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Highest Paying Industries for Painters and Paperhangers

The top 100 highest paying industries for painters and paperhangers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $73,290, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for painters and paperhangers. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $72,620). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of painters and paperhangers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Painters and Paperhangers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,290
80
2 Utilities
$72,620
100
3 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$66,820
30
4 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$65,940
n/a
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$65,300
30
6 Beverage Manufacturing
$63,690
40
7 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$63,110
40
8 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,720
120
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,720
120
10 Postal Service (federal government)
$58,020
50
11 Transportation and Warehousing
$58,010
280
12 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$57,490
40
13 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$56,380
60
14 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$56,000
n/a
15 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$56,000
n/a
16 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$55,590
n/a
17 Information
$55,440
920
18 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$54,350
250
19 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$54,310
50
20 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,050
50
21 Educational Support Services
$53,580
60
22 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$53,430
80
23 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$53,000
50
24 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,910
4,990
25 Retail Trade
$51,580
340
26 Casino Hotels
$51,290
500
27 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$51,060
180
28 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,960
9,620
29 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,960
9,620
30 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,890
880
31 Federal government, including USPS
$50,470
3,800
32 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,400
3,750
33 Offices of Physicians
$50,020
40
34 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$48,870
70
35 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,820
14,360
36 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$48,010
7,600
37 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,190
50
38 Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,460
280
39 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,310
280
40 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$46,280
240
41 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$46,030
70
42 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$45,630
130
43 Hospitals - State government owned
$45,560
260
44 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,360
2,960
45 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$44,880
170
46 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$44,840
320
47 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$44,680
2,560
48 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$44,470
2,310
49 Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,450
2,020
50 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$44,450
2,180
51 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,350
1,930
52 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$44,330
100
53 Spectator Sports
$44,210
60
54 Ship and Boat Building
$44,160
1,760
55 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$44,000
2,530
56 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$43,580
970
57 Educational Services - Privately owned
$43,440
1,030
58 Accommodation and Food Services
$43,280
1,380
59 Accommodation
$43,260
1,380
60 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$43,220
2,730
61 Traveler Accommodation
$43,180
1,370
62 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,030
40
63 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,930
3,180
64 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,670
1,720
65 Educational Services - State government owned
$42,580
1,820
66 Social Assistance
$42,570
40
67 Building Equipment Contractors
$42,250
1,430
68 Educational Services
$42,140
5,060
69 Other Support Services
$42,080
30
70 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$42,070
950
71 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$41,860
90
72 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$41,730
570
73 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$41,630
190
74 Facilities Support Services
$41,410
200
75 Junior colleges - State government owned
$41,310
70
76 Land Subdivision
$41,110
40
77 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,050
860
78 Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,000
2,220
79 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$40,800
30
80 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$40,300
80
81 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,230
3,240
82 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$40,150
1,940
83 Gambling Industries
$40,140
n/a
84 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$40,120
1,890
85 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$39,740
240
86 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$39,410
200
87 Manufacturing
$39,210
4,660
88 Engineering Services
$38,870
220
89 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$38,640
300
90 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$38,550
50
91 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$38,280
140
92 Chemical Manufacturing
$37,980
140
93 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,520
220
94 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$37,170
210
95 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$37,150
1,220
96 Machinery Manufacturing
$37,130
300
97 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$36,670
170
98 Utility System Construction
$36,660
790
99 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$36,620
170
100 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$36,560
130