Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
192,890 1.2 % $18.89 $39,290 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.22 $13.67 $17.01 $22.36 $29.94
Annual Wage (2) $23,340 $28,420 $35,390 $46,520 $62,280


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 125,750 19.15 $18.43 $38,340
Residential Building Construction 10,920 1.83 $17.74 $36,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,670 0.85 $17.92 $37,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,170 0.09 $23.76 $49,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,830 0.19 $24.30 $50,540

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 125,750 19.15 $18.43 $38,340
Residential Building Construction 10,920 1.83 $17.74 $36,890
Ship and Boat Building 1,860 1.43 $20.62 $42,880
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,590 0.86 $23.91 $49,730
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,670 0.85 $17.92 $37,270

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 $32.53 $67,660
Beverage Manufacturing 30 0.02 $27.94 $58,110
Postal Service 50 0.01 $26.87 $55,890
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.02 $26.57 $55,270
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 30 0.02 $26.18 $54,460


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 27,220 1.85 1.27 $21.77 $45,270
Texas 18,000 1.65 1.13 $15.15 $31,500
Florida 14,750 1.98 1.36 $15.85 $32,960
New York 12,090 1.40 0.96 $24.84 $51,680
Washington 7,240 2.56 1.76 $20.07 $41,750




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 1,640 2.72 1.87 $25.15 $52,310
Washington 7,240 2.56 1.76 $20.07 $41,750
Louisiana 4,620 2.45 1.69 $16.49 $34,310
Nevada 2,590 2.25 1.55 $23.74 $49,370
Maine 1,260 2.16 1.48 $20.72 $43,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 7,010 1.23 0.84 $25.48 $52,990
Hawaii 1,640 2.72 1.87 $25.15 $52,310
New York 12,090 1.40 0.96 $24.84 $51,680
Alaska 550 1.71 1.17 $23.81 $49,520
Missouri 3,810 1.44 0.99 $23.78 $49,460





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,540 1.44 0.99 $25.99 $54,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,200 2.25 1.54 $15.71 $32,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,170 1.30 0.89 $22.38 $46,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,040 1.36 0.94 $27.01 $56,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,800 2.62 1.80 $19.95 $41,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,660 2.05 1.41 $16.73 $34,790
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,430 2.65 1.82 $22.55 $46,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,250 1.37 0.94 $20.35 $42,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,100 2.13 1.47 $19.43 $40,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,600 1.45 1.00 $19.80 $41,180