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47-4031 Fence Erectors



Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 270118$18.33/hr$13.18/hr$14.37/hr$16.85/hr$21.76/hr$24.60/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction430$18.45/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 250$16.14/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$16.85/hr31.4%
Minnesota 430$18.45/hr23.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Carpet Installers 660$32.12/hr-1.2%
Carpenters 16,890$25.88/hr7.1%
Helpers--Carpenters 690$18.00/hr14.3%


  • Blast rock formations and rocky areas with dynamite to facilitate posthole digging.
  • Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
  • Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.
  • Complete top fence rails of metal fences by connecting tube sections, using metal sleeves.
  • Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
  • Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
  • Attach rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frames.
  • Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.
  • Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
  • Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.