Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
52,880 2.0 % $22.30 $46,380 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $15.95 $20.12 $26.34 $34.56
Annual Wage (2) $26,730 $33,170 $41,850 $54,780 $71,880


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 27,320 2.97 $22.59 $46,980
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 4,020 2.72 $18.46 $38,400
Automobile Dealers 3,580 0.28 $22.96 $47,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,820 0.59 $27.04 $56,240
Ship and Boat Building 2,680 2.00 $21.06 $43,800

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 800 3.61 $22.43 $46,650
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 27,320 2.97 $22.59 $46,980
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 4,020 2.72 $18.46 $38,400
Ship and Boat Building 2,680 2.00 $21.06 $43,800
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,620 1.27 $22.58 $46,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 (7) $31.93 $66,410
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 80 0.01 $30.05 $62,500
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 200 0.05 $29.00 $60,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,820 0.59 $27.04 $56,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $26.76 $55,650


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 6,950 0.42 1.12 $21.03 $43,740
Texas 4,980 0.42 1.13 $20.84 $43,360
Florida 3,010 0.36 0.96 $20.99 $43,650
Washington 2,310 0.72 1.95 $28.05 $58,350
Indiana 2,240 0.74 2.00 $19.74 $41,060




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)
Rhode Island 370 0.78 2.10 $22.26 $46,310
Indiana 2,240 0.74 2.00 $19.74 $41,060
Maine 430 0.73 1.96 $18.52 $38,530
Washington 2,310 0.72 1.95 $28.05 $58,350
Arkansas 750 0.62 1.68 $17.83 $37,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 420 0.25 0.68 $29.80 $61,980
Washington 2,310 0.72 1.95 $28.05 $58,350
Minnesota 1,090 0.39 1.04 $26.91 $55,980
Wyoming 100 0.38 1.03 $26.69 $55,510
Alaska 40 0.14 0.37 $26.54 $55,190



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.54 1.46 $19.62 $40,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.91 2.46 $30.66 $63,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.18 0.49 $22.40 $46,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 0.86 $21.81 $45,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,080 0.37 0.99 $20.41 $42,450
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,050 8.22 22.15 $16.84 $35,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.38 1.01 $22.46 $46,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.33 0.89 $25.50 $53,030
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 860 1.16 3.12 $23.66 $49,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 740 0.38 1.01 $20.17 $41,950


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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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,050 8.22 22.15 $16.84 $35,030
Grand Junction, CO 130 2.12 5.73 $18.28 $38,010
Lafayette, LA 390 2.00 5.38 $22.63 $47,060
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 80 1.83 4.94 $17.77 $36,970
Springfield, OH 90 1.79 4.82 $21.62 $44,980
Amarillo, TX 210 1.79 4.84 $17.04 $35,440
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 80 1.49 4.02 $21.01 $43,710
St. Cloud, MN 140 1.37 3.69 $19.72 $41,030
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 860 1.16 3.12 $23.66 $49,220
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 80 1.16 3.12 $21.39 $44,480


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 0.54 $34.49 $71,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 540 0.28 0.75 $33.00 $68,640
Raleigh, NC 100 0.16 0.43 $32.48 $67,560
Colorado Springs, CO 120 0.43 1.16 $32.27 $67,110
Fort Collins, CO 50 0.32 0.86 $31.92 $66,380
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) $31.79 $66,120
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.50 1.35 $30.93 $64,320
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.10 0.28 $30.80 $64,070
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.91 2.46 $30.66 $63,770
Richmond, VA 220 0.34 0.93 $30.60 $63,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.97 2.62 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.19 3.21 $18.05 $37,550
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 250 1.28 3.45 $17.88 $37,200
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 2.05 5.53 $15.13 $31,470
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 1.36 3.67 $18.57 $38,620

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 2.05 5.53 $15.13 $31,470
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.59 4.30 $17.67 $36,760
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.40 3.78 $19.10 $39,730
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 1.36 3.67 $18.57 $38,620
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.31 3.53 $19.21 $39,960

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 1.29 $26.08 $54,250
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 1.47 $25.14 $52,300
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.65 $51,260
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 1.78 $24.41 $50,760
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.90 $24.23 $50,410


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018