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Highest Paying States for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

The highest paying states 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 of painters, construction and maintenance in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $58,300, Alaska is the highest paying state for painters, construction and maintenance. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $53,980). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of painters, construction and maintenance in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$58,300
$34,900 470
2 Hawaii
$53,980
$32,410 2,010
3 District of Columbia
$53,520
$30,990 440
4 Missouri
$49,190
$25,620 4,270
5 New York
$45,480
$21,520 13,660
6 California
$45,060
$27,510 35,070
7 Minnesota
$44,740
$26,130 3,930
8 Massachusetts
$43,080
$24,730 4,620
9 New Jersey
$42,870
$25,790 4,350
10 Connecticut
$42,780
$32,710 1,910
11 Illinois
$42,640
$21,450 8,520
12 Maine
$42,640
$29,960 1,370
13 Nevada
$41,590
$28,630 3,410
14 Wisconsin
$41,230
$28,410 3,180
15 Delaware
$40,470
$27,940 440
16 North Dakota
$40,010
$28,350 470
17 Pennsylvania
$39,830
$24,300 5,890
18 Colorado
$39,680
$29,600 4,090
19 Wyoming
$39,600
$27,980 540
20 Rhode Island
$39,200
$32,510 620
21 West Virginia
$39,040
$26,270 880
22 Ohio
$38,710
$24,430 5,470
23 Washington
$38,230
$27,920 9,670
24 Louisiana
$38,090
$25,190 5,330
25 Oklahoma
$38,090
$26,730 2,240
26 Iowa
$37,980
$25,750 1,790
27 Indiana
$37,970
$25,720 3,950
28 Vermont
$37,540
$29,010 680
29 New Hampshire
$37,390
$27,750 820
30 Virginia
$36,980
$23,230 5,780
31 Michigan
$36,980
$24,620 4,300
32 Georgia
$36,630
$19,350 3,410
33 Maryland
$36,360
$26,310 4,540
34 Kansas
$36,030
$23,070 2,020
35 Arizona
$35,850
$24,900 4,740
36 Montana
$35,780
$26,200 900
37 Utah
$35,520
$20,860 2,580
38 Texas
$35,350
$25,960 19,890
39 Nebraska
$35,120
$25,220 1,470
40 Virgin Islands
$34,960
$24,530 50
41 Kentucky
$34,940
$22,400 1,950
42 Alabama
$34,800
$25,950 2,080
43 Oregon
$34,370
$24,880 4,480
44 Tennessee
$34,040
$25,270 2,630
45 Arkansas
$33,890
$24,840 1,280
46 South Carolina
$33,080
$20,190 2,420
47 Mississippi
$32,920
$21,840 1,200
48 Florida
$32,880
$21,840 18,280
49 New Mexico
$32,790
$22,910 1,060
50 Idaho
$32,620
$21,920 1,680
51 North Carolina
$32,270
$24,280 4,090
52 South Dakota
$32,220
$23,030 500
53 Guam
$28,940
$23,370 190
54 Puerto Rico
$19,530
$16,350 530
See also: Highest paying industries for painters, construction and maintenance, Top Paying Jobs in America.