Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment

Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
46,290 1.9 % $20.96 $43,600 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.20 $15.24 $19.04 $25.66 $32.61
Annual Wage (2) $25,380 $31,700 $39,600 $53,370 $67,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,260 2.70 $21.15 $44,000
Automobile Dealers 4,750 0.44 $22.38 $46,550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,260 2.70 $17.05 $35,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,370 0.48 $24.53 $51,020
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,360 1.40 $24.01 $49,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,120 5.10 $21.56 $44,850
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,260 2.70 $21.15 $44,000
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,260 2.70 $17.05 $35,460
Ship and Boat Building 2,320 1.85 $19.03 $39,570
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 450 1.77 $18.90 $39,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $27.45 $57,100
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $26.91 $55,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $25.73 $53,520
Scheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) $25.31 $52,650
Rail Transportation 120 0.05 $24.62 $51,210


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,720 0.40 1.13 $20.51 $42,660
Texas 4,590 0.43 1.22 $20.85 $43,370
Florida 2,450 0.34 0.95 $18.68 $38,850
Pennsylvania 2,240 0.40 1.13 $21.44 $44,600
Illinois 2,100 0.37 1.05 $21.79 $45,320




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 310 0.68 1.90 $19.17 $39,870
Nebraska 600 0.65 1.83 $19.17 $39,870
Arkansas 740 0.64 1.81 $16.61 $34,540
Mississippi 640 0.60 1.68 $17.07 $35,510
Indiana 1,670 0.60 1.67 $20.97 $43,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 230 0.32 0.90 $26.46 $55,040
Colorado 570 0.26 0.73 $26.41 $54,920
Maryland 710 0.28 0.79 $25.49 $53,030
Virginia 1,180 0.33 0.92 $25.27 $52,560
Connecticut 550 0.34 0.96 $24.29 $50,520





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.51 1.43 $18.35 $38,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 0.90 $22.13 $46,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.77 2.17 $25.98 $54,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.48 1.35 $23.46 $48,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 820 0.48 1.34 $19.16 $39,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 800 0.35 1.00 $21.68 $45,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 740 0.28 0.79 $21.14 $43,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 660 0.36 1.01 $22.04 $45,840
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 610 0.61 1.73 $21.99 $45,740
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.62 1.74 $25.42 $52,880




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 440 4.08 11.48 $19.76 $41,090
Columbus, IN 150 3.31 9.31 $13.37 $27,810
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 250 2.74 7.72 $20.63 $42,900
Longview, TX 230 2.33 6.55 $20.46 $42,550
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 120 1.86 5.24 $23.76 $49,420
Lafayette, IN 110 1.26 3.56 $17.87 $37,160
Gainesville, GA 80 1.11 3.11 $15.77 $32,810
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 60 1.09 3.06 $18.80 $39,090
Wichita, KS 270 0.95 2.66 $21.54 $44,800
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 120 0.91 2.55 $17.50 $36,400