Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
20,990 5.6 % $16.10 $33,490 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $12.13 $15.15 $18.52 $23.44
Annual Wage (2) $20,540 $25,220 $31,510 $38,520 $48,760


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 17,920 3.04 $15.92 $33,110
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,170 0.11 $15.57 $32,390
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.13 $20.48 $42,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 240 0.03 $22.80 $47,420
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 0.17 $20.22 $42,060

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 17,920 3.04 $15.92 $33,110
General Rental Centers 190 0.49 (8) (8)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 0.17 $20.22 $42,060
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 60 0.14 $16.32 $33,940
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.13 $20.48 $42,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 240 0.03 $22.80 $47,420
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.13 $20.48 $42,600
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 230 0.17 $20.22 $42,060
Nonresidential Building Construction 130 0.02 $16.57 $34,470
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 60 0.14 $16.32 $33,940


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 3,330 0.22 1.42 $17.70 $36,830
Texas 2,020 0.18 1.16 $13.34 $27,750
New York 1,410 0.16 1.03 $20.76 $43,180
Virginia 1,020 0.28 1.80 $14.46 $30,070
Pennsylvania 910 0.16 1.03 $17.75 $36,920



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 360 1.27 8.15 $16.43 $34,170
Montana 430 0.96 6.21 $14.40 $29,950
Iowa 480 0.32 2.05 $15.26 $31,730
Oregon 520 0.31 2.00 $15.30 $31,810
Idaho 180 0.29 1.86 $14.06 $29,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 440 0.08 0.49 $24.56 $51,090
Nevada 270 0.22 1.44 $20.79 $43,250
New York 1,410 0.16 1.03 $20.76 $43,180
Massachusetts 430 0.13 0.84 $18.64 $38,780
Pennsylvania 910 0.16 1.03 $17.75 $36,920




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.17 1.07 $19.37 $40,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.12 0.80 $22.82 $47,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.20 1.32 $12.60 $26,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 410 0.22 1.42 $18.98 $39,490
Kansas City, MO-KS 350 0.35 2.26 $16.64 $34,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.15 0.95 $15.79 $32,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 0.76 $14.52 $30,190
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 260 0.75 4.82 $15.01 $31,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.22 1.42 $15.64 $32,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 200 0.23 1.50 $21.45 $44,620



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)
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.94 6.05 $15.80 $32,870
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 260 0.75 4.82 $15.01 $31,230
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.73 4.70 $16.51 $34,330
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.63 4.07 $17.44 $36,270
Port St. Lucie, FL 70 0.58 3.71 $14.75 $30,680
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.49 3.16 $13.24 $27,530
Kansas City, MO-KS 350 0.35 2.26 $16.64 $34,610
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.32 2.05 $13.72 $28,540
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.31 2.00 $14.25 $29,630
Spokane, WA 50 0.24 1.54 $15.71 $32,680



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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.28 $60,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.12 0.80 $22.82 $47,460
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 160 0.15 0.97 $21.61 $44,940
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 200 0.23 1.50 $21.45 $44,620
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.49 $40,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.17 1.07 $19.37 $40,280
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.31 $40,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 410 0.22 1.42 $18.98 $39,490
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $39,350
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $18.90 $39,320

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.74 11.23 $13.23 $27,530
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.59 10.22 $14.16 $29,460
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.21 $11.51 $23,940
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 3.12 $14.99 $31,180

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.74 11.23 $13.23 $27,530
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.59 10.22 $14.16 $29,460
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 3.12 $14.99 $31,180
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.21 $11.51 $23,940

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.38 $36,150
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 3.12 $14.99 $31,180
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.68 $30,540
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.59 10.22 $14.16 $29,460
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.74 11.23 $13.23 $27,530


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015