Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
217,280 1.2 % $19.96 $41,510 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.95 $14.51 $18.06 $23.85 $30.61
Annual Wage (2) $24,860 $30,190 $37,570 $49,610 $63,670


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 143,890 18.78 $19.36 $40,270
Residential Building Construction 14,900 2.08 $19.30 $40,140
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,710 0.89 $20.28 $42,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,690 0.09 $26.70 $55,540
Employment Services 4,030 0.11 $17.50 $36,400

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 143,890 18.78 $19.36 $40,270
Residential Building Construction 14,900 2.08 $19.30 $40,140
Ship and Boat Building 1,380 1.02 $21.34 $44,380
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,710 0.89 $20.28 $42,190
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,810 0.86 $22.99 $47,820

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 90 0.02 $36.17 $75,220
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,080 0.26 $34.03 $70,790
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $30.37 $63,160
Beverage Manufacturing 30 0.01 $30.16 $62,730
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 $29.43 $61,200


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 35,210 2.21 1.42 $22.88 $47,590
Texas 18,740 1.60 1.03 $16.85 $35,040
Florida 17,700 2.15 1.39 $15.53 $32,290
New York 13,360 1.47 0.95 $24.53 $51,020
Washington 9,100 2.97 1.92 $20.61 $42,870




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)
Hawaii 2,050 3.25 2.10 $26.00 $54,090
Washington 9,100 2.97 1.92 $20.61 $42,870
Louisiana 4,930 2.57 1.66 $18.35 $38,160
Maine 1,460 2.45 1.58 $19.51 $40,570
Idaho 1,620 2.44 1.58 $15.49 $32,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 380 1.18 0.76 $27.30 $56,780
Illinois 8,380 1.42 0.92 $26.78 $55,700
Hawaii 2,050 3.25 2.10 $26.00 $54,090
New York 13,360 1.47 0.95 $24.53 $51,020
Missouri 3,820 1.39 0.90 $24.22 $50,370





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,610 1.31 0.84 $24.51 $50,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,770 1.60 1.04 $22.79 $47,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,160 2.10 1.36 $18.15 $37,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,630 1.55 1.00 $29.59 $61,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,760 3.00 1.94 $21.32 $44,340
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,600 2.94 1.90 $20.15 $41,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,760 2.71 1.75 $20.67 $43,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,530 1.42 0.92 $21.16 $44,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,450 1.78 1.15 $18.07 $37,580
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 3,400 3.14 2.03 $26.57 $55,270