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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
24,470 5.7 % $ 19.78 $ 41,140 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fence Erectors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.86 $ 15.35 $ 18.12 $ 22.38 $ 27.99
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,830 $ 31,920 $ 37,700 $ 46,550 $ 58,210


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 20,570 2.88 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 660 0.14 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 450 0.05 $ 21.47 $ 44,650
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 430 0.15 $ 21.15 $ 43,990
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 400 0.11 $ 24.56 $ 51,080

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 20,570 2.88 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 430 0.15 $ 21.15 $ 43,990
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 660 0.14 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 400 0.11 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 450 0.05 $ 21.47 $ 44,650

Top paying industries for Fence Erectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $ 27.32 $ 56,830
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 400 0.11 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) (8) (8) $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 660 0.14 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Building Equipment Contractors 210 0.01 $ 22.19 $ 46,160


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.



Map of employment of fence erectors by state, May 2021


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 3,510 0.21 1.22 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Florida 1,780 0.21 1.19 $ 17.73 $ 36,890
Texas 1,730 0.14 0.82 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
New York 1,340 0.15 0.89 $ 23.47 $ 48,820
Massachusetts 1,110 0.33 1.89 $ 21.30 $ 44,300


Map of location quotient of fence erectors by state, May 2021


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 190 0.73 4.22 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Montana 300 0.64 3.69 $ 18.38 $ 38,240
Massachusetts 1,110 0.33 1.89 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Iowa 450 0.31 1.76 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
Arizona 840 0.29 1.69 $ 19.67 $ 40,900


Map of annual mean wages of fence erectors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Fence Erectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 480 0.12 0.72 $ 30.40 $ 63,240
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 26.00 $ 54,090
New York 1,340 0.15 0.89 $ 23.47 $ 48,820
North Dakota 80 0.21 1.21 $ 23.17 $ 48,180
California 3,510 0.21 1.22 $ 22.72 $ 47,260



Map of employment of fence erectors by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.13 0.76 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 860 0.33 1.91 $ 21.65 $ 45,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.24 1.40 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 610 0.29 1.65 $ 20.31 $ 42,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 510 0.14 0.81 $ 18.09 $ 37,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 490 0.22 1.26 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.25 1.46 $ 21.90 $ 45,560
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 430 0.24 1.38 $ 21.03 $ 43,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.27 1.56 $ 23.82 $ 49,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 400 0.21 1.20 $ 21.57 $ 44,860


Map of location quotient of fence erectors by area, May 2021


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)
Cedar Rapids, IA 120 0.91 5.25 $ 18.21 $ 37,880
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.72 4.13 $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.71 4.09 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Billings, MT 50 0.61 3.50 $ 19.58 $ 40,730
Flagstaff, AZ 30 0.55 3.19 $ 16.02 $ 33,320
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 110 0.55 3.18 $ 15.88 $ 33,030
Visalia-Porterville, CA 80 0.55 3.15 $ 18.32 $ 38,110
Janesville-Beloit, WI 30 0.53 3.04 $ 18.94 $ 39,400
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 40 0.51 2.94 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Stockton-Lodi, CA 120 0.45 2.59 $ 24.78 $ 51,550


Map of annual mean wages of fence erectors by area, May 2021


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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.36 2.05 $ 31.18 $ 64,850
Rochester, NY 80 0.17 0.97 $ 28.29 $ 58,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.13 0.76 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 25.86 $ 53,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 25.12 $ 52,240
Stockton-Lodi, CA 120 0.45 2.59 $ 24.78 $ 51,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.27 1.56 $ 23.82 $ 49,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 490 0.22 1.26 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 23.17 $ 48,190
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.31 1.77 $ 23.14 $ 48,140

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 4.61 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.01 5.81 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 2.32 $ 16.10 $ 33,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 1.73 $ 18.06 $ 37,560
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 4.35 $ 21.01 $ 43,700

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.01 5.81 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 4.97 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 4.61 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 4.35 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 2.92 $ 13.73 $ 28,560

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)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.84 $ 26.10 $ 54,290
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 4.35 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 4.97 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 4.61 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 1.73 $ 18.06 $ 37,560


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022