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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Industry profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Geographic profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

National estimates for Painters, Construction and Maintenance: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
217,880 1.5 % $ 22.33 $ 46,460 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.60 $ 16.49 $ 20.25 $ 26.73 $ 33.88
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,290 $ 34,300 $ 42,130 $ 55,590 $ 70,470


Industry profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 148,640 18.49 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Residential Building Construction 14,990 1.87 $ 22.51 $ 46,810
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,150 0.76 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Real Estate 5,270 0.32 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,780 0.18 $ 27.32 $ 56,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 148,640 18.49 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Residential Building Construction 14,990 1.87 $ 22.51 $ 46,810
Ship and Boat Building 1,050 0.77 $ 25.38 $ 52,790
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,150 0.76 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,290 0.64 $ 24.91 $ 51,800

Top paying industries for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $ 41.85 $ 87,040
Rail Transportation 130 0.06 $ 35.29 $ 73,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $ 31.83 $ 66,210
General Merchandise Stores (8) (8) $ 31.79 $ 66,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,370 0.06 $ 30.44 $ 63,300


Geographic profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 37,170 2.26 1.44 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Florida 19,010 2.25 1.44 $ 18.12 $ 37,690
Texas 17,760 1.47 0.94 $ 17.90 $ 37,230
New York 12,900 1.48 0.95 $ 27.22 $ 56,620
Washington 8,860 2.77 1.77 $ 24.23 $ 50,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 2,600 3.61 2.31 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Hawaii 1,880 3.28 2.09 $ 27.48 $ 57,160
Washington 8,860 2.77 1.77 $ 24.23 $ 50,390
Maine 1,530 2.67 1.70 $ 22.59 $ 46,990
Nevada 3,260 2.61 1.67 $ 21.84 $ 45,420




Top paying states for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 350 1.20 0.76 $ 29.16 $ 60,650
Illinois 7,920 1.41 0.90 $ 28.73 $ 59,750
Massachusetts 4,620 1.38 0.88 $ 27.92 $ 58,080
District of Columbia 270 0.39 0.25 $ 27.77 $ 57,760
Hawaii 1,880 3.28 2.09 $ 27.48 $ 57,160





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,460 1.52 0.97 $ 28.06 $ 58,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,440 1.96 1.25 $ 26.36 $ 54,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,260 2.44 1.56 $ 17.35 $ 36,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,540 1.50 0.96 $ 29.15 $ 60,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,060 2.60 1.66 $ 33.35 $ 69,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,400 2.76 1.76 $ 24.24 $ 50,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,080 2.03 1.29 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,120 1.95 1.25 $ 20.40 $ 42,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,940 1.30 0.83 $ 22.66 $ 47,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,940 2.64 1.69 $ 21.01 $ 43,700




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 830 9.57 6.11 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,220 8.40 5.36 $ 17.42 $ 36,220
Lake Charles, LA 580 5.65 3.61 $ 26.62 $ 55,370
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,290 4.91 3.14 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
Coeur d'Alene, ID 270 4.44 2.84 $ 18.61 $ 38,710
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 230 4.44 2.83 $ 17.39 $ 36,180
Manhattan, KS 160 4.41 2.82 $ 17.60 $ 36,600
Boise City, ID 1,450 4.35 2.78 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Warner Robins, GA 310 4.30 2.74 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 760 4.18 2.67 $ 21.69 $ 45,120