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Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helper Salary Information

The salary statistics of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helper Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,830
25th Percentile Wage
$23,800
50th Percentile Wage
$28,760
75th Percentile Wage
$35,630
90th Percentile Wage
$44,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers is $44,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,830. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,760
5.04% 15.54%
2016
$27,310
3.04% -
2015
$26,480
2.15% -
2014
$25,910
3.90% -
2013
$24,900
2.45% -
2012
$24,290
- -

Table 2. Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helper Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $45,210. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $20,860).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,210
Construction
$28,800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,350
Educational Services
$27,870
Mining
$26,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,450
Manufacturing
$25,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$20,860

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helpers by States

From the above tables we note that not only painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,950 to $38,340. The highest paying state for painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers is Missouri with a median annual salary of $38,340. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $17,950. For more salary information of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Missouri
$38,340
Colorado
$35,550
Alaska
$34,860
Minnesota
$34,160
Nebraska
$33,830
Washington
$33,740
California
$33,420
Mississippi
$32,700
Utah
$32,370
Delaware
$32,360
New York
$31,930
Connecticut
$31,180
Illinois
$31,030
Oregon
$31,000
Nevada
$30,690
Louisiana
$29,710
New Jersey
$29,460
Oklahoma
$29,290
Texas
$29,060
Michigan
$28,850
Iowa
$28,710
North Dakota
$28,660
Tennessee
$28,600
Idaho
$28,240
Wyoming
$28,060
Wisconsin
$27,680
Hawaii
$27,350
Ohio
$27,300
Arizona
$27,140
North Carolina
$26,980
Arkansas
$26,940
Maryland
$26,870
New Mexico
$26,720
Virginia
$26,540
Massachusetts
$26,500
South Carolina
$25,520
Montana
$24,670
Pennsylvania
$24,630
Kansas
$23,750
Florida
$23,650
Indiana
$23,460
Georgia
$21,790
Alabama
$20,530
Kentucky
$19,300
Puerto Rico
$18,260
South Dakota
$17,950



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