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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
55,710 3.3 % $22.34 $46,460 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.14 $16.09 $20.33 $26.26 $34.06
Annual Wage (2) $27,320 $33,460 $42,280 $54,610 $70,840


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 26,840 2.89 $22.89 $47,610
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,010 3.71 $18.59 $38,670
Automobile Dealers 3,130 0.24 $22.51 $46,820
Ship and Boat Building 3,120 2.29 $22.56 $46,930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,880 0.59 $27.64 $57,490

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 800 3.77 $22.55 $46,900
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,010 3.71 $18.59 $38,670
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 26,840 2.89 $22.89 $47,610
Ship and Boat Building 3,120 2.29 $22.56 $46,930
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 510 1.52 $20.64 $42,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $31.69 $65,900
Rail Transportation 50 0.02 $29.88 $62,150
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 210 0.05 $29.66 $61,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,880 0.59 $27.64 $57,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $25.67 $53,390


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 6,710 0.39 1.03 $21.53 $44,780
Texas 5,760 0.48 1.23 $21.39 $44,490
Florida 3,150 0.37 0.95 $20.67 $42,990
Illinois 2,200 0.37 0.95 $22.99 $47,830
Washington 2,200 0.67 1.75 $28.17 $58,600




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 440 0.90 2.35 $23.31 $48,490
Mississippi 990 0.88 2.28 $25.16 $52,330
Washington 2,200 0.67 1.75 $28.17 $58,600
Maine 400 0.65 1.70 $19.75 $41,080
Idaho 380 0.54 1.40 $19.57 $40,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,200 0.67 1.75 $28.17 $58,600
New Hampshire 90 0.13 0.34 $28.03 $58,290
Connecticut 380 0.23 0.59 $27.56 $57,330
Virginia 1,980 0.52 1.34 $26.58 $55,290
Alaska 50 0.15 0.38 $26.58 $55,280





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-Anaheim, CA 2,810 0.46 1.19 $19.44 $40,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,790 0.19 0.49 $23.72 $49,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,630 0.35 0.91 $23.58 $49,050
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,580 0.79 2.06 $29.54 $61,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.45 1.18 $21.38 $44,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,300 0.36 0.95 $22.49 $46,790
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 920 1.22 3.18 $25.00 $52,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 910 0.35 0.91 $20.44 $42,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 800 0.28 0.73 $24.05 $50,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 760 0.28 0.74 $26.66 $55,450




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)
Texarkana, TX-AR 240 4.38 11.38 $21.74 $45,220
Grand Junction, CO 130 2.04 5.30 $18.05 $37,540
Warner Robins, GA 130 1.83 4.76 $23.40 $48,680
Lafayette, LA 290 1.50 3.90 $23.90 $49,710
St. Cloud, MN 150 1.47 3.83 $20.83 $43,320
Springfield, OH 70 1.46 3.79 $22.30 $46,380
Logan, UT-ID 80 1.46 3.79 $13.16 $27,370
Longview, TX 120 1.31 3.40 $20.14 $41,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 920 1.22 3.18 $25.00 $52,010
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 1.10 2.86 $20.63 $42,920