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
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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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 $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 [1].


Highest paying industries for painters and paperhangers.