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May 2019 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) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 212,260 0.9% 100.00% $19.48 $22.56 $46,930 0.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 7,310 6.6% 3.45% $40.78 $49.19 $102,320 3.0%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 4,490 6.8% 2.12% $41.53 $50.67 $105,400 3.9%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 180 32.8% 0.08% $64.39 $82.36 $171,310 13.2%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 4,310 7.0% 2.03% $41.09 $49.35 $102,640 4.0%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 70 26.2% 0.03% $49.27 $64.50 $134,160 11.6%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 70 26.2% 0.03% $49.27 $64.50 $134,160 11.6%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 60 30.3% 0.03% $54.83 $70.54 $146,730 14.4%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 410 22.9% 0.19% $47.17 $54.60 $113,570 9.8%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad (8) (8) (8) $68.35 $57.23 $119,030 17.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 160 23.2% 0.08% $50.47 $63.54 $132,160 9.4%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 2,350 13.4% 1.11% $38.87 $44.96 $93,520 4.3%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 2,160 14.6% 1.02% $40.11 $46.03 $95,750 4.6%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 190 35.8% 0.09% $32.38 $32.84 $68,310 5.6%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 5,080 6.4% 2.40% $30.36 $33.82 $70,350 2.8%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 4,640 6.6% 2.18% $30.10 $33.69 $70,070 3.0%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 100 30.3% 0.05% $28.93 $29.11 $60,560 6.1%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 3,870 7.4% 1.82% $30.14 $34.24 $71,220 3.5%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 130 30.8% 0.06% $30.02 $29.71 $61,800 5.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 130 30.8% 0.06% $30.02 $29.71 $61,800 5.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) $22.95 $25.29 $52,610 10.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 110 42.7% 0.05% $19.62 $22.18 $46,140 13.2%
13-1198 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 370 16.3% 0.17% $33.52 $35.08 $72,960 5.6%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 450 16.0% 0.21% $33.67 $35.23 $73,270 4.2%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 450 16.0% 0.21% $33.62 $35.19 $73,200 4.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major (8) (8) (8) $18.07 $24.40 $50,740 12.4%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor (8) (8) (8) $18.07 $24.40 $50,740 12.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 110 41.8% 0.05% $40.29 $39.86 $82,910 5.9%
17-2000 Engineers minor 90 49.9% 0.04% $42.02 $40.69 $84,640 6.1%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) $44.45 $43.86 $91,220 4.0%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 160 20.7% 0.08% $32.15 $33.67 $70,030 5.7%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 160 20.7% 0.08% $32.15 $33.67 $70,030 5.7%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 130 24.5% 0.06% $33.52 $34.50 $71,770 6.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1000 Art and Design Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $29.22 $33.15 $68,950 17.1%
27-1020 Designers broad (8) (8) (8) $28.83 $28.88 $60,070 5.5%
27-1025 Interior Designers detail (8) (8) (8) $28.90 $29.10 $60,520 5.4%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 380 22.2% 0.18% $13.81 $15.04 $31,290 3.1%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 300 20.0% 0.14% $13.24 $14.64 $30,460 3.8%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 300 20.0% 0.14% $13.24 $14.64 $30,460 3.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 220 23.2% 0.10% $13.65 $15.18 $31,580 3.6%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 60 37.5% 0.03% $12.14 $11.85 $24,650 7.3%
37-3010 Grounds Maintenance Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $15.26 $16.52 $34,370 3.2%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $15.26 $16.52 $34,370 3.2%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 2,450 17.7% 1.15% $23.79 $26.94 $56,040 6.8%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 1,550 20.0% 0.73% $26.90 $30.38 $63,190 5.5%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 1,550 20.0% 0.73% $26.90 $30.38 $63,190 5.5%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 260 39.8% 0.12% $28.29 $31.61 $65,750 11.7%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 260 39.8% 0.12% $28.29 $31.61 $65,750 11.7%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $12.56 $12.67 $26,360 3.2%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail (8) (8) (8) $12.56 $12.67 $26,360 3.2%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 14,360 4.9% 6.77% $17.21 $18.47 $38,420 1.6%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 660 13.7% 0.31% $26.07 $28.86 $60,030 6.1%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 2,640 12.5% 1.24% $19.91 $20.51 $42,660 3.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) $21.26 $18.42 $38,310 17.3%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 2,250 14.0% 1.06% $19.54 $20.54 $42,720 4.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 210 24.8% 0.10% $22.25 $22.13 $46,030 7.3%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 1,040 21.6% 0.49% $14.82 $15.95 $33,170 5.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 560 32.3% 0.26% $15.48 $16.65 $34,640 5.6%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 430 31.1% 0.20% $13.46 $14.99 $31,180 10.7%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 310 37.6% 0.15% $17.01 $17.24 $35,860 12.3%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad (8) (8) (8) $26.57 $27.44 $57,080 7.6%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail (8) (8) (8) $26.57 $27.44 $57,080 7.6%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 60 29.6% 0.03% $19.84 $19.94 $41,470 5.0%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,300 9.0% 1.55% $17.00 $17.92 $37,280 2.9%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 250 25.4% 0.12% $26.88 $27.30 $56,770 4.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 3,050 9.5% 1.44% $16.48 $17.16 $35,700 2.9%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 6,410 7.4% 3.02% $16.11 $17.32 $36,030 2.2%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 40 39.9% 0.02% $14.16 $14.02 $29,170 4.8%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 40 39.9% 0.02% $14.16 $14.02 $29,170 4.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 6,360 7.5% 3.00% $16.11 $17.32 $36,030 2.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 179,650 1.1% 84.64% $19.12 $21.39 $44,490 1.0%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 11,270 5.4% 5.31% $27.30 $29.45 $61,250 1.6%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 161,130 1.3% 75.91% $18.93 $21.08 $43,850 1.1%
