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May 2021 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 201,680 0.0% 100.00% $22.08 $23.63 $49,150 0.7%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 8,300 4.8% 4.11% $37.18 $42.70 $88,810 2.3%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 5,440 6.4% 2.70% $36.24 $42.31 $88,010 2.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 90 33.1% 0.05% $48.16 $62.35 $129,690 22.5%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 5,350 6.4% 2.65% $36.01 $41.97 $87,290 2.9%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 370 44.0% 0.18% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 370 44.0% 0.18% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 90 39.2% 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 300 21.7% 0.15% $38.54 $44.03 $91,590 7.2%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 170 40.7% 0.08% $38.54 $38.65 $80,390 6.7%
11-3012 Administrative Services Managers detail 170 41.6% 0.08% $38.54 $38.85 $80,800 7.3%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 70 18.4% 0.03% $49.32 $63.41 $131,880 5.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 30 28.5% 0.02% $30.07 $31.85 $66,240 9.5%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 2,180 6.9% 1.08% $39.91 $46.30 $96,300 2.3%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 2,000 7.4% 0.99% $39.57 $45.45 $94,530 2.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 190 20.0% 0.09% $47.06 $55.37 $115,180 8.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 6,250 9.2% 3.10% $29.43 $32.68 $67,980 3.9%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 5,560 8.8% 2.76% $29.42 $31.97 $66,510 3.7%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 40 29.9% 0.02% $30.37 $30.78 $64,020 10.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 3,820 9.3% 1.90% $29.46 $32.00 $66,560 2.1%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 140 30.0% 0.07% $23.76 $26.82 $55,780 5.2%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 140 30.0% 0.07% $23.76 $26.82 $55,780 5.2%
13-1080 Logisticians and Project Management Specialists broad 1,140 14.7% 0.57% $29.42 $32.16 $66,890 4.4%
13-1082 Project Management Specialists detail 1,130 14.8% 0.56% $29.42 $32.19 $66,960 4.4%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 50 41.5% 0.03% $30.51 $30.92 $64,320 6.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 80 47.5% 0.04% $29.25 $34.35 $71,440 26.6%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 690 18.5% 0.34% $30.85 $38.42 $79,920 6.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 640 17.6% 0.32% $30.60 $36.36 $75,630 6.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 80 33.6% 0.04% $38.41 $34.57 $71,910 16.1%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor 80 33.6% 0.04% $38.41 $34.57 $71,910 16.1%
15-1230 Computer Support Specialists broad 50 38.3% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 50 38.3% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 50 40.4% 0.03% $29.25 $32.23 $67,040 15.7%
17-2000 Engineers minor 50 40.4% 0.03% $29.25 $32.23 $67,040 15.7%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 90 15.2% 0.04% $29.36 $31.35 $65,200 4.6%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 90 15.2% 0.04% $29.36 $31.35 $65,200 4.6%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 80 17.0% 0.04% $29.72 $31.89 $66,330 4.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1020 Designers broad (8) (8) (8) $31.97 $34.12 $70,960 17.4%
27-1025 Interior Designers detail (8) (8) (8) $31.97 $34.12 $70,960 17.4%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 570 14.4% 0.28% $14.55 $15.83 $32,930 2.6%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 480 13.7% 0.24% $14.54 $15.80 $32,860 3.0%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 480 13.7% 0.24% $14.54 $15.80 $32,860 3.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 470 13.8% 0.23% $14.54 $15.85 $32,960 3.1%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 2,410 11.6% 1.19% $25.89 $29.55 $61,460 4.7%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 60 42.6% 0.03% $11.80 $12.58 $26,170 24.9%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 2,230 12.2% 1.10% $27.77 $30.41 $63,250 4.7%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 2,220 12.2% 1.10% $27.79 $30.42 $63,280 4.7%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 70 31.4% 0.04% $29.39 $23.55 $48,990 18.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 70 32.0% 0.03% $23.71 $22.87 $47,570 19.3%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 12,370 4.3% 6.13% $18.89 $20.38 $42,380 0.9%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 570 8.9% 0.28% $32.91 $32.08 $66,730 3.9%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 2,660 10.6% 1.32% $19.60 $20.75 $43,170 2.0%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 120 41.0% 0.06% $15.51 $18.28 $38,030 6.3%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 2,250 12.0% 1.11% $19.39 $20.71 $43,070 2.7%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 290 15.6% 0.14% $23.10 $22.13 $46,040 4.8%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 530 13.6% 0.26% $17.00 $16.87 $35,090 3.1%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 180 28.3% 0.09% $18.23 $20.40 $42,430 6.0%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 300 13.1% 0.15% $14.40 $14.90 $30,990 3.3%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 170 38.3% 0.08% $22.55 $24.13 $50,200 18.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) $28.90 $27.50 $57,200 26.9%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 70 29.3% 0.03% $17.74 $18.78 $39,060 5.3%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 2,790 7.9% 1.38% $18.57 $19.51 $40,580 1.7%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 190 29.1% 0.09% $23.17 $26.05 $54,190 8.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,600 9.0% 1.29% $18.21 $19.03 $39,580 1.8%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 5,650 6.1% 2.80% $18.38 $19.66 $40,900 1.6%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $12.37 $12.65 $26,320 9.0%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail (8) (8) (8) $12.37 $12.65 $26,320 9.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 5,580 6.0% 2.77% $18.45 $19.72 $41,020 1.7%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 168,520 0.6% 83.56% $21.54 $22.47 $46,740 0.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 12,640 3.9% 6.27% $28.49 $29.48 $61,310 1.2%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 149,770 0.8% 74.26% $21.02 $22.12 $46,000 0.7%
