Fence erectors

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2019 Workforce
24.7k
Average Age
39.3
Estimated Job Growth
2.34%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$33,039
Average Male Salary
$33,435
Average Female Salary
$19,402

About

Fence erectors are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Fence erectors was $33,039 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Fence erectors by wage are Recreational therapists, Dental assistants, and Psychiatric technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Fence erectors are New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities PUMA, MD and Joliet & Troy Townships PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Fence erectors are New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities PUMA, MD and Joliet & Troy Townships PUMA, IL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Fence erectors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Fence erectors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Fence erectors, by average wage, is Building material & supplies dealers. Fence erectors are paid most in New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,039
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,937

In 2019, Fence erectors earned an average of $33,039, $22,485 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Dental assistants make somewhat more than Fence erectors while Recreational therapists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Fence erectors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.282
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Fence erectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.282, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Fence erectors (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 Fence erectors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Fence erectors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Fence erectors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Fence erectors, by number of employees, are Construction and Building material & supplies dealers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Fence erectors, by average wage, are Building material & supplies dealers and Construction.

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Industries by Share

24.7k
2019 Workforce
± 3,856
−1.36%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.3%

The number of people employed as Fence erectors has been declining at a rate of −1.36%, from 25,009 people in 2018 to 24,670 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Fence erectors employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Fence erectors at  93.6%, followed by Building material & supplies dealers with 3.76% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fence erectors in the US. The average age of male Fence erectors in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Fence erectors is 36.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fence erectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

24k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,801
697
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 648

97.2% of Fence erectors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Fence erectors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Fence erectors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

51.6% of Fence erectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.5% of Fence erectors, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Fence erectors.

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Age by Gender

39.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.84
36.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 14.7

The median age of Fence erectors is 39.3, and Male employees are generally 2.67 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Fence erectors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Fence erectors is false but a relatively high number of Fence erectors hold a major in false.

Majors

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MOST COMMON MAJORS
  1. false
  2. false
  3. false
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Fence erectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fence erectors need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Critical Thinking, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fence erectors need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Fence Erectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Fence Erectors are expected to see a growth of 2.34% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

2.34%
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 Fence Erectors. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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