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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-4031 Fence Erectors

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


National estimates for Fence Erectors
Industry profile for Fence Erectors
Geographic profile for Fence Erectors

National estimates for Fence Erectors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Fence Erectors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,010 5.7 % $ 19.29 $ 40,120 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fence Erectors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.71 $ 14.83 $ 18.05 $ 22.47 $ 27.63
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,450 $ 30,840 $ 37,550 $ 46,730 $ 57,470


Industry profile for Fence Erectors:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Fence Erectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 21,200 3.05 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 880 0.25 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 740 0.24 $ 19.74 $ 41,060
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 360 0.04 $ 20.77 $ 43,190
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 330 0.07 $ 18.59 $ 38,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Fence Erectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 21,200 3.05 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 880 0.25 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 740 0.24 $ 19.74 $ 41,060
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 330 0.07 $ 18.59 $ 38,670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 230 0.05 $ 22.09 $ 45,950

Top paying industries for Fence Erectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 880 0.25 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 230 0.05 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 360 0.04 $ 20.77 $ 43,190
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 740 0.24 $ 19.74 $ 41,060
Residential Building Construction 120 0.01 $ 19.58 $ 40,730


Geographic profile for Fence Erectors:

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





States with the highest employment level in Fence Erectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,080 0.19 0.96 $ 22.10 $ 45,960
Texas 2,860 0.24 1.22 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
Massachusetts 2,020 0.60 3.10 $ 21.61 $ 44,960
Florida 1,900 0.23 1.16 $ 18.51 $ 38,490
Washington 1,240 0.39 2.00 $ 21.37 $ 44,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fence Erectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 450 1.72 8.86 $ 20.45 $ 42,540
Montana 330 0.72 3.71 $ 18.09 $ 37,620
Massachusetts 2,020 0.60 3.10 $ 21.61 $ 44,960
Idaho 380 0.53 2.73 $ 14.60 $ 30,360
New Mexico 320 0.41 2.10 $ 15.12 $ 31,450




Top paying states for Fence Erectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 660 0.12 0.60 $ 28.03 $ 58,300
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.29 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
North Dakota 40 0.09 0.47 $ 23.16 $ 48,170
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 22.97 $ 47,780
New York 1,040 0.12 0.62 $ 22.87 $ 47,560





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Fence Erectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,570 0.60 3.10 $ 22.16 $ 46,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 800 0.41 2.12 $ 22.38 $ 46,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 790 0.09 0.46 $ 23.56 $ 49,010
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 470 0.49 2.50 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 430 0.17 0.88 $ 18.75 $ 39,010
Boise City, ID 350 1.06 5.45 $ 14.32 $ 29,780
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 320 0.60 3.09 $ 20.67 $ 42,990
Kansas City, MO-KS 320 0.31 1.58 $ 21.86 $ 45,480
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.29 1.48 $ 16.90 $ 35,140
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.85 4.38 $ 13.67 $ 28,440




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fence Erectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
The Villages, FL 30 1.15 5.93 $ 17.13 $ 35,620
Boise City, ID 350 1.06 5.45 $ 14.32 $ 29,780
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.85 4.38 $ 13.67 $ 28,440
Madera, CA 30 0.76 3.89 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Salisbury, MD-DE 110 0.74 3.81 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,570 0.60 3.10 $ 22.16 $ 46,100
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 320 0.60 3.09 $ 20.67 $ 42,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 470 0.49 2.50 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Toledo, OH 110 0.41 2.13 $ 18.12 $ 37,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 800 0.41 2.12 $ 22.38 $ 46,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for Fence Erectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 36.14 $ 75,170
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 32.97 $ 68,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 27.20 $ 56,570
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 790 0.09 0.46 $ 23.56 $ 49,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 800 0.41 2.12 $ 22.38 $ 46,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,570 0.60 3.10 $ 22.16 $ 46,100
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $ 21.89 $ 45,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Fence Erectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.36 7.01 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 220 2.64 13.58 $ 18.27 $ 38,010
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 2.20 11.30 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.62 $ 23.16 $ 48,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fence Erectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 220 2.64 13.58 $ 18.27 $ 38,010
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 2.20 11.30 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.36 7.01 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.62 $ 23.16 $ 48,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Fence Erectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.98 $ 49,880
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.62 $ 23.16 $ 48,170
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 2.20 11.30 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.55 $ 42,740
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.32 $ 40,180


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.

(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