Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
213,330 1.3 % $19.49 $40,540 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.49 $14.10 $17.59 $23.21 $30.37
Annual Wage (2) $23,900 $29,320 $36,580 $48,280 $63,170


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 140,550 19.32 $18.98 $39,480
Residential Building Construction 12,620 1.86 $18.55 $38,570
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,830 0.94 $19.62 $40,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,100 0.10 $25.61 $53,270
Employment Services 4,370 0.12 $18.34 $38,150

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 140,550 19.32 $18.98 $39,480
Residential Building Construction 12,620 1.86 $18.55 $38,570
Ship and Boat Building 1,520 1.09 $20.57 $42,790
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,830 0.94 $19.62 $40,810
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,230 0.70 $22.71 $47,230

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 (8) (8) $35.23 $73,270
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,220 0.31 $31.37 $65,250
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 $29.11 $60,550
Postal Service 40 0.01 $28.43 $59,130
Beverage Manufacturing 30 0.02 $28.42 $59,100


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 32,450 2.09 1.35 $22.34 $46,480
Texas 19,380 1.68 1.08 $16.21 $33,720
Florida 16,960 2.14 1.38 $15.32 $31,870
New York 14,030 1.56 1.01 $25.16 $52,340
Washington 8,550 2.87 1.85 $20.75 $43,150



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 2,110 3.40 2.20 $26.57 $55,280
Washington 8,550 2.87 1.85 $20.75 $43,150
Louisiana 5,520 2.84 1.84 $16.83 $35,000
Nevada 3,120 2.53 1.64 $20.72 $43,100
Maine 1,370 2.31 1.50 $19.12 $39,780



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,110 3.40 2.20 $26.57 $55,280
Illinois 8,250 1.41 0.91 $26.19 $54,480
Alaska 520 1.59 1.03 $25.98 $54,050
New York 14,030 1.56 1.01 $25.16 $52,340
Missouri 3,750 1.38 0.89 $23.93 $49,780




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 9,310 1.44 0.93 $25.00 $52,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,830 2.33 1.51 $17.11 $35,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,490 1.58 1.02 $22.83 $47,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,530 1.55 1.00 $27.52 $57,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,710 3.06 1.98 $21.68 $45,080
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,750 2.46 1.59 $19.95 $41,490
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,630 2.68 1.73 $20.03 $41,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,440 1.42 0.92 $20.20 $42,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,110 2.37 1.53 $20.66 $42,970
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 3,070 2.91 1.88 $25.07 $52,150