Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

47-4031 Fence Erectors

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.


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)
19,960 5.4 % $15.87 $33,000 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.75 $11.93 $15.02 $18.38 $22.76
Annual Wage (2) $20,280 $24,810 $31,240 $38,230 $47,340


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 16,820 3.04 $15.75 $32,760
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,220 0.12 $15.55 $32,340
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.16 $20.31 $42,250
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 250 0.19 $18.05 $37,540
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 230 0.07 $17.08 $35,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 16,820 3.04 $15.75 $32,760
General Rental Centers 160 0.40 $19.92 $41,430
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 100 0.23 $15.17 $31,560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 250 0.19 $18.05 $37,540
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.16 $20.31 $42,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.16 $20.31 $42,250
General Rental Centers 160 0.40 $19.92 $41,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 250 0.19 $18.05 $37,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.03 $18.01 $37,460
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 230 0.07 $17.08 $35,540


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 2,550 0.17 1.15 $17.99 $37,420
Texas 1,830 0.17 1.11 $12.00 $24,960
New York 1,400 0.16 1.07 $19.72 $41,020
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.19 1.26 $17.68 $36,780
Virginia 1,060 0.29 1.94 $14.73 $30,640




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)
Wyoming 260 0.92 6.10 $15.57 $32,380
Montana 380 0.86 5.73 $14.20 $29,540
Oregon 610 0.37 2.46 $15.69 $32,630
Washington 900 0.32 2.12 $17.34 $36,060
Virginia 1,060 0.29 1.94 $14.73 $30,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 440 0.27 1.77 $20.14 $41,890
Nevada 170 0.15 0.98 $20.13 $41,880
New York 1,400 0.16 1.07 $19.72 $41,020
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $19.14 $39,810
Illinois 390 0.07 0.45 $18.64 $38,770





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.15 1.02 $19.76 $41,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.20 1.30 $12.45 $25,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.13 0.90 $17.09 $35,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.42 2.79 $22.91 $47,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.27 1.79 $19.03 $39,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.20 1.34 $15.88 $33,030
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 360 0.35 2.35 $16.43 $34,160
Kansas City, MO-KS 330 0.34 2.22 $17.51 $36,430
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.96 6.35 $17.71 $36,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 230 0.10 0.66 $16.93 $35,210




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)
Billings, MT 160 1.90 12.59 $15.71 $32,670
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.96 6.35 $17.71 $36,840
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 0.93 6.15 $9.27 $19,270
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.68 4.54 $12.12 $25,210
Stockton, CA 100 0.47 3.15 $18.45 $38,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.42 2.79 $22.91 $47,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 360 0.35 2.35 $16.43 $34,160
Kansas City, MO-KS 330 0.34 2.22 $17.51 $36,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.27 1.79 $19.03 $39,590
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 210 0.24 1.56 $16.17 $33,640




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.42 2.79 $22.91 $47,660
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.80 $47,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.94 $45,640
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.95 $41,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.15 1.02 $19.76 $41,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.27 1.79 $19.03 $39,590
Stockton, CA 100 0.47 3.15 $18.45 $38,370
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.82 $37,060
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.96 6.35 $17.71 $36,840
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.66 $36,740


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.

(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