Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers
Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Inspect floors for smoothness. Scrape and sand floor edges and areas inaccessible to floor sanders, using scrapers, disk-type sanders, and sandpaper. Guide sanding machines over surfaces of floors until surfaces are smooth. Attach sandpaper to rollers of sanding machines. Apply filler compound and coats of finish to floors in order to seal wood. Remove excess glue from joints, using knives, scrapers, or wood chisels.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $14.23   Entry $29,593.00
Mean $17.47   Mean $36,341.00
Experience $19.10 Experience $39,711.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
47-2043.00 Floor Sanders and Finishers