Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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 painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons 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)
11,030 7.4 % $13.31 $27,690 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $10.49 $12.73 $14.84 $18.19
Annual Wage (2) $19,220 $21,830 $26,480 $30,870 $37,830


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 8,510 1.17 $13.30 $27,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 750 0.12 $13.37 $27,810
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 550 0.07 $12.15 $25,280
Building Equipment Contractors 270 0.01 $14.46 $30,080
Residential Building Construction 200 0.03 $12.13 $25,230

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 8,510 1.17 $13.30 $27,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 750 0.12 $13.37 $27,810
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 550 0.07 $12.15 $25,280
Residential Building Construction 200 0.03 $12.13 $25,230
Nonresidential Building Construction 180 0.02 $16.46 $34,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 180 0.02 $16.46 $34,230
Utility System Construction 40 0.01 $14.74 $30,650
Building Equipment Contractors 270 0.01 $14.46 $30,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 750 0.12 $13.37 $27,810
Building Finishing Contractors 8,510 1.17 $13.30 $27,670


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)
Texas 2,060 0.18 2.23 $12.98 $27,010
California 2,050 0.13 1.65 $14.88 $30,960
Louisiana 830 0.43 5.36 $12.98 $26,990
Florida 620 0.08 0.98 $11.97 $24,890
Utah 390 0.29 3.67 $12.69 $26,400



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)
Louisiana 830 0.43 5.36 $12.98 $26,990
Utah 390 0.29 3.67 $12.69 $26,400
Oregon 370 0.21 2.64 $12.42 $25,840
Arkansas 220 0.19 2.37 $11.01 $22,890
Texas 2,060 0.18 2.23 $12.98 $27,010



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 150 0.03 0.33 $19.83 $41,240
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.30 $15.68 $32,620
New York 230 0.03 0.33 $15.51 $32,260
Maryland 70 0.03 0.33 $15.11 $31,420
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $15.09 $31,380




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 810 0.28 3.45 $13.89 $28,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.15 1.82 $13.15 $27,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 2.36 $17.51 $36,420
Provo-Orem, UT 220 1.05 13.07 $12.34 $25,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.19 2.36 $12.92 $26,870
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 1.66 $14.97 $31,140
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.75 9.34 $12.94 $26,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.09 1.07 $15.24 $31,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 1.57 $12.64 $26,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.92 $16.31 $33,920



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)
Provo-Orem, UT 220 1.05 13.07 $12.34 $25,670
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.75 9.34 $12.94 $26,910
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.32 4.05 (8) (8)
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.29 3.65 $11.82 $24,580
Lafayette, LA 60 0.28 3.51 $12.23 $25,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 810 0.28 3.45 $13.89 $28,880
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.26 3.30 $11.74 $24,410
Mobile, AL 40 0.25 3.18 $11.62 $24,160
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 2.36 $17.51 $36,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.19 2.36 $12.92 $26,870



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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.05 $62,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 2.36 $17.51 $36,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.92 $16.31 $33,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $33,370
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.42 $32,080
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $15.32 $31,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.09 1.07 $15.24 $31,690
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 1.66 $14.97 $31,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $31,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $14.96 $31,110


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.

(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