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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,370
25th Percentile Wage
$22,700
50th Percentile Wage
$27,310
75th Percentile Wage
$32,390
90th Percentile Wage
$39,670

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 $39,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,370. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 94% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,3103.04%11.06%
201526,4802.15%-
201425,9103.90%-
201324,9002.45%-
201224,290--

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 8 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 $44,230. 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
$44,230
Manufacturing
$28,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,690
Educational Services
$27,500
Construction
$27,330
Mining
$26,920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,750
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 $18,260 to $42,780. The highest paying state for painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons helpers is Missouri with a median annual salary of $42,780. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,260. 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
$42,780
Minnesota
$33,250
Mississippi
$32,700
Washington
$31,430
Connecticut
$31,180
Utah
$29,620
New Jersey
$29,460
Nevada
$29,240
Kansas
$29,070
Tennessee
$29,050
California
$29,030
Massachusetts
$28,820
Louisiana
$28,180
Arizona
$27,670
Wisconsin
$27,540
Iowa
$27,450
Maryland
$27,400
Texas
$27,400
Hawaii
$26,890
New York
$26,800
Virginia
$26,650
North Carolina
$26,250
Idaho
$25,780
Illinois
$25,600
Montana
$24,670
Oregon
$24,230
New Mexico
$24,220
Florida
$23,940
Pennsylvania
$23,920
Colorado
$23,670
Arkansas
$23,590
South Carolina
$23,190
Michigan
$23,080
Alabama
$22,170
Indiana
$21,930
Georgia
$20,900
Ohio
$20,140
Kentucky
$19,300
Oklahoma
$19,250
Puerto Rico
$18,260


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