47-2020 Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons broad (8) (8) (8) $50.16 $48.63 $101,140 20.5%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail (8) (8) (8) $50.16 $48.63 $101,140 20.5%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 1,760 19.3% 0.87% $23.38 $25.98 $54,040 6.8%
47-2040 Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers broad 190 30.2% 0.10% $22.71 $22.27 $46,320 7.2%
47-2041 Carpet Installers detail (8) (8) (8) $18.26 $19.02 $39,550 10.2%
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles detail (8) (8) (8) $19.83 $20.62 $42,880 17.0%
47-2050 Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $36.51 $33.59 $69,860 10.8%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) $36.51 $33.59 $69,860 10.8%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 3,650 8.8% 1.81% $17.52 $18.37 $38,200 1.9%
47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators broad 50 36.5% 0.03% $23.11 $29.95 $62,300 15.8%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 50 36.5% 0.03% $23.11 $29.95 $62,300 15.8%
47-2080 Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers broad 3,220 25.1% 1.59% $18.26 $21.37 $44,450 16.5%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail 2,880 27.7% 1.43% $15.98 $20.77 $43,200 19.3%
47-2082 Tapers detail 340 19.1% 0.17% $23.37 $26.45 $55,010 5.5%
47-2111 Electricians detail (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $20.68 $43,020 3.0%
47-2121 Glaziers detail 80 42.7% 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2130 Insulation Workers broad 140 43.1% 0.07% $22.04 $21.61 $44,940 8.0%
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall detail (8) (8) (8) $18.76 $21.35 $44,410 11.7%
47-2140 Painters and Paperhangers broad 139,860 1.0% 69.35% $21.23 $22.17 $46,120 0.8%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 139,200 1.0% 69.02% $21.17 $22.13 $46,030 0.8%
47-2142 Paperhangers detail 660 20.2% 0.33% $29.05 $30.91 $64,290 7.3%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers detail 80 40.1% 0.04% $29.02 $29.84 $62,060 10.2%
47-3010 Helpers, Construction Trades broad 5,880 10.3% 2.92% $15.02 $16.26 $33,820 1.5%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail 120 33.3% 0.06% $14.53 $15.02 $31,240 3.0%
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons detail 5,720 10.9% 2.84% $15.02 $16.28 $33,870 1.6%
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $18.12 $16.61 $34,550 9.5%
47-4000 Other Construction and Related Workers minor 220 16.6% 0.11% $23.17 $26.58 $55,290 4.0%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 70 15.8% 0.03% $24.00 $32.21 $67,000 8.4%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $28.29 $28.64 $59,570 8.3%
47-4090 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers broad 100 23.0% 0.05% $23.17 $21.59 $44,900 5.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 690 14.0% 0.34% $22.42 $24.27 $50,490 5.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 30 18.6% 0.02% $38.13 $38.02 $79,090 4.6%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 170 12.0% 0.08% $32.69 $34.83 $72,440 6.3%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 90 12.1% 0.04% $29.62 $32.25 $67,090 1.6%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 80 25.0% 0.04% $37.72 $38.98 $81,080 13.4%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 480 19.7% 0.24% $18.63 $19.62 $40,810 6.8%
49-9040 Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers broad 40 23.7% 0.02% $18.39 $19.62 $40,800 7.8%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 40 29.6% 0.02% $16.98 $18.86 $39,230 9.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 330 26.2% 0.16% $18.31 $19.14 $39,820 9.2%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 100 40.2% 0.05% $18.75 $20.78 $43,230 6.3%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $17.81 $19.59 $40,750 10.0%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 1,140 21.8% 0.56% $23.32 $24.16 $50,250 3.9%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 210 37.2% 0.10% $31.25 $32.20 $66,980 3.9%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 40 33.8% 0.02% $18.95 $20.44 $42,520 7.8%
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers broad 40 30.7% 0.02% $18.94 $20.46 $42,550 7.3%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 40 30.7% 0.02% $18.94 $20.46 $42,550 7.3%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 860 21.8% 0.42% $19.76 $22.20 $46,180 5.1%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 110 24.8% 0.05% $26.15 $24.92 $51,830 9.9%
51-9120 Painting Workers broad 590 23.8% 0.29% $22.81 $22.45 $46,700 7.3%
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $24.66 $25.37 $52,760 20.4%
51-9124 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 390 21.5% 0.19% $19.14 $20.90 $43,480 5.6%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $19.16 $19.61 $40,780 4.3%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $19.16 $19.88 $41,350 5.1%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 780 12.8% 0.39% $18.32 $20.14 $41,900 4.6%
53-1040 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers broad 40 22.5% 0.02% $23.66 $24.30 $50,540 3.5%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 40 22.5% 0.02% $23.66 $24.30 $50,540 3.5%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 310 16.6% 0.15% $19.76 $22.60 $47,010 8.4%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 310 16.6% 0.15% $19.76 $22.60 $47,010 8.4%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 120 23.7% 0.06% $23.38 $28.59 $59,460 10.6%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 180 21.3% 0.09% $18.31 $18.76 $39,020 8.0%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 430 20.1% 0.21% $16.09 $17.93 $37,290 4.6%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 90 31.1% 0.04% $14.98 $17.72 $36,850 11.4%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 340 25.8% 0.17% $16.09 $17.88 $37,190 5.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 280 29.5% 0.14% $15.41 $17.11 $35,590 5.1%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 40 31.1% 0.02% $22.66 $23.21 $48,290 11.7%


About May 2021 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, 2022