Floor Sanders and Finishers (47-2043)

Occupation description:  Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 7,9008,400 6.250 110160

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.3510.3013.34 17.7622.8527.75

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2611 42.311.8 11.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 18
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Floor Covering

 Degree
Painters and Allied Trades, Alaska Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Floor Coverers