Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
221,340 1.2 % $20.12 $41,840 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.11 $14.80 $18.25 $24.00 $30.59
Annual Wage (2) $25,200 $30,790 $37,960 $49,920 $63,620


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 147,170 18.66 $19.44 $40,440
Residential Building Construction 15,170 2.05 $19.05 $39,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 7,500 0.96 $21.82 $45,380
Real Estate 5,860 0.37 $19.49 $40,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,450 0.08 $27.58 $57,370

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 147,170 18.66 $19.44 $40,440
Residential Building Construction 15,170 2.05 $19.05 $39,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 7,500 0.96 $21.82 $45,380
Ship and Boat Building 1,240 0.93 $22.03 $45,830
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,990 0.89 $23.86 $49,640

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 110 0.03 $34.56 $71,880
Motion Picture and Video Industries 870 0.20 $34.33 $71,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $29.67 $61,710
Postal Service (federal government) 30 0.01 $29.35 $61,040
Beverage Manufacturing 30 0.01 $29.33 $61,010


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 35,070 2.10 1.35 $22.94 $47,710
Texas 19,890 1.67 1.08 $17.45 $36,290
Florida 18,280 2.17 1.40 $16.22 $33,730
New York 13,660 1.48 0.96 $24.58 $51,130
Washington 9,670 3.04 1.95 $19.82 $41,220




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 2,010 3.18 2.05 $26.39 $54,900
Washington 9,670 3.04 1.95 $19.82 $41,220
Louisiana 5,330 2.80 1.80 $19.46 $40,480
Nevada 3,410 2.60 1.67 $21.58 $44,900
Idaho 1,680 2.46 1.58 $16.15 $33,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 470 1.47 0.95 $27.62 $57,460
Hawaii 2,010 3.18 2.05 $26.39 $54,900
District of Columbia 440 0.61 0.40 $25.44 $52,920
New York 13,660 1.48 0.96 $24.58 $51,130
Missouri 4,270 1.53 0.99 $24.15 $50,240



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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 8,550 1.28 0.82 $25.45 $52,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,600 2.59 1.67 $18.92 $39,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,960 1.57 1.01 $22.70 $47,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,480 1.50 0.96 $25.37 $52,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,070 3.08 1.98 $19.49 $40,540
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,060 2.51 1.62 $20.69 $43,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,870 2.70 1.74 $21.24 $44,180
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 3.15 2.03 $28.10 $58,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,320 1.68 1.08 $18.80 $39,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.33 0.86 $15.76 $32,780


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 820 9.49 6.11 $25.25 $52,530
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,190 8.34 5.37 $16.03 $33,340
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 340 6.71 4.32 $15.71 $32,670
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 690 5.99 3.86 $23.08 $48,000
Corpus Christi, TX 870 4.58 2.95 $20.59 $42,830
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 200 4.57 2.94 $21.71 $45,150
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 350 4.16 2.68 $18.06 $37,570
Salem, OR 670 4.06 2.62 $15.81 $32,890
Warner Robins, GA 280 4.03 2.60 $25.15 $52,310
Napa, CA 290 4.00 2.58 $25.38 $52,790