Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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 15.7 % $18.47 $38,410 4.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.11 $12.73 $16.19 $22.53 $30.78
Annual Wage (2) $21,030 $26,480 $33,670 $46,860 $64,030


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 1,700 0.26 $19.76 $41,110
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,500 0.34 $16.38 $34,060
Nonresidential Building Construction 80 0.01 (8) (8)
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 70 0.02 $16.93 $35,220
Employment Services 50 0.00 $18.75 $39,000

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 1,500 0.34 $16.38 $34,060
Building Finishing Contractors 1,700 0.26 $19.76 $41,110
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 70 0.02 $16.93 $35,220
Nonresidential Building Construction 80 0.01 (8) (8)
Employment Services 50 0.00 $18.75 $39,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 1,700 0.26 $19.76 $41,110
Employment Services 50 (7) $18.75 $39,000
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 70 0.02 $16.93 $35,220
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,500 0.34 $16.38 $34,060


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)
Illinois 410 0.07 2.75 $21.10 $43,880
New York 400 0.05 1.78 $22.00 $45,750
Florida 290 0.04 1.47 $18.03 $37,500
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.59 $17.73 $36,870
New Jersey 130 0.03 1.28 $17.61 $36,620




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 410 0.07 2.75 $21.10 $43,880
New York 400 0.05 1.78 $22.00 $45,750
Pennsylvania 230 0.04 1.59 $17.73 $36,870
New Mexico 30 0.04 1.70 $12.57 $26,150
Florida 290 0.04 1.47 $18.03 $37,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $25.43 $52,890
New York 400 0.05 1.78 $22.00 $45,750
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $21.37 $44,450
Illinois 410 0.07 2.75 $21.10 $43,880
Washington 40 0.02 0.59 $21.04 $43,760





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 350 0.09 3.63 $21.88 $45,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 2.93 $23.19 $48,230
Erie, PA 50 0.38 14.68 $16.93 $35,200




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 50 0.38 14.68 $16.93 $35,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 3.63 $21.88 $45,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 2.93 $23.19 $48,230




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 York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.22 $48,290
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 2.93 $23.19 $48,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 3.63 $21.88 $45,510
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $21.42 $44,560
Erie, PA 50 0.38 14.68 $16.93 $35,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.79 $32,840
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $13.88 $28,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $10.14 $21,100


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