The salary statistics of painters and paperhangers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare painters and paperhangers salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for painters and paperhangers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) painters and paperhangers is $62,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid painters and paperhangers is $24,650.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of painters and paperhangers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of painters and paperhangers in 22 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for painters and paperhangers occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $73,950. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $34,700). For detailed painters and paperhangers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .