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May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors is part of: NAICS 238300 - Building Finishing Contractors.

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NAICS 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 202,330 0.9% 100.00% $20.50 $23.56 $49,000 0.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 6,980 6.1% 3.45% $43.06 $50.51 $105,070 3.6%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 4,660 8.2% 2.30% $45.10 $52.83 $109,880 4.9%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 160 37.8% 0.08% $66.71 $84.23 $175,190 18.6%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 4,500 8.4% 2.22% $44.75 $51.72 $107,580 5.1%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 90 47.5% 0.05% $42.04 $58.61 $121,900 10.8%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 90 47.5% 0.05% $42.04 $58.61 $121,900 10.8%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail (8) (8) (8) $43.17 $61.77 $128,470 12.6%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 310 19.8% 0.15% $38.32 $46.26 $96,220 6.8%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 60 34.5% 0.03% $38.19 $42.01 $87,390 4.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 120 14.3% 0.06% $49.63 $57.95 $120,540 8.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail (8) (8) (8) $24.18 $35.52 $73,890 19.3%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 1,910 9.5% 0.95% $39.62 $45.18 $93,970 3.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 1,700 9.8% 0.84% $40.90 $46.48 $96,670 3.0%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 210 36.0% 0.11% $34.69 $34.91 $72,620 6.8%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 5,310 7.7% 2.62% $31.57 $34.97 $72,750 3.6%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 4,930 8.0% 2.44% $31.46 $35.02 $72,840 3.8%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 60 21.7% 0.03% $23.61 $25.00 $52,000 5.2%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 4,070 9.1% 2.01% $31.43 $35.38 $73,580 4.5%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 150 34.6% 0.07% $31.28 $30.08 $62,580 6.3%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 150 34.6% 0.07% $31.28 $30.08 $62,580 6.3%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 30 48.3% 0.01% $26.74 $28.62 $59,530 7.3%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 50 28.8% 0.03% $19.83 $21.73 $45,190 9.9%
13-1198 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 550 14.3% 0.27% $34.71 $36.62 $76,180 3.9%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 380 16.2% 0.19% $32.95 $34.40 $71,550 4.2%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 380 16.3% 0.19% $32.97 $34.40 $71,560 4.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 40 47.9% 0.02% $14.59 $21.46 $44,640 12.7%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor 40 47.9% 0.02% $14.59 $21.46 $44,640 12.7%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major (8) (8) (8) $45.18 $45.35 $94,320 4.6%
17-2000 Engineers minor (8) (8) (8) $45.18 $45.35 $94,320 4.6%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) $45.13 $44.29 $92,130 4.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 180 16.0% 0.09% $31.73 $34.01 $70,750 5.7%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 180 16.0% 0.09% $31.73 $34.01 $70,750 5.7%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 150 17.4% 0.07% $33.52 $35.55 $73,950 6.5%
19-5012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians detail 40 31.5% 0.02% $27.97 $28.18 $58,610 2.8%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major (8) (8) (8) $35.42 $44.65 $92,860 26.9%
27-1000 Art and Design Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $35.42 $44.65 $92,860 26.9%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 630 39.2% 0.31% $14.68 $15.23 $31,670 3.4%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 590 41.4% 0.29% $14.58 $14.98 $31,160 3.6%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 590 41.4% 0.29% $14.58 $14.98 $31,160 3.6%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 560 43.7% 0.28% $14.63 $15.06 $31,320 3.7%
37-3010 Grounds Maintenance Workers broad 40 45.7% 0.02% $16.95 $16.98 $35,310 4.3%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 40 45.7% 0.02% $16.95 $16.98 $35,310 4.3%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 2,350 19.1% 1.16% $26.12 $28.03 $58,300 7.7%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 1,420 18.3% 0.70% $28.75 $31.88 $66,300 6.2%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 1,420 18.3% 0.70% $28.75 $31.88 $66,300 6.2%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad (8) (8) (8) $29.91 $32.57 $67,740 11.9%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) $29.90 $32.56 $67,730 11.9%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $13.09 $13.39 $27,840 3.1%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail (8) (8) (8) $13.09 $13.39 $27,840 3.1%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 13,600 5.2% 6.72% $17.79 $19.27 $40,080 2.0%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 620 15.8% 0.31% $27.35 $31.26 $65,010 6.5%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 2,640 11.3% 1.31% $19.91 $20.52 $42,670 3.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 140 37.5% 0.07% $13.62 $15.53 $32,290 11.0%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 2,320 12.6% 1.15% $19.83 $20.57 $42,780 4.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 170 28.3% 0.09% $24.86 $23.71 $49,310 6.2%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 740 32.9% 0.36% $14.78 $15.92 $33,120 6.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 280 33.6% 0.14% $16.35 $17.02 $35,400 3.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) $13.63 $15.29 $31,810 11.2%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 320 46.6% 0.16% $13.42 $15.39 $32,000 12.8%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) $9.34 $13.90 $28,900 17.5%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 70 31.8% 0.04% $18.06 $18.90 $39,320 4.3%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,140 10.2% 1.55% $17.34 $18.45 $38,380 3.5%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 240 29.3% 0.12% $29.21 $28.81 $59,930 5.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,900 10.8% 1.43% $16.76 $17.61 $36,620 3.4%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 6,150 8.7% 3.04% $16.75 $18.54 $38,560 3.2%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 50 35.7% 0.03% $14.79 $15.21 $31,640 5.9%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 50 35.7% 0.03% $14.79 $15.21 $31,640 5.9%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 6,090 8.8% 3.01% $16.76 $18.56 $38,610 3.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 170,460 1.2% 84.25% $19.97 $22.29 $46,360 1.0%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 11,280 5.3% 5.57% $28.26 $30.44 $63,310 1.7%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 152,240 1.4% 75.24% $19.71 $21.95 $45,660 1.1%
