Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
46,770 2.0 % $21.12 $43,930 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.36 $15.30 $19.05 $25.81 $33.12
Annual Wage (2) $25,710 $31,810 $39,610 $53,690 $68,890


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 22,680 2.71 $21.19 $44,070
Automobile Dealers 4,400 0.39 $22.76 $47,330
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,240 2.45 $16.97 $35,300
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,630 0.52 $25.10 $52,200
Ship and Boat Building 2,280 1.74 $19.83 $41,250

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 1,210 5.11 $22.03 $45,820
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,680 2.71 $21.19 $44,070
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,240 2.45 $16.97 $35,300
Ship and Boat Building 2,280 1.74 $19.83 $41,250
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 370 1.33 $20.79 $43,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 230 (7) $27.87 $57,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $26.86 $55,870
Spectator Sports 60 0.04 $26.70 $55,540
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,630 0.52 $25.10 $52,200
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,090 1.17 $24.34 $50,630


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 6,310 0.43 1.22 $20.39 $42,400
Texas 4,510 0.41 1.17 $21.15 $43,990
Florida 2,320 0.31 0.88 $18.69 $38,870
Illinois 2,200 0.39 1.09 $21.89 $45,530
Pennsylvania 1,990 0.35 1.00 $22.30 $46,380




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 300 0.66 1.88 $18.38 $38,230
Washington 1,830 0.65 1.84 $24.64 $51,250
Indiana 1,780 0.62 1.77 $21.31 $44,330
Arkansas 700 0.61 1.72 $16.36 $34,030
Nebraska 560 0.60 1.71 $20.37 $42,370




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 180 0.26 0.73 $28.29 $58,850
Virginia 1,310 0.36 1.02 $26.51 $55,140
Connecticut 600 0.37 1.04 $26.07 $54,230
Colorado 600 0.26 0.74 $24.75 $51,480
Washington 1,830 0.65 1.84 $24.64 $51,250





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 2,050 0.52 1.46 $19.09 $39,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.87 2.47 $26.41 $54,930
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.29 0.83 $22.26 $46,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.37 1.05 $20.60 $42,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 990 0.46 1.30 $23.94 $49,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 730 0.32 0.90 $20.84 $43,340
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.66 1.88 $24.19 $50,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 640 0.49 1.40 $18.95 $39,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 610 0.34 0.98 $16.24 $33,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 600 0.33 0.93 $23.05 $47,950




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 360 3.73 10.56 $22.88 $47,590
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 370 3.25 9.22 $21.50 $44,720
Evansville, IN-KY 490 2.87 8.13 (8) (8)
Longview, TX 150 1.53 4.35 $21.97 $45,700
Grand Junction, CO 80 1.42 4.03 $18.53 $38,540
Gainesville, GA 100 1.38 3.92 $15.09 $31,390
Lafayette, IN 100 1.17 3.32 $17.63 $36,660
Dubuque, IA 60 1.00 2.83 $19.00 $39,510
Brunswick, GA 40 0.94 2.67 $18.93 $39,360
Wichita, KS 260 0.93 2.63 $21.63 $44,990