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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 $56,550, Alaska is the highest paying state for painters, construction and maintenance. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $53,080). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$56,550
$34,680 380
2 Hawaii
$53,080
$34,710 2,050
3 Missouri
$52,790
$29,830 3,820
4 District of Columbia
$51,370
$29,440 470
5 Illinois
$48,100
$24,250 8,380
6 New York
$46,440
$24,670 13,360
7 California
$44,180
$27,700 35,210
8 Massachusetts
$43,010
$26,620 4,900
9 Minnesota
$41,790
$22,560 3,930
10 New Jersey
$41,250
$24,520 4,170
11 Maine
$41,020
$28,990 1,460
12 Indiana
$40,210
$23,730 3,810
13 Connecticut
$39,980
$28,940 1,740
14 Nevada
$39,890
$27,580 3,070
15 Wisconsin
$39,800
$26,250 3,260
16 Washington
$39,550
$27,990 9,100
17 Ohio
$39,440
$23,450 5,500
18 West Virginia
$39,170
$25,990 720
19 North Dakota
$39,080
$27,450 580
20 Rhode Island
$38,880
$32,010 610
21 Delaware
$38,610
$27,490 420
22 Pennsylvania
$38,500
$23,410 5,890
23 Michigan
$38,480
$25,360 3,880
24 Wyoming
$37,410
$27,560 590
25 Maryland
$37,130
$27,690 4,660
26 Colorado
$37,040
$27,800 4,010
27 Virginia
$37,030
$26,490 6,260
28 Louisiana
$36,890
$23,730 4,930
29 New Hampshire
$36,850
$27,780 790
30 Oklahoma
$36,230
$24,020 2,250
31 Utah
$36,140
$25,280 2,420
32 Kansas
$36,120
$22,970 1,880
33 Iowa
$36,050
$24,470 1,820
34 Vermont
$35,810
$23,050 690
35 Kentucky
$35,160
$23,340 1,920
36 Arizona
$34,980
$24,230 4,730
37 Montana
$34,810
$24,640 850
38 Virgin Islands
$34,000
$22,910 50
39 Alabama
$33,980
$24,670 1,940
40 Georgia
$33,960
$19,170 3,780
41 Nebraska
$33,950
$25,080 1,350
42 Oregon
$33,750
$23,460 4,170
43 Texas
$33,690
$25,110 18,740
44 Arkansas
$33,090
$23,170 1,340
45 Mississippi
$32,540
$20,200 1,330
46 North Carolina
$31,720
$23,600 3,610
47 Tennessee
$31,370
$24,170 3,010
48 Idaho
$31,120
$19,470 1,620
49 New Mexico
$31,000
$22,860 1,080
50 Florida
$30,950
$20,770 17,700
51 South Carolina
$30,940
$19,800 2,540
52 Guam
$28,850
$23,970 170
53 South Dakota
$28,720
$21,700 570
54 Puerto Rico
$20,110
$16,410 570
See also: Highest paying industries for painters, construction and maintenance, Top Paying Jobs in America.