Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,280 3.6 % $14.83 $30,860 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $11.13 $13.59 $17.14 $22.19
Annual Wage (2) $19,850 $23,160 $28,260 $35,640 $46,160


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 18,140 2.54 $15.02 $31,240
Building Finishing Contractors 4,100 0.62 $14.17 $29,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 740 0.11 $14.21 $29,550
Residential Building Construction 450 0.07 $13.26 $27,580
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 290 0.05 $12.67 $26,360

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 18,140 2.54 $15.02 $31,240
Building Finishing Contractors 4,100 0.62 $14.17 $29,470
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 130 0.18 $16.30 $33,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 740 0.11 $14.21 $29,550
Residential Building Construction 450 0.07 $13.26 $27,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $30.03 $62,460
Employment Services 50 (7) $18.15 $37,760
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 130 0.18 $16.30 $33,890
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 18,140 2.54 $15.02 $31,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 740 0.11 $14.21 $29,550


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 3,120 0.21 1.16 $16.01 $33,300
Texas 2,470 0.23 1.24 $11.37 $23,650
Virginia 1,650 0.45 2.48 $13.83 $28,770
North Carolina 1,540 0.39 2.13 $11.76 $24,460
New York 1,200 0.14 0.76 $16.26 $33,820




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)
Utah 620 0.50 2.74 $15.23 $31,670
Virginia 1,650 0.45 2.48 $13.83 $28,770
North Carolina 1,540 0.39 2.13 $11.76 $24,460
South Dakota 140 0.36 1.96 $12.84 $26,700
Arkansas 400 0.35 1.91 $10.43 $21,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 90 0.15 0.82 $26.89 $55,940
Washington 410 0.14 0.79 $23.21 $48,280
Michigan 290 0.07 0.39 $22.79 $47,400
Rhode Island 70 0.16 0.85 $21.58 $44,880
Massachusetts 520 0.16 0.87 $21.23 $44,150





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 890 0.38 2.06 $15.00 $31,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 710 0.33 1.81 $10.86 $22,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.17 0.95 $14.69 $30,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.11 0.58 $17.35 $36,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.43 2.34 $15.12 $31,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.16 0.85 $12.13 $25,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.29 1.56 $14.80 $30,780
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 400 0.46 2.51 $11.88 $24,720
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 360 0.50 2.73 $13.70 $28,500
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.39 2.12 $11.00 $22,870




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 190 1.84 10.04 $11.06 $23,000
Provo-Orem, UT 220 1.17 6.37 $15.68 $32,620
Jonesboro, AR 60 1.09 5.98 $11.49 $23,910
Anderson, SC 60 1.07 5.82 $11.58 $24,100
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.96 5.26 $9.48 $19,710
Greenville, NC 70 0.92 5.02 $10.92 $22,710
New Bedford, MA 60 0.90 4.94 $20.32 $42,270
Rapid City, SD 50 0.86 4.69 $12.73 $26,490
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 30 0.83 4.52 $12.70 $26,420
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 80 0.79 4.32 $15.70 $32,660




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 40 0.10 0.54 $29.67 $61,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 0.96 $24.86 $51,700
Salinas, CA 40 0.27 1.50 $24.75 $51,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.18 1.00 $22.40 $46,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 1.16 $22.06 $45,890
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 0.71 $22.05 $45,860
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $21.68 $45,090
Salem, OR 70 0.48 2.61 $21.11 $43,900
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $21.08 $43,840
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $43,040

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 290 1.15 6.28 $13.80 $28,710
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.03 $16.57 $34,470
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.07 $15.69 $32,630
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.26 $15.33 $31,900
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 2.88 $19.57 $40,710

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.15 6.28 $13.80 $28,710
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.83 4.53 $12.18 $25,340
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 4.01 $11.41 $23,730
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 3.29 $14.79 $30,760
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 3.23 $9.56 $19,890

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.22 $19.59 $40,760
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 2.88 $19.57 $40,710
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.79 $39,070
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.53 $18.77 $39,030
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 3.03 $16.57 $34,470


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