Plasterers & stucco masons

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
24k
Average Age
41.2
Estimated Job Growth
3.97%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$40,123
Average Male Salary
$40,247
Average Female Salary
$27,184

About

Plasterers & stucco masons are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Plasterers & stucco masons was $40,123 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Plasterers & stucco masons by wage are Solar photovoltaic installers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, and Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Plasterers & stucco masons are Jurupa Valley & Eastvale Cities PUMA, CA, South of I-30 & West of I-635 PUMA, TX, and Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Plasterers & stucco masons are South of I-30 & West of I-635 PUMA, TX, Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV, and Jurupa Valley & Eastvale Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Plasterers & stucco masons and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Plasterers & stucco masons, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Plasterers & stucco masons, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Plasterers & stucco masons are paid most in Jurupa Valley & Eastvale Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in South of I-30 & West of I-635 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,123
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,824

In 2020, Plasterers & stucco masons earned an average of $40,123, $15,831 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Solar photovoltaic installers make somewhat more than Plasterers & stucco masons while Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Plasterers & stucco masons as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.328
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Plasterers & stucco masons had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.328, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Plasterers & stucco masons (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Plasterers & stucco masons.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Plasterers & stucco masons.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Plasterers & stucco masons, by average wage, are Motion pictures & video industries, Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

24k
2020 Workforce
± 3,799
−4.82%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23.3%

The number of people employed as Plasterers & stucco masons has been declining at a rate of −4.82%, from 25,164 people in 2019 to 23,951 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Plasterers & stucco masons employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Plasterers & stucco masons at  96%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 0.802% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 0.781%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Plasterers & stucco masons in the US. The average age of male Plasterers & stucco masons in the workforce is 41.3 and of female Plasterers & stucco masons is 36.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Plasterers & stucco masons is White (Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

23.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,781
227
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 370

99.1% of Plasterers & stucco masons are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Plasterers & stucco masons.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Plasterers & stucco masons
  1. White (Hispanic)
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

33.8% of Plasterers & stucco masons are White (Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.7% of Plasterers & stucco masons, White (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Plasterers & stucco masons.

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Age by Sex

41.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.88
36.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 22.2

The median age of Plasterers & stucco masons is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 4.72 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Plasterers & stucco masons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Plasterers & stucco masons is Business but a relatively high number of Plasterers & stucco masons hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Plasterers & stucco masons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Plasterers & stucco masons need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Time Management, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Plasterers & stucco masons need more than the average amount of Installation, Management of Material Resources, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Plasterers and Stucco Masons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Plasterers and Stucco Masons are expected to see a growth of 3.97% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Plasterers and Stucco Masons.
3.97%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Plasterers and Stucco Masons. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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