Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
49,950 2.2 % $21.43 $44,580 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.37 $15.44 $19.60 $26.23 $33.16
Annual Wage (2) $25,730 $32,120 $40,770 $54,570 $68,970


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 23,390 2.72 $21.77 $45,270
Automobile Dealers 4,210 0.36 $22.73 $47,280
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,260 2.34 $17.34 $36,070
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,980 1.57 $23.93 $49,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,830 0.58 $25.55 $53,140

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 1,250 4.95 $22.98 $47,800
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 23,390 2.72 $21.77 $45,270
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,260 2.34 $17.34 $36,070
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.78 $19.84 $41,260
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,980 1.57 $23.93 $49,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $28.69 $59,670
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $26.45 $55,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,830 0.58 $25.55 $53,140
Spectator Sports 70 0.05 $24.66 $51,290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 80 0.01 $23.99 $49,900


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 6,800 0.45 1.22 $21.16 $44,010
Texas 4,990 0.44 1.20 $20.80 $43,260
Ohio 2,540 0.49 1.32 $21.01 $43,700
Florida 2,510 0.33 0.89 $18.25 $37,960
Illinois 2,130 0.37 1.00 $23.16 $48,180



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 340 0.74 1.99 $19.26 $40,060
Washington 2,110 0.73 1.97 $25.02 $52,030
Arkansas 780 0.67 1.82 $17.00 $35,350
Nebraska 620 0.65 1.77 $19.92 $41,440
Indiana 1,800 0.62 1.68 $22.04 $45,830



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 580 0.35 0.96 $25.88 $53,820
Virginia 1,380 0.38 1.03 $25.84 $53,750
Colorado 680 0.29 0.78 $25.73 $53,510
Washington 2,110 0.73 1.97 $25.02 $52,030
Wyoming 60 0.22 0.59 $24.88 $51,760




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 2,220 0.55 1.48 $19.57 $40,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.96 2.59 $27.45 $57,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,200 0.42 1.14 $20.39 $42,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.31 0.83 $24.30 $50,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.45 1.21 $21.90 $45,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 710 0.55 1.48 $25.34 $52,710
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 680 0.52 1.40 $20.00 $41,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.43 1.17 $21.42 $44,550
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.61 1.66 $25.70 $53,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.34 0.91 $23.09 $48,020



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 300 2.99 8.09 (8) (8)
Evansville, IN-KY 510 2.96 8.01 $24.07 $50,060
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 350 2.94 7.95 $19.66 $40,890
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 250 2.72 7.36 (8) (8)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 110 2.49 6.73 $19.02 $39,560
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 150 2.37 6.40 $23.88 $49,670
San Angelo, TX 100 2.29 6.19 $21.05 $43,790
Amarillo, TX 220 2.00 5.40 $15.63 $32,520
Grand Junction, CO 90 1.57 4.24 $19.80 $41,190
Gainesville, GA 110 1.44 3.89 $15.55 $32,340