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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Industry profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Geographic profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

National estimates for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
214,220 1.3 % $ 22.66 $ 47,140 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.31 $ 17.75 $ 21.92 $ 25.63 $ 33.93
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,770 $ 36,920 $ 45,590 $ 53,310 $ 70,570


Industry profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Painters, Construction and Maintenance are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Painters, Construction and Maintenance, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 147,670 18.25 $ 22.20 $ 46,180
Residential Building Construction 12,560 1.49 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Real Estate 5,730 0.34 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,930 0.63 $ 26.67 $ 55,470
Employment Services 4,910 0.14 $ 19.52 $ 40,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 147,670 18.25 $ 22.20 $ 46,180
Residential Building Construction 12,560 1.49 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 3,320 0.93 $ 27.45 $ 57,100
Ship and Boat Building 1,160 0.80 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,930 0.63 $ 26.67 $ 55,470

Top paying industries for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $ 38.93 $ 80,970
Restaurants and Other Eating Places (8) (8) $ 36.13 $ 75,150
General Merchandise Stores 70 (7) $ 35.78 $ 74,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $ 34.82 $ 72,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,310 0.06 $ 32.24 $ 67,050


Geographic profile for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Painters, Construction and Maintenance are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Painters, Construction and Maintenance, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of painters, construction and maintenance by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 35,780 2.16 1.42 $ 25.98 $ 54,030
Florida 18,850 2.19 1.44 $ 18.62 $ 38,740
Texas 16,220 1.33 0.87 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
New York 12,100 1.40 0.92 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
Washington 8,630 2.69 1.77 $ 25.80 $ 53,670


Map of location quotient of painters, construction and maintenance by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,010 3.67 2.41 $ 28.40 $ 59,070
Nevada 4,320 3.35 2.20 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Maine 1,620 2.74 1.80 $ 22.03 $ 45,820
Washington 8,630 2.69 1.77 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
Idaho 2,000 2.64 1.74 $ 18.16 $ 37,770


Map of annual mean wages of painters, construction and maintenance by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 12,100 1.40 0.92 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
Hawaii 2,010 3.67 2.41 $ 28.40 $ 59,070
Illinois 7,310 1.30 0.86 $ 28.09 $ 58,430
New Jersey 5,270 1.37 0.90 $ 27.21 $ 56,600
Alaska 450 1.51 0.99 $ 26.14 $ 54,360



Map of employment of painters, construction and maintenance by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,420 1.43 0.94 $ 30.05 $ 62,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,320 1.80 1.19 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,020 1.42 0.94 $ 28.17 $ 58,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,950 2.66 1.75 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,610 1.93 1.27 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,080 2.07 1.36 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,030 2.62 1.73 $ 26.82 $ 55,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,580 2.16 1.42 $ 20.85 $ 43,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,970 2.86 1.88 $ 24.11 $ 50,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,720 1.04 0.68 $ 18.86 $ 39,240


Map of location quotient of painters, construction and maintenance by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painters, Construction and Maintenance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 800 9.22 6.06 $ 26.59 $ 55,310
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,130 7.75 5.10 $ 18.98 $ 39,470
Lake Charles, LA 470 5.22 3.44 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 410 5.10 3.35 $ 18.81 $ 39,110
Wenatchee, WA 210 4.54 2.99 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Bend-Redmond, OR 370 4.42 2.91 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
Portsmouth, NH-ME 380 4.28 2.81 $ 24.37 $ 50,680
St. George, UT 320 4.27 2.81 $ 18.46 $ 38,400
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 220 4.24 2.79 $ 17.80 $ 37,030
Warner Robins, GA 310 4.20 2.76 $ 26.82 $ 55,780