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Highest Paying Industries for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

The top 100 highest paying industries for painters, construction and maintenance (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, construction and maintenance. 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, construction and maintenance in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

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 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$55,500
n/a
18 Information
$55,440
920
19 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$54,350
250
20 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$54,310
50
21 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,050
50
22 Educational Support Services
$53,580
60
23 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$53,430
80
24 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$53,000
50
25 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,920
4,990
26 Retail Trade
$51,580
340
27 Casino Hotels
$51,320
500
28 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$51,060
180
29 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,960
9,620
30 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,960
9,620
31 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,890
880
32 Federal government, including USPS
$50,470
3,800
33 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,400
3,750
34 Offices of Physicians
$50,020
40
35 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$48,870
70
36 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,830
14,360
37 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$48,020
7,600
38 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,190
50
39 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,100
940
40 Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,520
280
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,370
280
42 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$46,280
240
43 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$46,030
70
44 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$45,630
130
45 Hospitals - State government owned
$45,570
260
46 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,360
2,960
47 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$44,880
170
48 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$44,840
320
49 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$44,680
2,550
50 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$44,470
2,300
51 Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,450
2,010
52 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$44,450
2,180
53 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,350
1,920
54 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$44,320
100
55 Spectator Sports
$44,210
60
56 Ship and Boat Building
$44,180
1,760
57 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$44,020
2,530
58 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$43,580
970
59 Educational Services - Privately owned
$43,440
1,030
60 Accommodation and Food Services
$43,360
1,380
61 Accommodation
$43,340
1,380
62 Traveler Accommodation
$43,250
1,370
63 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$43,220
2,730
64 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,030
40
65 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,930
3,170
66 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,670
1,720
67 Educational Services - State government owned
$42,580
1,820
68 Social Assistance
$42,570
40
69 Building Equipment Contractors
$42,250
1,430
70 Educational Services
$42,140
5,060
71 Other Support Services
$42,080
30
72 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$42,070
950
73 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$41,900
560
74 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$41,860
90
75 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$41,630
190
76 Facilities Support Services
$41,410
200
77 Junior colleges - State government owned
$41,310
70
78 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,140
850
79 Land Subdivision
$41,110
40
80 Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,000
2,220
81 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$40,800
30
82 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$40,300
80
83 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,230
3,240
84 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$40,150
1,940
85 Gambling Industries
$40,140
n/a
86 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$40,120
1,890
87 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$39,740
240
88 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$39,410
200
89 Manufacturing
$39,280
4,540
90 Engineering Services
$38,870
220
91 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$38,640
300
92 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$38,550
50
93 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$38,280
140
94 Chemical Manufacturing
$37,980
140
95 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,520
220
96 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$37,170
210
97 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$37,150
1,220
98 Machinery Manufacturing
$37,130
300
99 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$36,670
170
100 Utility System Construction
$36,660
790
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