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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Floor Sanders and Finishers
Industry profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers
Geographic profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers

National estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,100 11.2 % $ 19.90 $ 41,400 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.02 $ 15.01 $ 18.68 $ 23.26 $ 29.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,080 $ 31,230 $ 38,850 $ 48,390 $ 61,540


Industry profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Floor Sanders and Finishers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 4,420 0.55 $ 19.88 $ 41,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 70 0.01 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $ 15.92 $ 33,120
Home Furnishings Stores 60 0.03 (8) (8)
Employment Services 50 0.00 $ 17.10 $ 35,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 4,420 0.55 $ 19.88 $ 41,340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $ 15.92 $ 33,120
Home Furnishings Stores 60 0.03 (8) (8)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 70 0.01 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 0.00 $ 22.10 $ 45,980

Top paying industries for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 23.60 $ 49,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 70 0.01 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 (7) $ 22.10 $ 45,980
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Building Finishing Contractors 4,420 0.55 $ 19.88 $ 41,340


Geographic profile for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Floor Sanders and Finishers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Floor Sanders and Finishers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 720 0.04 1.19 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.13 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Pennsylvania 250 0.05 1.24 $ 22.06 $ 45,880
Texas 220 0.02 0.50 $ 15.98 $ 33,250
North Carolina 220 0.05 1.37 $ 17.02 $ 35,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 130 0.22 6.09 $ 18.87 $ 39,260
Arkansas 200 0.17 4.68 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Massachusetts 260 0.08 2.13 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Tennessee 180 0.06 1.70 $ 17.68 $ 36,780
Maryland 130 0.05 1.46 $ 27.75 $ 57,730




Top paying states for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 130 0.05 1.46 $ 27.75 $ 57,730
California 720 0.04 1.19 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 23.93 $ 49,780
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $ 23.47 $ 48,810
Pennsylvania 250 0.05 1.24 $ 22.06 $ 45,880





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reno, NV 40 0.18 4.95 $ 22.76 $ 47,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reno, NV 40 0.18 4.95 $ 22.76 $ 47,340




Top paying metropolitan areas for Floor Sanders and Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.88 $ 64,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 25.05 $ 52,110
Reno, NV 40 0.18 4.95 $ 22.76 $ 47,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 21.98 $ 45,720
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $ 20.02 $ 41,630
Portland-South Portland, ME (8) (8) (8) $ 18.70 $ 38,900
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $ 18.35 $ 38,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.08 $ 31,360


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021