Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency. Excludes "Paperhangers" (47-2142).


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)
204,600 1.2 % $19.13 $39,780 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.41 $13.91 $17.29 $22.73 $29.85
Annual Wage (2) $23,730 $28,920 $35,950 $47,270 $62,090


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)
Building Finishing Contractors 134,540 19.35 $18.62 $38,730
Residential Building Construction 12,220 1.90 $18.24 $37,940
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,240 0.90 $18.41 $38,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,990 0.09 $24.97 $51,930
Employment Services 4,030 0.12 $18.17 $37,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 134,540 19.35 $18.62 $38,730
Residential Building Construction 12,220 1.90 $18.24 $37,940
Ship and Boat Building 1,760 1.31 $21.31 $44,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,240 0.90 $18.41 $38,290
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,180 0.71 $22.60 $47,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $33.86 $70,440
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 30 0.02 $29.24 $60,820
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services (8) (8) $29.07 $60,470
Postal Service 50 0.01 $27.73 $57,670
Beverage Manufacturing 40 0.02 $27.08 $56,320


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 30,810 2.04 1.35 $21.81 $45,370
Texas 18,410 1.64 1.08 $15.60 $32,450
Florida 15,420 2.01 1.33 $15.43 $32,100
New York 12,470 1.42 0.94 $24.45 $50,850
Washington 8,120 2.80 1.85 $20.35 $42,330



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)
Louisiana 6,110 3.19 2.11 $17.06 $35,490
Hawaii 1,720 2.81 1.86 $24.63 $51,220
Washington 8,120 2.80 1.85 $20.35 $42,330
Nevada 3,020 2.54 1.68 $22.37 $46,540
Utah 2,720 2.12 1.40 $16.59 $34,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 7,380 1.28 0.84 $27.41 $57,020
Hawaii 1,720 2.81 1.86 $24.63 $51,220
Missouri 3,760 1.41 0.93 $24.47 $50,910
New York 12,470 1.42 0.94 $24.45 $50,850
Alaska 440 1.36 0.90 $24.10 $50,140




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,660 1.42 0.94 $24.53 $51,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,950 2.09 1.38 $16.07 $33,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,920 1.46 0.96 $21.83 $45,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,120 1.36 0.90 $30.14 $62,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,290 2.87 1.90 $21.14 $43,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,670 2.47 1.63 $19.24 $40,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,590 1.97 1.30 $17.42 $36,230
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,590 2.72 1.79 $21.37 $44,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,470 1.46 0.96 $19.22 $39,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,970 2.37 1.57 $21.10 $43,890