47-2020 Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons broad (8) (8) (8) $54.25 $51.85 $107,850 4.9%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail (8) (8) (8) $54.25 $51.85 $107,850 4.9%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 3,200 23.7% 1.58% $22.76 $23.48 $48,830 4.8%
47-2040 Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers broad 50 18.1% 0.02% $20.52 $20.84 $43,350 5.2%
47-2050 Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $21.58 $23.41 $48,690 6.7%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) $21.70 $24.29 $50,530 10.4%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 4,350 12.8% 2.15% $16.84 $18.05 $37,540 3.1%
47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators broad (8) (8) (8) $21.64 $26.92 $56,000 14.9%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail (8) (8) (8) $21.64 $26.92 $56,000 14.9%
47-2080 Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers broad 2,770 16.0% 1.37% $22.45 $23.33 $48,530 4.0%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail 2,410 16.8% 1.19% $21.71 $22.64 $47,100 4.6%
47-2082 Tapers detail 360 29.8% 0.18% $27.44 $27.93 $58,090 4.2%
47-2130 Insulation Workers broad 70 36.9% 0.04% $23.43 $26.07 $54,230 10.3%
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall detail 50 47.5% 0.02% $20.22 $21.28 $44,260 7.3%
47-2140 Painters and Paperhangers broad 140,590 1.8% 69.49% $19.69 $21.96 $45,680 1.1%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 139,600 1.9% 69.00% $19.64 $21.89 $45,530 1.1%
47-2142 Paperhangers detail 990 45.0% 0.49% $25.54 $32.03 $66,620 13.6%
47-2150 Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters broad (8) (8) (8) $17.64 $17.33 $36,050 4.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail (8) (8) (8) $17.70 $17.47 $36,340 4.1%
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons detail (8) (8) (8) $26.56 $28.54 $59,350 7.2%
47-2181 Roofers detail (8) (8) (8) $26.14 $24.85 $51,680 8.6%
47-3010 Helpers, Construction Trades broad 6,060 9.8% 2.99% $14.80 $15.45 $32,140 1.8%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail (8) (8) (8) $17.09 $16.99 $35,350 2.8%
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons detail 5,570 10.3% 2.75% $14.70 $15.43 $32,080 1.9%
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other detail 400 31.6% 0.20% $15.95 $15.49 $32,220 5.6%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 60 40.8% 0.03% $25.52 $26.58 $55,290 13.5%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $34.52 $33.25 $69,150 6.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 680 28.6% 0.33% $22.35 $23.23 $48,320 3.0%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 60 22.7% 0.03% $27.66 $28.38 $59,020 5.3%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 600 31.9% 0.30% $21.96 $22.34 $46,460 3.4%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail (8) (8) (8) $25.87 $25.99 $54,060 4.7%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 210 31.2% 0.10% $20.80 $21.42 $44,550 4.8%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $19.16 $20.18 $41,980 4.6%
49-9096 Riggers detail (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $21.64 $45,010 2.6%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $17.30 $18.76 $39,010 3.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 1,180 26.6% 0.58% $21.41 $23.03 $47,900 6.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $33.23 $33.11 $68,860 8.9%
51-2000 Assemblers and Fabricators minor 80 27.1% 0.04% $12.70 $21.30 $44,300 29.5%
51-2090 Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators broad 80 27.1% 0.04% $12.70 $21.30 $44,300 29.5%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 80 27.8% 0.04% $21.26 $21.61 $44,950 9.2%
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers broad 60 31.1% 0.03% $19.62 $20.30 $42,210 11.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 60 31.1% 0.03% $19.62 $20.30 $42,210 11.5%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 850 28.7% 0.42% $21.09 $22.20 $46,180 6.1%
51-9020 Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers broad 90 39.7% 0.04% $18.98 $21.34 $44,390 7.0%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 46.8% 0.03% $19.38 $22.30 $46,390 7.2%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 120 36.7% 0.06% $26.60 $26.75 $55,630 5.4%
51-9120 Painting Workers broad 550 36.3% 0.27% $21.44 $22.33 $46,440 8.1%
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $15.65 $16.01 $33,300 13.4%
51-9124 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 490 39.6% 0.24% $22.06 $23.11 $48,080 8.4%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad 30 35.8% 0.02% $16.20 $15.73 $32,720 6.4%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 720 15.4% 0.36% $17.39 $18.65 $38,800 3.3%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 220 17.3% 0.11% $17.85 $18.81 $39,120 3.5%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 220 17.3% 0.11% $17.85 $18.81 $39,120 3.5%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 60 27.2% 0.03% $19.32 $20.91 $43,500 7.1%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 150 21.4% 0.07% $17.09 $17.71 $36,830 3.6%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 480 18.8% 0.24% $16.70 $18.35 $38,170 4.6%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 100 47.7% 0.05% $14.25 $15.62 $32,500 7.1%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 380 19.8% 0.19% $17.44 $19.01 $39,540 5.4%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 40 38.0% 0.02% $16.58 $17.02 $35,400 6.9%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 270 26.2% 0.13% $17.16 $18.42 $38,320 7.5%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 70 28.2% 0.03% $21.99 $22.53 $46,850 8.3%


About May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021