Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,020 13.1 % $17.60 $36,610 4.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $12.86 $16.15 $20.79 $27.99
Annual Wage (2) $21,230 $26,740 $33,590 $43,240 $58,220


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,440 0.30 $16.05 $33,390
Building Finishing Contractors 1,270 0.17 $19.49 $40,530
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.03 $16.51 $34,350
Employment Services 80 0.00 $16.76 $34,850

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 1,440 0.30 $16.05 $33,390
Building Finishing Contractors 1,270 0.17 $19.49 $40,530
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.03 $16.51 $34,350
Employment Services 80 0.00 $16.76 $34,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 1,270 0.17 $19.49 $40,530
Employment Services 80 (7) $16.76 $34,850
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.03 $16.51 $34,350
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,440 0.30 $16.05 $33,390


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)
New York 400 0.05 2.06 $21.13 $43,940
California 250 0.02 0.75 $21.85 $45,450
Ohio 200 0.04 1.72 $16.89 $35,130
Illinois 200 0.03 1.55 $17.65 $36,700
Florida 180 0.02 1.03 $17.59 $36,590



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)
Delaware 80 0.18 8.23 $18.05 $37,540
Oregon 90 0.05 2.42 $19.32 $40,200
New York 400 0.05 2.06 $21.13 $43,940
Ohio 200 0.04 1.72 $16.89 $35,130
Utah 30 0.03 1.15 $12.99 $27,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 250 0.02 0.75 $21.85 $45,450
Washington 50 0.02 0.70 $21.51 $44,740
New York 400 0.05 2.06 $21.13 $43,940
Pennsylvania 130 0.02 1.07 $20.11 $41,820
Oregon 90 0.05 2.42 $19.32 $40,200




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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.23 10.47 $18.05 $37,540
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 3.27 $18.27 $38,010
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.62 $23.80 $49,500
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.94 $16.74 $34,820



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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.23 10.47 $18.05 $37,540
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 3.27 $18.27 $38,010
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.62 $23.80 $49,500
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.94 $16.74 $34,820



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)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.48 $67,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.23 $67,050
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.62 $23.80 $49,500
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.30 $40,140
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.65 $38,800
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 3.27 $18.27 $38,010
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.23 10.47 $18.05 $37,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $17.36 $36,110
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.06 $35,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.94 $16.74 $34,820


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.

(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 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