Painters, Construction and Maintenance Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of painters, construction and maintenance in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare painters, construction and maintenance salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,650
25th Percentile Wage
$29,740
50th Percentile Wage
$36,790
75th Percentile Wage
$47,940
90th Percentile Wage
$62,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for painters, construction and maintenance 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, construction and maintenance is $62,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid painters, construction and maintenance is $24,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of painters, construction and maintenance in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,7902.83%6.82%
201535,7501.87%-
201435,0801.54%-
201334,5400.75%-
201234,280--

Compare Painters, Construction and Maintenance Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of painters, construction and maintenance 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, construction and maintenance 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, construction and maintenance salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$73,950
Masonry Contractors
$60,140
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$44,550
Building Equipment Contractors
$44,280
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$43,160
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$41,520
Land Subdivision
$41,110
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$40,010
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,830
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$39,750
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$38,720
Roofing Contractors
$38,340
Utility System Construction
$38,320
Nonresidential Building Construction
$37,820
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$37,740
Construction of Buildings
$37,680
Residential Building Construction
$37,620
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,730
Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,590
Building Finishing Contractors
$36,500
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$36,410
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$34,700

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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