47-2020 Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons broad (8) (8) (8) $52.95 $50.65 $105,360 4.6%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail (8) (8) (8) $52.95 $50.65 $105,360 4.6%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 3,550 24.9% 1.67% $22.73 $25.00 $51,990 8.8%
47-2040 Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers broad 70 36.2% 0.03% $20.95 $22.09 $45,950 4.0%
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers detail 30 33.6% 0.01% $19.52 $20.65 $42,940 7.1%
47-2050 Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Workers broad 180 46.2% 0.09% $21.48 $22.87 $47,570 6.0%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) $20.29 $22.93 $47,690 9.7%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 4,280 13.8% 2.02% $15.73 $17.23 $35,850 3.8%
47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators broad 270 47.2% 0.13% $43.03 $39.12 $81,360 9.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 110 46.1% 0.05% $30.33 $33.65 $70,000 19.1%
47-2080 Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers broad 2,950 16.0% 1.39% $21.99 $22.98 $47,800 3.1%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail 2,590 16.1% 1.22% $21.34 $22.27 $46,320 3.6%
47-2082 Tapers detail 360 28.3% 0.17% $27.47 $28.11 $58,470 5.0%
47-2130 Insulation Workers broad 100 33.7% 0.05% $22.09 $23.08 $48,010 7.8%
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall detail 80 30.0% 0.04% $20.92 $20.93 $43,530 6.1%
47-2140 Painters and Paperhangers broad 148,670 1.6% 70.04% $18.85 $20.98 $43,630 1.0%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 147,290 1.7% 69.39% $18.82 $20.93 $43,540 1.0%
47-2142 Paperhangers detail 1,380 35.6% 0.65% $22.08 $25.29 $52,600 8.9%
47-2150 Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters broad (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $16.34 $33,980 5.9%
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons detail (8) (8) (8) $26.83 $28.15 $58,560 7.1%
47-2181 Roofers detail 120 49.6% 0.05% $23.34 $23.08 $48,010 7.5%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers detail 370 44.6% 0.17% $20.65 $21.23 $44,170 6.1%
47-3010 Helpers, Construction Trades broad 6,770 10.7% 3.19% $14.66 $15.35 $31,920 2.0%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail (8) (8) (8) $16.20 $15.13 $31,480 9.3%
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons detail 6,340 11.0% 2.99% $14.58 $15.35 $31,920 2.1%
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $15.74 $15.35 $31,930 7.0%
47-4000 Other Construction and Related Workers minor 430 30.9% 0.20% $19.21 $21.18 $44,050 6.9%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail (8) (8) (8) $19.41 $23.07 $47,990 10.5%
47-4031 Fence Erectors detail (8) (8) (8) $16.25 $16.42 $34,150 8.7%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $32.45 $30.07 $62,540 10.4%
47-4090 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $19.63 $18.95 $39,430 8.4%
47-5000 Extraction Workers minor 40 26.7% 0.02% $18.45 $19.31 $40,160 3.6%
47-5097 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters detail 30 29.0% 0.02% $18.15 $18.77 $39,040 3.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 540 21.6% 0.25% $21.28 $22.56 $46,920 3.3%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 70 28.2% 0.03% $26.30 $27.45 $57,100 5.4%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 40 39.8% 0.02% $28.39 $29.50 $61,370 8.8%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 40 39.8% 0.02% $28.39 $29.50 $61,370 8.8%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 450 24.8% 0.21% $20.36 $21.04 $43,760 3.1%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail (8) (8) (8) $24.23 $24.65 $51,270 5.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 260 28.5% 0.12% $20.27 $21.20 $44,100 3.4%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $17.33 $18.78 $39,050 5.1%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 1,180 19.2% 0.55% $19.41 $21.13 $43,950 5.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 100 37.6% 0.05% $33.47 $33.24 $69,140 8.3%
51-2000 Assemblers and Fabricators minor 90 21.9% 0.04% $21.07 $19.94 $41,470 6.7%
51-2090 Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators broad (8) (8) (8) $12.03 $18.02 $37,480 6.3%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 40 48.3% 0.02% $21.38 $22.60 $47,010 8.8%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 880 22.4% 0.42% $18.97 $20.25 $42,120 4.9%
51-9020 Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers broad 70 37.1% 0.03% $18.64 $21.73 $45,190 6.0%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 37.1% 0.03% $18.64 $21.73 $45,190 6.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 90 32.3% 0.04% $23.62 $23.09 $48,020 9.1%
51-9120 Painting Workers broad 690 27.3% 0.32% $18.93 $20.00 $41,600 5.5%
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $16.25 $16.66 $34,660 6.1%
51-9124 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 590 28.3% 0.28% $19.37 $20.55 $42,750 6.2%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad 30 38.6% 0.02% $15.38 $14.82 $30,830 5.3%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 710 18.8% 0.33% $17.33 $18.59 $38,660 3.7%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 210 23.8% 0.10% $18.46 $19.75 $41,070 4.2%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 210 23.8% 0.10% $18.46 $19.75 $41,070 4.2%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 60 24.7% 0.03% $18.98 $21.82 $45,380 6.6%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 150 33.2% 0.07% $18.21 $18.85 $39,200 6.7%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 480 24.8% 0.23% $16.28 $17.81 $37,040 4.7%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 460 26.0% 0.22% $16.22 $17.63 $36,670 4.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 360 32.6% 0.17% $15.71 $16.74 $34,820 5.5%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 80 26.1% 0.04% $20.88 $22.23 $46,250 7.3%


About May 2019 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.

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020