Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons or tile and marble setters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
23,570 3.6 % $15.12 $31,450 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.73 $11.33 $13.86 $17.49 $22.65
Annual Wage (2) $20,230 $23,570 $28,830 $36,390 $47,110


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 17,570 2.33 $15.30 $31,820
Building Finishing Contractors 4,380 0.63 $14.52 $30,210
Nonresidential Building Construction 470 0.07 $14.93 $31,060
Residential Building Construction 350 0.05 $12.56 $26,130
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 330 0.06 $14.12 $29,370

Industries with the highest concentration 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 17,570 2.33 $15.30 $31,820
Building Finishing Contractors 4,380 0.63 $14.52 $30,210
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 90 0.13 $13.86 $28,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 470 0.07 $14.93 $31,060
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 330 0.06 $14.12 $29,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $29.86 $62,110
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $18.35 $38,170
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 17,570 2.33 $15.30 $31,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 470 0.07 $14.93 $31,060
Building Finishing Contractors 4,380 0.63 $14.52 $30,210


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 3,010 0.20 1.14 $16.19 $33,670
Texas 2,330 0.21 1.19 $12.11 $25,190
Virginia 1,900 0.52 2.98 $15.65 $32,550
North Carolina 1,350 0.34 1.92 $12.28 $25,550
Florida 1,080 0.14 0.81 $12.17 $25,310



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)
Virginia 1,900 0.52 2.98 $15.65 $32,550
Utah 600 0.47 2.68 $14.95 $31,090
Maryland 910 0.36 2.04 $13.65 $28,390
North Carolina 1,350 0.34 1.92 $12.28 $25,550
South Dakota 130 0.32 1.81 $13.54 $28,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 340 0.12 0.67 $23.64 $49,170
Hawaii 110 0.18 1.02 $23.17 $48,190
Massachusetts 490 0.15 0.85 $21.65 $45,020
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $21.29 $44,290
Michigan 370 0.09 0.52 $21.27 $44,240




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 980 0.41 2.36 $14.66 $30,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.16 0.91 $13.27 $27,600
Richmond, VA 570 0.92 5.27 $17.54 $36,480
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 510 0.55 3.13 $12.00 $24,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 510 0.18 1.02 $12.79 $26,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.22 1.27 $11.95 $24,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.29 1.67 $16.17 $33,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 400 0.22 1.27 $11.81 $24,550
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 380 0.44 2.54 $16.47 $34,250
Salt Lake City, UT 360 0.54 3.09 $15.20 $31,620



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)
Waco, TX 160 1.59 9.11 $11.53 $23,970
Anderson, SC 90 1.40 8.05 $12.12 $25,210
Owensboro, KY 50 0.99 5.68 $12.22 $25,420
New Bedford, MA 60 0.95 5.45 $21.88 $45,510
Richmond, VA 570 0.92 5.27 $17.54 $36,480
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.89 5.11 $10.80 $22,460
Jonesboro, AR 40 0.84 4.83 $11.81 $24,570
Rapid City, SD 40 0.67 3.85 $12.82 $26,680
Wilmington, NC 90 0.62 3.53 $11.26 $23,430
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 110 0.62 3.54 $17.69 $36,790



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)
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $26.58 $55,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.47 $52,980
Salinas, CA 50 0.33 1.90 $24.96 $51,910
Salem, OR 70 0.49 2.81 $24.83 $51,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 320 0.25 1.42 $22.63 $47,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.17 1.00 $22.52 $46,830
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 120 0.22 1.24 $22.06 $45,890
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $22.01 $45,780
New Bedford, MA 60 0.95 5.45 $21.88 $45,510
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $21.78 $45,290

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.87 5.01 $14.34 $29,820
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 180 1.28 7.35 $13.18 $27,410
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 3.50 $15.22 $31,650
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.73 $18.17 $37,790
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 1.80 $15.35 $31,930

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 180 1.28 7.35 $13.18 $27,410
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.87 5.01 $14.34 $29,820
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 3.48 $14.41 $29,970
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 3.50 $15.22 $31,650
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 3.02 $14.04 $29,200

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 60 0.37 2.11 $20.43 $42,500
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,200
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.26 $18.33 $38,130
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.73 $18.17 $37,790
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.32 $16.90 $35,140


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