Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-2082 Tapers

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.


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)
17,500 3.7 % $25.52 $53,080 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.01 $17.56 $23.06 $33.40 $42.66
Annual Wage (2) $29,140 $36,520 $47,970 $69,470 $88,720


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 16,110 2.21 $25.39 $52,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 880 0.12 $28.83 $59,960
Residential Building Construction 290 0.04 $25.05 $52,110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $24.63 $51,230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $12.89 $26,800

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 16,110 2.21 $25.39 $52,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 880 0.12 $28.83 $59,960
Residential Building Construction 290 0.04 $25.05 $52,110
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $12.89 $26,800
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $24.63 $51,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 880 0.12 $28.83 $59,960
Building Finishing Contractors 16,110 2.21 $25.39 $52,800
Residential Building Construction 290 0.04 $25.05 $52,110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $24.63 $51,230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $12.89 $26,800


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 5,160 0.33 2.62 $26.84 $55,840
Washington 1,920 0.64 5.07 $25.97 $54,030
Arizona 1,080 0.42 3.29 $17.39 $36,170
New York 840 0.09 0.74 $30.05 $62,500
Nevada 820 0.66 5.22 $21.69 $45,120



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)
Nevada 820 0.66 5.22 $21.69 $45,120
Washington 1,920 0.64 5.07 $25.97 $54,030
Arizona 1,080 0.42 3.29 $17.39 $36,170
Hawaii 210 0.34 2.71 $32.82 $68,260
Idaho 210 0.33 2.63 $18.50 $38,470



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 790 0.23 1.83 $36.95 $76,850
Illinois 480 0.08 0.64 $34.96 $72,710
Hawaii 210 0.34 2.71 $32.82 $68,260
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $32.40 $67,380
New York 840 0.09 0.74 $30.05 $62,500




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.89 6.98 $26.96 $56,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 910 0.69 5.47 $22.65 $47,110
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.58 4.58 $22.78 $47,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.46 3.59 $16.97 $35,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 600 0.66 5.19 $22.16 $46,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 590 0.34 2.64 $39.19 $81,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 1.06 $27.10 $56,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.51 3.99 $34.11 $70,950
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 510 0.38 2.97 $24.41 $50,780
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.45 3.58 $37.21 $77,400



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)
New Bedford, MA 80 1.25 9.85 $22.56 $46,920
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 120 1.09 8.60 $28.22 $58,700
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.91 7.14 $24.04 $50,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.89 6.98 $26.96 $56,080
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 180 0.79 6.20 $17.46 $36,320
Reno, NV 160 0.77 6.06 $18.15 $37,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 910 0.69 5.47 $22.65 $47,110
Yakima, WA 60 0.68 5.39 $17.77 $36,960
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 600 0.66 5.19 $22.16 $46,090
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.62 4.86 $33.28 $69,220



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 590 0.34 2.64 $39.19 $81,510
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.45 3.58 $37.21 $77,400
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.53 $73,910
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.26 $35.48 $73,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.74 $35.43 $73,690
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.50 $34.94 $72,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.51 3.99 $34.11 $70,950
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 280 0.22 1.70 $34.08 $70,880
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.62 4.86 $33.28 $69,220
Urban Honolulu, HI 190 0.43 3.35 $32.89 $68,400

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.02 8.06 $27.42 $57,020

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.02 8.06 $27.42 $57,020

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.02 8.06 $27.42 $57,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.05 $41,700


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016