Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.


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)
20,760 5.5 % $20.67 $43,000 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.99 $15.09 $18.05 $24.85 $34.48
Annual Wage (2) $24,940 $31,390 $37,550 $51,680 $71,710


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 11,210 1.61 $19.97 $41,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,170 0.69 $19.26 $40,070
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,210 0.21 $22.35 $46,500
Nonresidential Building Construction 860 0.12 $25.57 $53,190
Residential Building Construction 750 0.12 $22.58 $46,960

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 11,210 1.61 $19.97 $41,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,170 0.69 $19.26 $40,070
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,210 0.21 $22.35 $46,500
Nonresidential Building Construction 860 0.12 $25.57 $53,190
Residential Building Construction 750 0.12 $22.58 $46,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $34.99 $72,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $26.08 $54,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 860 0.12 $25.57 $53,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $24.17 $50,280
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $23.39 $48,650


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 6,840 0.45 2.94 $21.86 $45,460
Arizona 1,830 0.72 4.71 $17.43 $36,260
Florida 1,770 0.23 1.50 $16.07 $33,420
Texas 1,500 0.13 0.87 $17.85 $37,120
New York 870 0.10 0.64 $32.12 $66,800



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)
Arizona 1,830 0.72 4.71 $17.43 $36,260
New Mexico 420 0.53 3.46 $14.98 $31,160
California 6,840 0.45 2.94 $21.86 $45,460
Nevada 470 0.39 2.57 $20.22 $42,050
Utah 440 0.35 2.25 $16.20 $33,700



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 250 0.04 0.29 $36.83 $76,620
New York 870 0.10 0.64 $32.12 $66,800
New Jersey 370 0.10 0.63 $27.61 $57,430
Michigan 190 0.05 0.30 $26.44 $55,000
Washington 480 0.17 1.08 $25.42 $52,870




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.41 2.66 $21.04 $43,770
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.04 6.75 $22.24 $46,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,220 0.67 4.37 $18.54 $38,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 920 0.74 4.81 $17.70 $36,820
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 510 0.43 2.80 $15.54 $32,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 470 0.09 0.57 $36.45 $75,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 460 0.35 2.28 $26.30 $54,710
Tucson, AZ 400 1.13 7.34 $14.29 $29,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.13 $15.73 $32,720
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 380 0.43 2.81 $20.84 $43,360



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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 190 1.93 12.54 (8) (8)
Yuma, AZ 90 1.49 9.69 $15.70 $32,660
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.33 8.68 $15.58 $32,400
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 1.14 7.45 $22.24 $46,260
Tucson, AZ 400 1.13 7.34 $14.29 $29,720
Fresno, CA 350 1.05 6.85 $17.73 $36,880
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.04 6.75 $22.24 $46,260
Modesto, CA 140 0.88 5.76 $17.79 $36,990
Las Cruces, NM 50 0.75 4.88 $15.44 $32,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 920 0.74 4.81 $17.70 $36,820



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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.36 $38.81 $80,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 470 0.09 0.57 $36.45 $75,810
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.07 0.43 $31.55 $65,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.15 $64,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.07 $64,620
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 0.30 $28.19 $58,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 220 0.23 1.50 $28.16 $58,570
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 460 0.35 2.28 $26.30 $54,710
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $26.03 $54,150
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.22 $25.95 $53,980

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.16 $20.82 $43,300

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.16 $20.82 $43,300

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.16 $20.82 $43,300
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.35 $40,260
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.11 $39,750


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015