Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
21,160 5.9 % $16.75 $34,840 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $12.56 $15.60 $19.11 $24.91
Annual Wage (2) $21,230 $26,120 $32,450 $39,740 $51,800


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)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 17,660 2.85 $16.55 $34,420
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 320 0.04 $20.28 $42,170
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.14 $23.28 $48,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 0.16 $22.76 $47,350
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 210 0.06 $14.79 $30,760

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 17,660 2.85 $16.55 $34,420
General Rental Centers 150 0.40 (8) (8)
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 160 0.36 $14.93 $31,050
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 0.16 $22.76 $47,350
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.14 $23.28 $48,430

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 290 0.14 $23.28 $48,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 0.16 $22.76 $47,350
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 320 0.04 $20.28 $42,170
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (8) (8) $17.37 $36,120
Employment Services 150 (7) $16.68 $34,680


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 3,200 0.21 1.35 $18.60 $38,700
Texas 1,580 0.14 0.89 $14.14 $29,410
New York 1,210 0.13 0.88 $22.48 $46,760
Pennsylvania 910 0.16 1.04 $17.77 $36,950
Florida 900 0.11 0.74 $16.14 $33,570



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 350 1.23 8.02 $15.71 $32,680
Montana 360 0.80 5.24 $15.14 $31,500
Nebraska 420 0.44 2.85 $14.63 $30,430
Idaho 260 0.40 2.59 $14.84 $30,860
Utah 420 0.32 2.06 $15.89 $33,050



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 390 0.07 0.43 $23.77 $49,440
New York 1,210 0.13 0.88 $22.48 $46,760
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.42 $21.08 $43,840
Nevada 370 0.30 1.96 $20.75 $43,170
North Dakota 60 0.14 0.91 $19.75 $41,090




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 670 0.23 1.48 $13.36 $27,790
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.58 $23.61 $49,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 0.87 $23.85 $49,600
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.29 1.92 $18.66 $38,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 410 0.17 1.12 $15.39 $32,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 400 0.16 1.04 $16.20 $33,690
Kansas City, MO-KS 330 0.32 2.11 $14.05 $29,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.26 1.70 $15.63 $32,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 270 0.29 1.91 $21.39 $44,490
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.22 1.45 $21.12 $43,930



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)
Lake Charles, LA 160 1.64 10.71 $16.60 $34,530
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.84 5.48 $13.98 $29,090
Chico, CA 60 0.76 4.98 $13.94 $28,990
Ocala, FL 60 0.63 4.11 $18.70 $38,890
Cedar Rapids, IA 80 0.56 3.64 $13.52 $28,130
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.47 3.09 $19.33 $40,210
Akron, OH 110 0.34 2.20 $19.98 $41,560
Kansas City, MO-KS 330 0.32 2.11 $14.05 $29,220
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 270 0.29 1.91 $21.39 $44,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.29 1.92 $18.66 $38,810



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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 0.87 $23.85 $49,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.58 $23.61 $49,110
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 270 0.29 1.91 $21.39 $44,490
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.16 1.07 $21.14 $43,960
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.22 1.45 $21.12 $43,930
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 0.57 $21.08 $43,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.98 $43,630
Akron, OH 110 0.34 2.20 $19.98 $41,560
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.70 $40,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $19.61 $40,780

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.60 10.41 $14.45 $30,070

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.60 10.41 $14.45 $30,070

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)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,880
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.44 $36,270
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.76 $34,860
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,260
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.60 10.41 $14.45 $30,070


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