Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

All construction trades helpers not listed separately.


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)
18,930 4.2 % $14.66 $30,500 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.47 $11.12 $13.71 $17.19 $21.54
Annual Wage (2) $19,690 $23,120 $28,510 $35,750 $44,800


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 3,330 0.46 $13.20 $27,460
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,310 0.42 $14.46 $30,080
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,040 0.28 $18.16 $37,770
Building Equipment Contractors 1,860 0.10 $13.91 $28,940
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,700 0.27 $14.08 $29,300

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 3,330 0.46 $13.20 $27,460
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,310 0.42 $14.46 $30,080
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 340 0.31 $13.53 $28,140
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,040 0.28 $18.16 $37,770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,700 0.27 $14.08 $29,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $20.53 $42,710
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 80 0.06 $18.90 $39,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,040 0.28 $18.16 $37,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $17.42 $36,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $17.14 $35,650


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)
Texas 4,200 0.36 2.65 $15.96 $33,200
California 2,350 0.15 1.10 $16.14 $33,570
Florida 1,020 0.13 0.94 $12.83 $26,690
Virginia 1,020 0.28 2.01 $14.34 $29,830
Maryland 900 0.35 2.53 $14.67 $30,510



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)
North Dakota 170 0.38 2.77 $10.72 $22,290
Texas 4,200 0.36 2.65 $15.96 $33,200
Maryland 900 0.35 2.53 $14.67 $30,510
Indiana 900 0.30 2.21 $13.58 $28,240
Virginia 1,020 0.28 2.01 $14.34 $29,830



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 110 0.09 0.66 $18.53 $38,530
Wisconsin 120 0.04 0.32 $17.99 $37,430
Hawaii 110 0.18 1.34 $17.72 $36,860
Oregon 180 0.10 0.75 $16.88 $35,110
Alaska 90 0.26 1.89 $16.86 $35,060




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 1,260 0.43 3.14 $18.74 $38,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 750 0.31 2.26 $16.24 $33,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 1.67 $15.71 $32,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.79 $18.10 $37,640
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 390 0.41 2.97 $12.16 $25,290
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.25 1.84 $15.37 $31,970
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 0.79 $15.87 $33,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.25 1.84 $16.03 $33,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 320 0.23 1.70 $13.66 $28,420
Austin-Round Rock, TX 300 0.32 2.36 $11.96 $24,870



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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 0.98 7.16 $13.49 $28,060
Decatur, AL 50 0.92 6.68 $11.62 $24,180
Burlington, NC 50 0.86 6.23 $10.63 $22,110
Fargo, ND-MN 100 0.72 5.24 $10.25 $21,310
Farmington, NM 30 0.59 4.33 (8) (8)
Abilene, TX 40 0.57 4.15 $12.05 $25,060
Lubbock, TX 60 0.47 3.39 $12.47 $25,940
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 70 0.44 3.19 $11.61 $24,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,260 0.43 3.14 $18.74 $38,980
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 390 0.41 2.97 $12.16 $25,290



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)
Odessa, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.03 $49,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 0.47 $21.81 $45,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,260 0.43 3.14 $18.74 $38,980
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.06 0.44 $18.32 $38,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.79 $18.10 $37,640
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $18.09 $37,630
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $17.37 $36,130
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.19 $35,760
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.07 $35,500
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.04 $35,440

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 3.54 $12.99 $27,010
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 3.41 $15.85 $32,970
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 3.53 $12.56 $26,120
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.13 $12.26 $25,510
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.45 $16.17 $33,640

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 3.54 $12.99 $27,010
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 3.53 $12.56 $26,120
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 3.41 $15.85 $32,970
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.45 $16.17 $33,640
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.13 $12.26 $25,510

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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.54 $36,490
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.45 $16.17 $33,640
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 3.41 $15.85 $32,970
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.28 $27,620
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.17 $27,400


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.

(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 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