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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
228,420 1.2 % $20.70 $43,050 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.48 $15.28 $18.72 $24.78 $31.15
Annual Wage (2) $25,970 $31,790 $38,940 $51,530 $64,790


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 153,350 18.84 $20.15 $41,910
Residential Building Construction 16,490 2.12 $20.37 $42,380
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,840 0.85 $21.79 $45,330
Real Estate 5,270 0.33 $19.94 $41,470
Employment Services 4,240 0.12 $17.84 $37,110

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 153,350 18.84 $20.15 $41,910
Residential Building Construction 16,490 2.12 $20.37 $42,380
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,840 0.85 $21.79 $45,330
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,730 0.80 $24.13 $50,200
Ship and Boat Building 1,050 0.77 $23.92 $49,750

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 100 0.03 $33.31 $69,290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 200 0.04 $30.88 $64,220
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $30.78 $64,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $29.54 $61,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,730 0.07 $28.86 $60,030


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 37,330 2.19 1.39 $23.63 $49,150
Texas 20,590 1.70 1.08 $17.18 $35,740
Florida 17,770 2.06 1.31 $16.91 $35,170
New York 14,300 1.52 0.97 $24.03 $49,980
Washington 10,000 3.07 1.94 $20.65 $42,950




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)
Washington 10,000 3.07 1.94 $20.65 $42,950
Hawaii 1,850 2.89 1.83 $26.44 $54,990
Louisiana 5,430 2.84 1.80 $20.94 $43,560
Nevada 3,560 2.65 1.68 $21.85 $45,460
Idaho 1,860 2.63 1.67 $16.93 $35,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 370 1.17 0.74 $26.81 $55,760
New Jersey 4,420 1.09 0.69 $26.53 $55,180
Hawaii 1,850 2.89 1.83 $26.44 $54,990
District of Columbia 440 0.62 0.39 $26.03 $54,150
Illinois 8,850 1.48 0.94 $25.03 $52,060





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,720 1.44 0.91 $25.33 $52,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,640 1.90 1.21 $23.23 $48,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,150 2.73 1.73 $17.28 $35,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,310 1.58 1.00 $25.29 $52,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,360 2.63 1.67 $29.17 $60,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,290 3.17 2.01 $20.51 $42,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,980 1.92 1.22 $16.32 $33,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,600 1.47 0.93 $19.66 $40,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,300 1.20 0.76 $16.88 $35,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,910 1.90 1.21 $19.01 $39,540