Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


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)
4,590 10.0 % $18.70 $38,890 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.80 $13.53 $17.72 $23.69 $28.68
Annual Wage (2) $22,470 $28,150 $36,860 $49,280 $59,660


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 3,420 0.45 $18.68 $38,850
Residential Building Construction 130 0.02 $20.91 $43,480

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 3,420 0.45 $18.68 $38,850
Residential Building Construction 130 0.02 $20.91 $43,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $23.50 $48,870
Residential Building Construction 130 0.02 $20.91 $43,480
Building Finishing Contractors 3,420 0.45 $18.68 $38,850
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $14.15 $29,430


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)
Wisconsin 850 0.30 9.24 $16.94 $35,230
California 440 0.03 0.84 $20.15 $41,920
North Carolina 270 0.06 1.94 $16.20 $33,690
New York 260 0.03 0.88 $21.63 $44,990
Washington 230 0.08 2.31 $20.36 $42,340




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)
Wisconsin 850 0.30 9.24 $16.94 $35,230
Wyoming 40 0.14 4.30 $15.72 $32,690
Arkansas 120 0.10 3.06 $14.73 $30,640
Washington 230 0.08 2.31 $20.36 $42,340
Colorado 200 0.08 2.44 $18.59 $38,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $29.62 $61,610
Arizona 90 0.03 1.03 $26.60 $55,320
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $23.19 $48,230
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $22.79 $47,390
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.85 $22.21 $46,190





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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 490 0.58 17.76 $16.34 $34,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 3.20 $18.04 $37,530
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 10.12 $17.28 $35,940
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 4.13 $17.37 $36,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.04 1.08 $28.62 $59,520




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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 490 0.58 17.76 $16.34 $34,000
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 10.12 $17.28 $35,940
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 4.13 $17.37 $36,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 3.20 $18.04 $37,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.04 1.08 $28.62 $59,520




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.04 1.08 $28.62 $59,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.50 $48,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $20.94 $43,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $18.18 $37,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 3.20 $18.04 $37,530
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 4.13 $17.37 $36,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.35 $36,090
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 10.12 $17.28 $35,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.63 $34,580

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 100 0.39 11.99 $14.56 $30,280

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 100 0.39 11.99 $14.56 $30,280

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 11.99 $14.56 $30,280


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017