Painters and Paperhangers Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Painters and Paperhangers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,010
25th Percentile Wage
$30,320
50th Percentile Wage
$37,190
75th Percentile Wage
$48,290
90th Percentile Wage
$62,240

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 $62,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid painters and paperhangers is $25,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of painters and paperhangers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,190
1.13% 7.80%
2016
$36,770
2.77% -
2015
$35,750
1.87% -
2014
$35,080
1.51% -
2013
$34,550
0.75% -
2012
$34,290
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Compare Painters and Paperhangers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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 $79,810. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $33,910). 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
$79,810
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$47,650
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$44,280
Building Equipment Contractors
$43,000
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$42,270
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$41,620
Land Subdivision
$41,110
Nonresidential Building Construction
$40,790
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$40,330
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$40,090
Utility System Construction
$39,830
Masonry Contractors
$39,760
Construction of Buildings
$38,250
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$37,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$37,400
Residential Building Construction
$37,220
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,120
Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,940
Building Finishing Contractors
$36,890
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$36,770
Roofing Contractors
$36,020
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$33,910

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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