $44,580
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 680 0.12 (8) (8)
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 620 0.88 $16.70 $34,730
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 450 0.16 $15.07 $31,340

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 620 0.88 $16.70 $34,730
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,950 0.69 $19.13 $39,800
Building Finishing Contractors 2,000 0.31 $21.43 $44,580
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 450 0.16 $15.07 $31,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 680 0.12 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 200 0.03 $24.43 $50,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $23.93 $49,780
Building Finishing Contractors 2,000 0.31 $21.43 $44,580
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.81 $43,290
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 440 0.02 $19.85 $41,280


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 1,590 0.15 1.85 $17.14 $35,640
New York 1,020 0.12 1.50 $23.28 $48,430
California 910 0.06 0.78 $21.45 $44,610
Massachusetts 440 0.13 1.71 $25.03 $52,060
Maryland 370 0.15 1.87 $18.35 $38,170




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 90 0.30 3.84 $20.95 $43,580
Texas 1,590 0.15 1.85 $17.14 $35,640
Maryland 370 0.15 1.87 $18.35 $38,170
Montana 60 0.14 1.84 $20.42 $42,480
Kansas 190 0.14 1.82 $15.28 $31,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 80 0.12 1.49 $29.28 $60,910
Massachusetts 440 0.13 1.71 $25.03 $52,060
Connecticut 190 0.12 1.47 $24.14 $50,220
New York 1,020 0.12 1.50 $23.28 $48,430
Virginia 360 0.10 1.26 $22.54 $46,880





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.39 4.91 $19.76 $41,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.13 1.61 $22.86 $47,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.64 $25.69 $53,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 0.87 $24.79 $51,560
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.21 2.68 $24.82 $51,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 110 0.04 0.50 $16.05 $33,380
El Paso, TX 70 0.24 3.08 $12.99 $27,030
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 2.13 $25.81 $53,680
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.22 2.79 $17.46 $36,330
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.07 0.83 $27.88 $57,990




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)
Prescott, AZ 40 0.76 9.66 $10.79 $22,450
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.46 5.90 $25.52 $53,090
Waco, TX 40 0.43 5.48 $15.54 $32,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.39 4.91 $19.76 $41,090
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.26 3.35 $20.68 $43,010
El Paso, TX 70 0.24 3.08 $12.99 $27,030
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.22 2.79 $17.46 $36,330
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.21 2.68 $24.82 $51,620
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 2.13 $25.81 $53,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.64 $25.69 $53,430




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)
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $32.37 $67,330
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $32.07 $66,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $31.17 $64,830
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.07 0.83 $27.88 $57,990
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 2.13 $25.81 $53,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.64 $25.69 $53,430
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.46 5.90 $25.52 $53,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.52 $53,090
New Bedford, MA (8) (8) (8) $24.83 $51,650
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.21 2.68 $24.82 $51,620

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.67 21.29 $19.31 $40,170
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 6.40 $13.52 $28,110
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 6.61 $20.42 $42,480
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 10.10 $18.20 $37,850
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 7.60 $22.00 $45,770

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.67 21.29 $19.31 $40,170
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 10.10 $18.20 $37,850
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 7.60 $22.00 $45,770
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 6.61 $20.42 $42,480
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 6.40 $13.52 $28,110

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.12 $64,730
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 7.60 $22.00 $45,770
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 6.61 $20.42 $42,480
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.36 $40,270
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.67 21.29 $19.31 $40,170


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014