Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment

Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.


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)
54,860 2.0 % $22.25 $46,270 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.65 $15.87 $20.27 $26.78 $33.93
Annual Wage (2) $26,300 $33,000 $42,150 $55,700 $70,580


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 26,920 2.96 $22.62 $47,060
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 4,370 2.90 $18.55 $38,580
Automobile Dealers 3,780 0.30 $23.08 $48,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,200 0.65 $25.79 $53,650
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,900 1.40 $24.12 $50,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 970 3.47 $22.69 $47,190
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 26,920 2.96 $22.62 $47,060
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 4,370 2.90 $18.55 $38,580
Ship and Boat Building 2,850 2.09 $21.01 $43,700
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,770 1.40 $22.31 $46,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 210 (7) $30.49 $63,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,200 0.65 $25.79 $53,650
Spectator Sports 50 0.03 $24.32 $50,580
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,900 1.40 $24.12 $50,170
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $23.99 $49,910


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 6,920 0.43 1.11 $21.67 $45,070
Texas 5,070 0.43 1.11 $21.06 $43,800
Florida 3,030 0.37 0.94 $20.10 $41,810
Ohio 2,540 0.48 1.22 $22.37 $46,530
Washington 2,420 0.79 2.02 $27.37 $56,930




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)
Arkansas 970 0.82 2.09 $17.33 $36,040
Washington 2,420 0.79 2.02 $27.37 $56,930
Indiana 2,310 0.77 1.98 $19.87 $41,340
Rhode Island 360 0.76 1.95 $21.56 $44,840
Alabama 1,130 0.59 1.51 $20.36 $42,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 550 0.33 0.85 $27.58 $57,360
Washington 2,420 0.79 2.02 $27.37 $56,930
Alaska 40 0.11 0.29 $27.17 $56,510
Minnesota 1,140 0.40 1.03 $27.14 $56,450
Wyoming 110 0.38 0.97 $26.18 $54,440





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.55 1.42 $20.75 $43,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.02 2.61 $30.10 $62,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.33 0.86 $23.69 $49,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.44 1.12 $21.61 $44,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,010 0.34 0.88 $20.73 $43,120
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 980 0.15 0.38 $22.30 $46,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 910 1.24 3.17 $22.15 $46,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 840 0.43 1.11 $20.19 $42,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 770 0.57 1.47 $23.70 $49,290
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 760 0.55 1.40 $20.60 $42,860




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)
Warner Robins, GA 220 3.17 8.12 $22.12 $46,000
Grand Junction, CO 130 2.14 5.48 $19.11 $39,750
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 80 2.01 5.14 $17.20 $35,790
Amarillo, TX 220 1.94 4.97 $15.20 $31,610
Springfield, OH 80 1.66 4.25 $21.05 $43,780
St. Cloud, MN 140 1.39 3.57 $21.13 $43,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 910 1.24 3.17 $22.15 $46,070
Terre Haute, IN 80 1.23 3.16 $18.52 $38,520
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.23 3.15 $16.12 $33,520
Waco, TX 120 1.10 2.81 $20.08 $41,760