Painters and Paperhangers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of painters and paperhangers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare painters and paperhangers salaries in different industries within the manufacturing 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 manufacturing. 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 $62,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid painters and paperhangers is $26,540.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Painters and Paperhangers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of painters and paperhangers in 34 industries in the manufacturing 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 pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry with an annual salary $57,490. The lowest paying industry is the electric lighting equipment manufacturing industry (annual salary $27,800). For detailed painters and paperhangers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

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.